Naama Yavor

Naama Yavor

Former undergraduate RA | Sagol School of Neuroscience


I am an undergraduate student at the Sagol School of Neuroscience, in the Biology and Psychology program. I am interested in the ways preferences can be influenced and changed. My current project focuses on the generalization of preference and value change following cued approach training. I hope some day to find a way to use these mechanisms to change preferences from maladaptive thinking patterns to adaptive ones.

Yael Maor

Yael Maor

Former M.A student | School of Psychological Sciences


In 2011 I completed my BSc in psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University. After a number of years working with people with special needs, I decided to return to the academy to study cognitive neuroscience. My project focuses on preference modification, using positive and negative emotional facial expressions


Gilag Levy

Gilad Levy

Former undergraduate RA | Sagol School of Neuroscience


I am an undergraduate student at Sagol School of Neuroscience, in the biology and psychology program. My current project focuses on researching the role and mechanism in which attention affects the cue-approach paradigm. I plan to research this issue by combining cognitive tasks in the existing cue-approach task and by collecting and analyzing eye-tracking data.


Roni Iwanir

Roni Iwanir

Former M.Sc. student | Sagol School of Neuroscience


In 2016 I have joined Sagol School of neuroscience M.Sc program. I am interested is the field of decision making and the factors influencing deviations from rationality. In my project I aim to investigate the formation of utility in a decision task and the possibility of perturbing it, as a step toward behavioral change and improving unwanted performances.


Shai Israel

Shai Israel

Former research assistant | Sagol School of Neuroscience


I am an undergraduate student pursuing a BS in Neuroscience at the Sagol School of Neuroscience. I joined the Schonberg lab to gain experience in a research setting and learn more about cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. I have always been fascinated with behavior and the underlying neural processes. Thus, I am currently interested in studying behavioral changes and their neural correlates in value based decision making.


Tal Ben Yaakov

Tal Ben Yaakov

Former undergraduate RA | Sagol School of Neuroscience


I am a 3rd year undergraduate student at the Sagol School of Neuroscience program. I’m interested in the mechanism and neural basis that underlie human behavior, and the manipulations that can influence it. In my project, I’m investigating the behavioral changes that follow physical effort. Using the Biopac system, collecting measurements of handgrip force, and individual perceived exertion, we will focus on examining neural mechanisms of motivation. In addition, I’m using the Cue Approach task to investigate its effect on depression.


Itay Ben Shushan

Itay Ben Shushan

Former undergraduate RA | Sagol School of Neuroscience


I am an undergraduate in the Sagol School of Neuroscience in the Biology and Psychology program.  I am researching the possibility of further improving the potency of behavioral change tasks (such as the Cue Approach task), through the use of gamification, with emphasis on the use of Virtual Reality.


Rani Rappaport

Rani Rappaport

High School student | “Alpha” program


This past year, I have been a part of the “Alpha” program for gifted students at Tel Aviv University, which gives me the opportunity to conduct a neural and behavioral study at Dr. Schonberg’s lab, while being a student at Ironi Daled high school, Tel Aviv. As a part of the program, and with the guidance and help of Rotem Botvinik, I’m writing an essay about a study I’m conducting on July 2016, that will eventually be worth five matriculation points in biology. My study focuses on the cue approach and it’s effect on memory.


Leanne Hamersztein

Leanne Hamersztein

Visiting summer student | University of Bristol


I am currently an undergraduate of Neuroscience at the University of Bristol in England. I spent the summer of 2017 in Dr Schonberg’s lab working with Nadav Aridan investigating risk in effort-based decision making.

Hannah Tognola

Hannah Tognola

Visiting summer student | Syracuse University


I am currently a third year undergraduate student at Syracuse University working towards my BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience. This summer, I was in the Biological and Neuro Sciences research program at Tel Aviv University. I worked together with Tom Salomon on analyzing ranking data of emotional pictures.