Neural responses to repeated presentation of identical stimuli are remarkably variable over time and across trials. During my PhD in Prof. Ilan Dinstein’s lab, I explored this trial-by-trial neural variability in human subjects, using EEG recordings combined with psychophysical and cognitive tasks. Specifically, I examined how individual differences in magnitudes of neural variability explain between-subject differences in perceptual and cognitive capabilities, and the extent to which neural variability is a stable brain trait. Moreover, I explored how visual attention changes neural variability in a behaviorally relevant manner.
During my post-doc with Prof. Tobias Donner, I will examine, among other things, neuromodulatory systems as potential brain mechanisms that may alter neural variability magnitudes, using MEG recordings and pharmacological interventions.
I studied Biomedical Engineering and obtained my PhD in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.