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Alon Kuperman portrait
Alon Kuperman Alon got his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University. He has a strong background in control theory and is working on determining how the motor control system optimizes the desired trajectory it uses in the face of different s statistics in the input. He recently presented preliminary results at the Neural Control of Movement conference in Seville, Spain.

PhD students

Ronit Mayo portrait
Ronit Mayo Ronit is working to build the part of the physiology lab that will look into the role of the cerebellum and motor cortex in reaching movements. She is getting her PhD in the Facutly of Health Sciences under the joint supervision of Dr. Itzhak Melzer.
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Tal Dotan I am co-advising Tal with Prof. Yossi Glicksohn from Bar-Ilan University. She is a PhD student with the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center. Her research focuses on the way specific motor practice effects cognitive and emotional function, and the use of EEG to reveal mechanisms that may underlie these effects.

Masters students

Ronen Tzur portrait Ronen Tzur Ronen has been working in the Action Observation laboratory.  He has recently presented his work at the Neural Control of Movement conference in Seville, Spain.
Michael Yartsev portrait Michael Yartsev Michael Yartsev is working on a project looking into the firing properties of Purkinje cell in an awake behaving animal. He has recently presented in a talk at the annual meeting of the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience (the only student to give a talk).
Michael Maller portraitMichael MallerMichael Maller is working with Ronit Mayo on studying the role of cerebellum and motor cortex in reaching movements.
Portrait of Danny KoretskiDanny KoretskiDanny is working on building a computer model of the motor system which is capable of simulating the process of adapting to perturbed reaching movements.  This model will include a detailed neural network that simulates current theories of cerebellar learning.
No portraitOfer LivneOfer Livne is putting together the psychophysics laboratory and will be doing a Master's on how humans learn the perturbed reaching movement task.
No portraitAmir PeledI am co-advising Amir with Prof. Avi Karni from the University of Haifa Center for Brain and Behavior Research. Amir is planning to use fMRI to study the difference between brain mechanisms of learning during practice of a motor task and during observation of others practicing the same task.

Undergraduates

Ronen Tzur portrait Batel Lasry Batel is a third year student in the Bimoedical Engineering Department. She has been responsible for care and feeding of the lab animals for the past two years. She is now starting to look into possiblities for a 4th year project.
Karin Sella portrait Karin Sella Karin is a third year student in the Biomedical Engineering Department. She has been working on the action observation project since Summer 2006.
Orit Grinsharsh portraitOrit GrinharshOrit is a third year student in the Biomedical Engineering Department. She has been working on the action observation project since Summer 2006.
Portrait of Danny KoretskiHaim CohenHaim has been helping out with the animal care and feeding since summer of 2006.
No portraitVadim TsvillingVadim is working on analysis of the hand movements of people learning to juggle.

Technical support

Haim Kuperman portrait
Haim Kuperman Haim has been helping out the lab in various ways since October 2006.

Last Updated: April 4, 2007
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