1998 …2024

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Research interests


Our research brings the exploration of the interaction between human chrono-biology, chrono-behavior, cognitive abilities and experience-dependent brain plasticity to the foreground. We promote laboratory-based, as well as, real-world setting research, focusing on the exploration of “time factors” in neurobiology of cognition and wellbeing. I am implementing a comprehensive person-environment-task-time approach, considering the history and the time-course of quantifiable intra- and extra-personal factors to assess neurocognitive functioning. Of particular interest to me are the following factors: magnitude of circadian misalignment, sleep, endocrinal factors (melatonin and cortisol), exposure to light and noise, arousal levels during acquisition and performance (background ANS and CNS states) and inter-subject variability in sensory sensitivity to sensory stimulation (by light and vibration). Currently, the focus of the TO-Be lab is on the role of light, time-of day and arousal as “gating” factors in attention, learning and psychological wellbeing in adults, with a specific interest in adults with ADHD and elderly.


Sleep and biological clock in cognition and wellbeing

Epidemiology of sleep and biological clock

Bright Light Therapy / Natural Daylight interventions

Brain plasticity, attention and memory in adulthood

Sleep in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders

Role of sleep in procedural memory consolidation and motor rehabilitation

Wearable and virtual technologies

Utilization of Living Lab approach in neurocognitive research

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science

Master, Weizmann Institute of Science

External positions

Senior Researcher

2015 → …


  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • Sleep
  • ADHD
  • Circadian Rhythms
  • Learning and Memory
  • Motor skills
  • Memory consolidation
  • Outdoor Light
  • Light-at-night
  • Social Jetlag
  • Aging
  • Attention
  • Executive functions
  • Wearable technologies
  • Bright Light Therapy
  • Living Lab
  • VR & AR assistive technology
  • QH301 Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Brain Plasticity
  • BF Psychology


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