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Dr. Liat Goldfarb

Dr. Liat Goldfarb


Position
Head, The Laboratory for Attention

Current Status
Senior Lecturer

Research Interests
Selective Attention 
Automatic Processing 
Arithmetic Processing & Attention 
Attention & ADHD

Current Projects
I study the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying attention in humans. In my research I use a variety of techniques to study attention. This includes behavioral tests that aim to reveal how attention influences our performance and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that aim to reveal the biological neural properties of attentions in the brain. In addition to studying the attention mechanism in healthy population I am interested in studying this mechanism in attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD

Education
Year Degree and Name of the Institution
2002 BA, Cum laude, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben Gurion University.
2004 MA, Summa cum laude, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University.
2007 PhD, Summa cum laude, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University.
2010 Post doctorate, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Prof. Anne Treisman Lab, Princeton University.

Awards
Year Degree and Name of the Institution
2011-2014 Allon fellowships for outstanding young researchers.
2007-2010 Bikura- FIRST (Focal Initiative in Research in Science and Technology), Israel Science Foundation( two phases fellowship, Phase 1:Post-doc abroad, Phase 2: Back in Israel).
2007-2008 Rothschild Postdoctoral fellowship.
2008-2010 Postdoctoral fellowship for women in science.
2007 Rector's award of Excellence for a PhD student, Ben Gurion University.
2007 The Knesset's (The Israeli parliament) award of Excellence for PhD students.
2006 Marianne Amir award of Excellence for a PhD student.
2004 Wolf Prize of Excellence for MA students.

Publications