Tom Salomon

Ph.D. student | Dept. of Neurobiology

In 2011 I completed my BSc in psychology and biology with emphasis in neuroscience from Tel Aviv University. Following my graduation, I had worked for 3 years as a researcher in the Israel Defense Force’s department of behavioral sciences.  In 2016 I graduated my M.Sc from Sagol School of Neuroscience, and joined PhD program in the department of Neurobiology. About my work: In my PhD I will try to corroborate our lab’s new method for altering human subjects’ preferences. While this method had been well demonstrated in familiar snack food items selection task, in my project I will try to generalize the effect and show a consistent, long lasting alteration of preferences for novel stimuli such as: human faces, computer-generated fractals images and more. In addition to behavioral experiments, I will attempt to uncover underlying functional plasticity processes in the human brain using functional Imaging, combined with eye-tracking and machine learning techniques.