The lab investigates high-level cognition, both at the behavioral and neural level. More specifically, we are interested in the following questions:
1. What is consciousness, how does it come about, and what are its functions? The latter entails two additional questions; first, how deep does unconscious processing run and how it differs from conscious processing. Second, how is consciousness involved not only in information processing, but also in voluntary action.
2. How does cognition affect perception? We are interested in the way our expectations and semantic knowledge affect perceptual processing and our interpretation of the world.
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Congratulations to Itay Yaron, who won the David and Paulina Trotsky Foundation Award for Ph.D. Students Excellence!
Congratulations to Yarden Shir and Shai Fischer, who were awarded with an excellence scholarship from the faculty of social sciences!
Congratulations to Rony Hirschhorn, who won the best student talk award in Sagol retreat!
Congratulations to Rony Hirschhorn, who won the Milner’s foundation scholarship for PhD students!
Our design on the cover of Trends in Cognitive Sciences journal
Congratulations to Eden Elbaz for winning the dean’s excellence award of Sagol BSc students!
Congratulations to Uri Korisky and Dana Roll for winning the dean’s excellency award for PhD and MA students!
Congratulations to Nadav Amir, for winning the prestigious scholarship of the National Academy of Sciences!
Congrats to Yarden Shir , who made it to the Dean’s 100 list of best lecturers!
Congratulations to Itay Yaron for having his poster selected as one of the best posters at ISFN conference.
Congratulations to Nadav Amir, for winning the special TAU rector scholarship for post-doctoral fellows!
Congratulations to Yarden Shir, for winning the School of Psychological Sciences excellence award!
Congratulations to Yarden Shir, who is one of the winners of the poster competition in the upcoming International Conference of Neuroscience & Free Will!
Congrats to Uri Korisky for receiving the Social sciences faculty award for excellent PhD students!