Our Team
ROY SALOMON
Principal Investigator
Dr. Salomon started his academic career as a student of psychology in the “Amirim” program for excellence at the Hebrew University. He completed his Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University in cognitive neuroscience studying the neural and cognitive mechanisms of the Self, under the guidance of Prof. Dominique Lamy and Prof. Rafi Malach from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He continued to a postdoctoral fellowship at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland where he worked with Prof. Olaf Blanke on Bodily Self Consciousness. In 2016, he began his appointment as a senior lecturer at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University.
FELIX SCHOELLER
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Felix Schoeller is a post-doctoral researcher at the lab, working on interoceptive technologies in collaboration with the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab. A former fellow at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris and at the French Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Felix also lectured in psychology and behavioral sciences at the University of Paris and the Paris School of Economics. Felix graduated from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and holds a Ph.D. from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris. His research concerns the role of bodily signals in human emotions and their augmentation through wearable technology.
AMIT REGEV KRUGWASSER
Ph.D. Student
Amit Regev Krugwasser is a Ph.D. neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Amit holds a B.Sc. in computer science and an M.Sc. in neuroscience. In the past, Amit worked at Microsoft's Israel Development Center. His main fields of interest are self-perception, the sense of agency, metacognition and value perception. Thesis title: “Sense of Agency and Metacognition Across Different Sensorimotor Domains”
GADI DRORI
Ph.D. Student
Gadi is a PhD neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Gadi holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in neuroscience and has worked for several years as a research assistant at the Sagol Brain Institute at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Gadi’s research focuses on how the brain creates a sense of reality. His interests include psychedelic neuroscience and computational markers of consciousness. Thesis title: “Neural correlates of the Sense of Reality”
YONATAN (YONI) STERN
PhD student
Yoni is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at Haifa University under the joint supervision of Prof. Danny Koren and Dr. Roy Salomon. Yoni holds a M.A. in Cognitive Science and a B.Sc. (cum-laude) in Biology and Psychology, both from Ben-Gurion University. Yoni is a guide in the NGO "Derech Lotan", that takes at-risk youth on therapeutic wilderness trips. Yoni's research focuses on early identification of schizophrenia by examining the effects of daily stressors on neurocognitive capacities associated with the Self. Thesis title: “Episodic Memory and Context”
REINA VAN DER GOOT
PhD Student
Reina is a PhD candidate at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. She obtained a B.Sc. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience (both Cum Laude) from the University of Amsterdam. During the first internship of her research master she investigated sleep stability using EEG at the Sleep and Memory Lab at the University of Amsterdam. During the second internship she investigated the conscious state-dependency of neural markers of conscious access using EEG at the Consciousness and Cognition Lab at the University of Cambridge. Reina’s main interests include reality and consciousness. Thesis title: ‘Multivariate classification of neural time series data decodes conscious states but not conscious access’.
OPHIR NETZER
PhD Student
Ophir Netzer is a Ph.D. neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Ophir holds a B.A. in Cognitive Sciences and Economics and an M.A. in Cognitive and Brain Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As part of her M.A. project, she investigated sensory substitution and novel sensory experiences. Her main fields of interest are perception and consciousness in the context of sense of agency and perception of the self.
TEHILLA GOLDBERG
ERC coordinator
Tehilla Goldberg is an ERC (European Research Council) coordinator and a lab managing assistant. She is in charge of the grants given to research projects, as well as of the financial aspects of the lab work. She holds a B.A. in economics and statistics from Bar Ilan University. She also works as an ERC coordinator at the Koren Microbiome research laboratory, at the Medicine Faculty of Bar Ilan.
ASAF APPLEBAUM
M.Sc. Student
Asaf Applebaum is an M.Sc. neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Asaf holds a B.Sc. in computer sciences and has worked as a research assistant at Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT). His main field of interest is the relationship between the different parts of the self and their underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms
NIVA GOLDBERG
M.A. Student
Niva is an M.A. student in the Clinical Psychology program at Bar-Ilan University. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and in the “Amirim” program for excellence at the Hebrew University. During her B.A., she studied at Berlin School of Mind and Brain as an exchange student. Her main interest is the relationship between the minimal self, episodic memory, and reality monitoring.
PAZ BAR-TAL
M.Sc. Student
Paz Bar-Tal is an M.Sc. student in Neuroscience and Psychology. Her main interest is the relationship between emotions, perceptions and the brain, and she aspires to reveal how external experiences shape this relationship. In her spare time, Paz likes to travel, play the piano and write.
GABRIELA PANISHEV
M.Sc. Student / Lab Manager
Gabriela Panishev is an M.Sc. student in Neuroscience and Psychology. Her main field of interest is cognitive neuroscience, focusing on metacognition and the reciprocal effects of psychiatric disorders and self-perception on each other. For several years, Gabriela volunteered in youth movement for children with special needs ("Krembo Wings"). She loves playing the piano and practicing Yoga.
ARIEL SHAKED
M.Sc. Student
After obtaining his M.Sc. in the field of popular music from Amsterdam’s Conservatory, Ariel became fascinated by the cognitive mechanisms underlying our experience of sound, such as predictive coding, auditory feedback, echolocation & cancellation. He is interested in discovering when we shape our sound perception to fit reality, and when is it the other way around.
NOA SHMUELI
B.Sc. Student
Noa Shmueli is a bachelor student in neuroscience. Her passion is learning about consciousness and the empirical ways to measure the subjective experience. Her main interest is normal and abnormal aspects of self-perception. She worked for several years in the Israeli Scouts, and she loves traveling and photography.
DENIS LISSITSA
B.Sc. Student
Denis Lissitsa is a bachelor student in neuroscience and psychology. His passion is learning about consciousness, and about ways to integrate philosophical views into empirical study. His main interest is the mechanisms of altered states of consciousness. He served as a combat medic in the military, and his interests are sports, trecking and origami.
OZ MASHIAH
B.Sc. Student
Oz Mashiah is a bachelor's student in Neuroscience and Psychology at Bar-Ilan University. He is interested in the effects of meditation and on the brain, as well as in psychopharmacology and in self-awareness.

Alumni

Adi Ulmer Yaniv / Ph.D. Graduate and Post-Doctoral Researcher

Dvir Lehrer / M.Sc. Graduate

Amir Harduf / M.Sc. Graduate

Inbar Ben Yehuda / M.Sc. Graduate

Yaniv Kaplan / B.A. Graduate