I am a lecturer at the University of Haifa, in the Department of Cognitive Sciences. I did my PhD in computational neuroscience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I studied multisensory integration and perception in Amir Amedi’s lab. Following my PhD, I joined the Crowd Cognition group, led by Bahador Bahrami, in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, and I spent a year in the University of London with The Human Mind Project.
I aim to understand the cognitive, computational and neural basis of social decision making. I use behavioural tasks online and in the lab, where participants can make decisions alone, or together. I use game-theory and machine learning models to explain the cognitive processes that drive participants’ behaviour, and to draw predictions for other decision-making scenarios. I use neuroimaging to understand the neural mechanisms supporting the participants’ behaviour, as captured by our models. I also try to examine clinical populations to underscore the social-cognitive deficits associated with different psychiatric disorders using our models and tasks.