• Congratulations to Olga Kreichman for receiving SFN's 2022 Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) (18 Sep 2022)

    • Olga, Avi, and Shaimaa presented their exciting work at the first IVSS conference in Bar Ilan. Well done! (18 Sep 2022)

    • Congratulations to Dr. Amit Benady for being awarded his PhD - now MD and PhD! well deserved Amit (6 Sep 2022)

    • Congratulations to Vasilisa for submitting her paper (see our preprint

    • Congratulations to Yoav, Miroslava, Faten, and Renana for being awarded their MSc degree and to Limor for being awarded her BSc degree in bioinformatics (29 June 2022) 

    • Sharon gave a seminar at the Stanford Vision Brunch about visual memory and memorability (15 June 2022)

    • Vasilisa presented her research at the VVSS conference (1 June 2022)

    • Sharon hosted a symposium at the VVSS conference on "The interplay of visual memory and high-level vision" with Tim Brady, Noa Ofen, Sharon, Yoni Pertzov, Galit Yovel, and Meike Ramon as speakers (1 June 2022)

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Our lab focuses on understanding how neural processes in our brains result in visual perception and behaviour. We seek to understand how the visual system meets the challenges that the ever-changing dynamic 3D world confronts her with. Therefore we investigate how the visual system functions in lab-based and in less controlled environments (using both static and dynamic stimuli) in light of neuro-functional models we developed. We use fMRI to study brain activity, MRI to investigate brain structure, psychophysics coupled with eye tracking to evaluate how behavioural responses are related to brain measures, and computational approaches. We study healthy individuals but also developmental cases and brain damaged patients. 

Specific research directions in our lab

  • Linking visual cortex organization to high and low visual functions

  • High level perception and action skills in lab and dynamic world settings

  • Face, place, object and form perception

  • How visual memory relates to visual perception

  • Motion perception including biological (people's) motion perception

  • Neuroimaging (MRI and fMRI) investigations of high-level visual processes

  • Normative vision, impaired vision (developmental or acquired)

  • Dependencies between different visual functions

Join our research team!

We are looking for brilliant enthusiastic post-doc PhD and MSc students for doing exciting fMRI MRI eye tracking psychophysics VR  and computational research!

Interested candidates are welcome to contact us for more details at 

Participate in our research!

Whether you have great functional vision, suffer from visual impairments or are challenged by visual perceptual issues - you are welcome to contact us to get more details on participating in our behavioural and MRI studies