Avi Goldstein

Head of MEG Research Lab

1995 …2023

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Emotion, Motivation, Synchrony

  • Neural correlates of vicarious pain perception
  • Facial expression processing in social anxiety
  • Brain responses to death related stimuli and mortality salience
  • Brain responses to visual food cues and their regulation
  • Speaker charisma and synchrony
  • Social synchrony and neural osciallations

Cognitive Processes

  • Neuronal gateways to concious word perception
  • Predictive coding in music perception
  • Action observation networks

Clinical Populations

  • Attentional processing in schizophrenia
  • Language comprehension in thought disorder and schizophrenia
  • Brain oscillations in schizophrenic syndromes
  • MEG indices of PTSD
  • Vicarioius pain in fibromyalgia
  • Social perception in autism


  • MEG correlates of hypnotic induction
  • Brain activity and cognitive changes induced by meditation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 1994Jan 1999

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

Bachelor, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1991Jun 1994

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994

פסיכולוגיה, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 1994Jan 1999

פסיכולוגיה, Bachelor, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1991Jun 1994


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