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Preprints and submissions

Kreichman O, Masarwa S, Brook L, Gilaie-Dotan S. Larger images are better remembered in naturalistic environments outside the lab. PsyArXiv 

[ The project experiments and results can be found on OSF at ]


Benady A, Zadik S, Gilaie-Dotan S, Plotnik M. The effect of virtual scene inclination transitions on gait modulation in healthy young vs older adults - a virtual reality study. bioRxiv,

Portnoy A, Gilaie-Dotan S. Oculomotor-related measures but not distance visual acuity are predictive of reading ability in first graders. bioRxiv,


Brook L, Kreichman O, Masarwa S, Gilaie-Dotan S. (2024). Higher-contrast images are better remembered during naturalistic encoding. Sci Rep

[ The project experiments and results can be found on OSF at ]

Akselevich V, Gilaie-Dotan S. (2024). Positive and negative facial valence perception are modulated differently by eccentricity in the parafovea: Replication from KDEF to NimStim. Sci Rep,

[ The project experiments and results can be found on OSF at ]

Kreichman O, Gilaie-Dotan S. (2024). Parafoveal vision reveals qualitative differences between FFA and PPA. Hum Brain Mapp

[ The project experiments and results can be found on OSF at ]


Akselevich V, Gilaie-Dotan S. (2022). Positive and negative facial valence perception are modulated 
differently by eccentricity in the parafovea. Scientific Reports

[ The project experiments and results can be found on OSF at ]

Masarwa S, Kreichman O, Gilaie-Dotan S. (2022). Larger images are better remembered during naturalistic encoding. PNAS, (open access) (.pdf) (supp. mat.)

Covered in PNAS "In This Issue" highlights

[ The project experiments and results can be found on OSF at ]


Benady A, Zadik S, Zeilig G, Gilaie-Dotan S, Plotnik M. (2021). Gait Speed Modulations Are Proportional to Grades of Virtual Visual Slopes—A Virtual Reality Study. Front. Neurol. (.pdf)


Benady A, Zadik S, Ben-Gal S, Cano Porras D, Wenkert A, Gilaie-Dotan S, Plotnik M. (2021). Vision affects gait speed but not patterns of muscle activation during inclined walking - a virtual reality study. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (.pdf)


Berkovich-Ohana A, Furman-Haran E, Malach R, Arieli A, Harel M, Gilaie-Dotan S. (2020). Studying the precuneus reveals structure-function-affect correlation in long-term meditators. SCAN (.pdf)


Kreichman O, Bonneh Y, Gilaie-Dotan S. (2020). Investigating face and house discrimination at foveal to parafoveal locations reveals category-specific characteristics. Scientific Reports, (.pdf)


Yitzhak N, Gilaie-Dotan S, Aviezer H. (2018). The contribution of facial dynamics to subtle expression recognition in typical viewers and developmental visual agnosia. Neuropsychologia, (.pdf)


Gilaie-Dotan S, Doron R. (2017). Developmental visual perception deficits with no indications of prosopagnosia in a child with abnormal eye movements. Neuropsychologia, (.pdf)

Axelrod D, Schwarzkopf DS, Gilaie-Dotan S, Rees G. (2017). Perceptual similarity and structural neural correlates of geometrical illusions. Scientific Reports, (.pdf)


Grubb M, Tymula A, Gilaie-Dotan S, Glimcher P, Levy I. (2016). Neuroanatomy accounts for age-related changes in risk preferences. Nature Communications, Dec 13;7:13822, (.pdf)


Gilaie-Dotan S. (2016). Visual motion serves but is not under the purview of the dorsal pathway. Neuropsychologia, 89:378-92 (.pdf)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Ashkenazi H, Dar R. (2016). A possible link between supra-second open-ended timing sensitivity and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Front Behav Neurosci, 10:127 (.pdf​)

Freud E*, Ganel T, Avidan G, Gilaie-Dotan S*. (2016) Dissociation between perception and action in developmental visual agnosia. Cortex, 76:17-27 (.pdf​)

* Corresponding authors

Gilaie-Dotan S. (2016). Which visual functions depend on intermediate visual regions? Insights from a case of developmental visual form agnosia. Neuropsychologia, 83:179-91 (.pdf


Gilaie-Dotan S, Saygin AP, Lorenzi L, Rees G, Behrmann M. (2015) Ventral aspect of the visual form pathway is not critical for the perception of biological motion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A, 112(4):E361-70 (.pdf​)

Lev M*, Ludwig K*, Gilaie-Dotan S*, Voss S, Sterzer P, Hesselmann G, Polat U. (2015) Training improves visual processing speed and generalizes to untrained functions. Scientific Reports, 4:7251 (.pdf​)

* Equal first


Gilaie-Dotan S, Tymula A, Cooper N, Kable JW, Glimcher P, Levy I. (2014) Neuroanatomy predicts individual risk attitudes. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(37):12394-401 (.pdf​)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Rees G, Butterworth B, Cappelletti M. (2014) Impaired numerical ability affects supra-second time perception. Timing and Time Perception, (.pdf​)

Lev M, Gilaie-Dotan S*, Gotthilf-Nezri D, Yehezkel O, Brooks J, Perry A, Bentin S, Bonneh Y, Polat U. (2014) Training-induced recovery of undeveloped visual functions may be followed by improved perceptual functions: indication from adult with perceptual impairments. Developmental Science, 18(1):50-64  (.pdf​)

* Equal first and corresponding author


Gilaie-Dotan S, Saygin AP, Lorenzi L, Egan R, Rees G, Behrmann M. (2013). The role of ventral visual “what” stream in motion perception. Brain, 136(Pt 9):2784-98  (.pdf​)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Hahamy-Dubossarsky A, Nir Y, Berkovich-Ohana A, Bentin S, Malach R. (2013). Resting state functional connectivity reflects abnormal task-activated patterns in a developmental object agnosic. NeuroImage, 70:189-98  (.pdf​)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Kanai R, Bahrami B, Rees G, Saygin AP. (2013). Neuroanatomical correlates of biological motion detection. Neuropsychologia, 51(3):457-63  (.pdf​)


Gilaie-Dotan S, Harel A, Bentin S, Kanai R, Rees G. (2012) Neuroanatomical correlates of visual car expertise. NeuroImage,  62(1):147-53  (.pdf​)

Brooks J, Gilaie-Dotan S, Rees G, Bentin S, Driver J. (2012). Preserved local but disrupted contextual figure-ground influences in an individual with abnormal function of intermediate visual areas. Neuropsychologia, 50(7):1393-407  (.pdf​)


Gilaie-Dotan S, Kanai R, Rees G. (2011) Anatomy of human sensory cortices reflects inter-individual variability in time estimation. Front Integr Neurosci, 5:76  (.pdf​)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Bentin S, Harel M, Rees G, Saygin AP. (2011) Normal form from biological motion despite impaired ventral stream function. Neuropsychologia, 49(5):1033-43  (.pdf​)


Gilaie-Dotan S, Silvanto J, Schwarzkopf DS, Rees G. (2010) Investigating representations of facial identity in human ventral visual cortex with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Front Hum Neurosci,  (.pdf​)

Schwarzkopf DS, Silvanto J, Gilaie-Dotan S, Rees G. (2010) Investigating object representations during change detection in human extrastriate cortex. Eur J Neurosci, 32(10):1780-7  (.pdf​)

Silvanto J, Schwarzkopf DS, Gilaie-Dotan S, Rees G. (2010) Differing causal roles for lateral occipital cortex and occipital face area in invariant shape recognition. Eur J Neurosci, 32(1):165-71  (.pdf​)

Harel A, Gilaie-Dotan S, Malach R, Bentin S. (2010) Top-down engagement modulates the neural expressions of visual expertise. Cereb Cortex, 20(10):2304-18  (.pdf​)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Gelbard-Sagiv H, Malach R. (2010) Perceptual shape sensitivity to upright and inverted faces is reflected in neuronal adaptation. NeuroImage,  50(2):383-95  (.pdf​)

2009 and earlier

Gilaie-Dotan S, Perry A, Bonneh Y, Malach R, Bentin S. (2009) Seeing with profoundly deactivated mid-level visual areas: Non-hierarchical functioning in the human visual cortex. Cereb Cortex, 19(7):1687-703 (.pdf .pdf​) 

Gilaie-Dotan S, Nir Y, Malach R. (2008) Regionally-specific adaptation dynamics in human object areas. NeuroImage, 39(4):1926-37  (.pdf​)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Malach R. (2007) Sub-exemplar shape tuning in human face-related areas. Cereb Cortex,  17(2):325-38  (.pdf​)

Gilaie-Dotan S, Ullman S, Kushnir T, Malach R. (2002) Shape-selective stereo processing in human object-related visual areas. Hum Brain Mapp, 15(2):67-79 (.pdf​)

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