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Dr. Nadav Amir

Nadav obtained his PhD in computational neuroscience from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. Naftali Tishby (z”l) and Prof. Israel Nelken. His work combined ideas from control and information theory to develop a novel model of navigational learning in rodents. He also developed a computational model of temporal attention limitations and their modulation through mental training. His academic background includes a BSc (cum laude) in physics, mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University, a BA (cum laude) in humanities from the Open University of Israel as well as a BMus in classical clarinet performance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Nadav is a currently a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Liad Mudrik at Tel-Aviv university. His work aims to apply insights from control and systems theory to the experimental study of consciousness. More specifically, he is interested in the role of consciousness in inferring the latent causes and structures giving rise to ambiguous stimuli. This multidisciplinary approach may shed new light on age-old philosophical questions relating to consciousness, inference and perception.