Prof. Tali Bitan


Psychology department, IIPDM, IBBR

Academic background

I am an associate professor at the Psychology Department at the University of Haifa, and the head of the Clinical Neuropsychology MA program. I am also a neuropsychologist and a certified rehabilitation psychologist. I completed My Ph.D. in 2004, in Brain Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and then went on to do a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University.

Research interests

My research interests are the plasticity of neuro-cognitive processes during training, and rehabilitation in language and executive control functions. I use behavioral experiments, fMRI and sleep measures. I am interested in topics such as: changes in the connectivity among brain regions during the language rehabilitation in patients with aphasia; Consolidation processes when learning a second language or cognitive training; and the neural mechanisms underlying reading acquisition.

Relevant courses

Brain and Language; Evolution of Cognitive processes; Neuropsychological Assessment - MA level Introduction to Neuropsychology - BA level

Current students and alumni

Current post-doctoral fellow: Post-doctoral fellow: Dr. Upasana Nathaniel, Dr. Eva Kimel; PhD students: Daphna Ben-Zion; Tammar Truzman; Tammy Moshon; Neta Weitzmann, Or Mizrachi. MA students: Anna Markovitch, Stav Eidelstein, Nofar Mizrachi, Rabab Fadul

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