Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer


Faculty of social sciences, Department of psychology, The Integrated Brain and Behavior Research Center (IBBR), University of Haifa

Academic background

I pursued my PhD at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (supervisor: Avishai Henik). Then, I did a postdoc at Sourasky medical center (host: Talma Hendler) and a second postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany (host: Arno Villringer).

Research interests

At my lab, we examine the cognitive mechanisms that mediate cognition-emotion interactions and the neural pathways underlying these interactions in health and disease. Specifically, we study different factors that modulate human reactions to aversive situations, focusing on attention systems and personality differences in traits, tendencies and neural architecture. We examine how these factors modulate our behavioral, neural and autonomic reactions to emotional information.

A sample project

Differentiating between anxiety and depression based on cognitive biases

Relevant courses

Introduction to fMRI: Department of psychology, MA course, suitable and open for students from other disciplines

Current students and alumni

Navot Naor (alumni), Avigail Wiener, Nofar Strommer, Thalia Richter, Nur Benjio-Giveon (only PhD students)

Home Page: http://ceilaboratory.wixsite.com/labsite