Prof. Moshe Bar
Curriculum Vitae Moshe Bar, Ph.D. Contact information The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center Bar-Ilan Univeristy Ramat Gan 5290002 Israel Email: Moshe.Bar@biu.ac.il Phone: +972-3-531 7755 Fax: +972-3-535 2184 webpage: https://faculty.biu.ac.il/~barlab/ Education 1994 - 1998 Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience Program University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Dissertation: Characteristics and Cortical Localization of Subliminal Visual Priming. Advisor: I. Biederman 1992 - 1994 M.Sc. Computer Science and Applied Mathematics The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Dissertation: Spatial Context in Recognition. Advisor: S. Ullman (1988 - 1994 Israeli Air-Force) 1984 - 1988 B.Sc. Electrical Engineering Ben-Gurion University, Israel Major: Image processing and biomedical engineering. Academic and Professional Positions 2011 - Professor and Director, Leslie and Susan Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel 2011 - 2016 Associate Professor in Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2009 - 2015 Associate Professor in Neuroscience Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2009 - 2015 Associate Neuroscientist, Department of Radiology, Martinos Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2007 - 2016 Associate Professor in Radiology Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Moshe Bar, Page 2 2005 - 2014 Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA 2002 - 2007 Assistant Professor in Radiology Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2000 - 2009 Assistant Professor in Neuroscience, Department of Radiology, Martinos (NMR) Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2000 - 2001 Instructor in Radiology Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 1998 - 2001 Post-doctoral Research Fellow Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1998 - 2000 Research Fellow in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Awards and Honors Scholarships 1998 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Course on the Structure, Function & Development of the Visual System 1998 Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College, NH 1994 - 1998 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Academic Awards and Honors 2015 Hay Grant Award, The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture 2012 Hebb Award, International Neural Networks Society 2010 Lifetime Fellow, Society of Experimental Psychologists 2008 Fellow, American Psychological Society, Division 3 2007 Dart Neuroscience Scholar, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 2002 - 2007 21st Century Science Initiative Award, McDonnell Foundation 1998 - 2001 McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience Award 1998 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Moshe Bar, Page 3 Professional Memberships 2008 American Psychological Association 2001 Vision Sciences Society 2000 Psychonomic Society 2000 Human Brain Mapping Association 2000 American Psychological Association 1999 Cognitive Neuroscience Society 1999 American Psychological Society 1999 American Association for the Advancement of Science 1998 Society for Neuroscience Teaching Activities 2012 - Cognitive Psychology, The Associative Brain Seminar, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University 2010 Visual Neuroscience, Harvard Summer School, Trento, Italy 2000 - 2003 Instructor, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 1994 - 1998 Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - Introduction to Psychology, Statistics I, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience 1993 - 1994 Lecturer in Visual perception, The Academy of Arts, Tel-Aviv, Israel - Camera Obscura 1992 - 1993 Teacher, Department of Computer science, High School for the Gifted Hertzliya, Israel Trainees Current 2016 - present Sabrina Trapp Postdoctoral Fellow 2015 - present Itai Palti Research Fellow 2015 - present Naomi Yahalom Postdoctoral Fellow 2015 - present Hen Orbach Graduate Student 2012 - present Gilad Talker Graduate Student (with Dr. Dori Derdikman, Technion, Israel) 2012 - present Einav Sudai Postdoctoral Fellow 2012 - present Yael Afiki Graduate Student 2012 - present Amir Tal Graduate Student 2012 - present Helen Feigin Graduate Student 2012 - present Shira Baror Graduate Student Moshe Bar, Page 4 2012 - present Rani Barbara Graduate Student Former (trainee/next job) 2014 - 2015 Richard Schweitzer Graduate Student at Humboldt University 2013 - 2015 Vadim Axelrod Postdoctoral fellow, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere - ICM (Brain & Spine Institute), Paris, France 2013 - 2015 Noam Peled Postdoctoral fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School 2012 - 2014 Dor Itzhaki Wix.com, software developer 2011 - 2013 Matthew Panichello Graduate student, Princeton Neuroscience Institute 2010 - 2013 Eiran Harel Senior Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 2010 - 2013 Olivia Cheung Postdoctoral Fellow 2011 - 2012 Tomer Livne Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 2010 - 2012 Alex Milner Graduate Student 2007 - 2012 Amitai Shenhav Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 2009 - 2011 Kathryn Devaney Graduate Student, Boston University, Boston, MA 2009 - 2011 Andrea Heberlein Assistant Professor, Boston College, Boston, MA 2009 - 2011 Trang Nguyen Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2009 - 2011 Mona Tousian Research Assistant 2008 - 2011 Maximilien Chaumon Postdoctoral Fellow, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Berlin, Germany 2007 - 2011 Kathrine Shepherd Graduate Student, Kent State University, Kent, OH 2009 - 2010 Andreja Bubic Faculty, University of Split, Split, Croatia 2009 - 2010 Kathrin Herbst Graduate Student 2007 - 2009 Cibu Thomas Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH, Washington, DC 2005 - 2009 Kestutis Kveraga Faculty at MGH, Charlestown, MA 2009 - 2009 Meghan Frederico Editor at Extraneous Noise 2009 - 2009 Will Jaffee Graduate Student 2009 - 2009 Maya Rosen Graduate Student at Boston University, Boston, MA 2009 - 2009 Pablina Roth Graduate Student at Heidelberg University, Germany 2004 - 2009 Jasmine Boshyan Graduate Student, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 2003 - 2008 Elissa Aminoff Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA 2005 - 2008 Dana Carney Faculty at the Columbia Business School, New York, NY 2003 - 2007 Mark J. Fenske Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Moshe Bar, Page 5 Ontario, Canada 2004 - 2007 Nurit Gronau Senior Lecturer, Open University, Rananna, Israel 2005 - 2007 Malia Mason Associate Professor, Columbia Business School, New York, NY 2002 - 2007 Avniel Ghuman Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2004 - 2006 Maital Neta Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2002 - 2004 Karim Kassam Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA 2003 - 2004 Irina Ostrovskaya Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 2002 - 2003 Heather Linz Research Analyst at Metaworks, Inc. Cambridge, MA 2003 - 2003 Laure Zago Faculty,CNRS CEA Universities Paris 5 and Caen, France 2001 - 2003 Annette Schmid Head of Oncology Strategy, Perceptive Informatics, Boston, MA Invited Colloquia • January 2017 "Lasting Primacy in The Proactive Brain" University of Glasgow, Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology/School of Psychology, seminar • November 2016 “Lasting primacy in the proactive brain”, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Psychology • November 2016 “Human brain and the memory of future”, seminar at Sociology Department, Bar- Ilan University • October 2016 Young people in the work environment: prospectives and search for meaning, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy • May 2016 Meditation Conference, IDC Herzliya, organized by Nava Levit Binnun • March 2016 Human Inner Design Conference, Research Institute for Neuroscience, Education & Didactics, Paoletti Foundation, Italy • February 2016 A colloquium talk at the Department of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel • February 2016 Lasting primacy in the proactive brain: A hypothesis. The 6th International Meeting of the Haifa Forum for Brain and Behavior: "The Neuroscience of Social Interactions and Memory", Israel • November 2015 Theoretical views on prediction. The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain • October 2015 Predictions and impressions in the proactive brain. Colloquium at Holon Institute of Technology, Israel • October 2015 First-impressions in the proactive brain . 12th Person Perception Workshop, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany Moshe Bar, Page 6 • August 2015 (Un)consciousness – a functional perspective. The Jerusalem Conference on Conscious and Unconscious Processes, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel • July 2015 Bayesian Theories of Perception and Epistemology Conference, Cornell University, USA • June 2015 EPOS Summer School and Workshop on Predictive Coding, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands • May 2015 Exploration vs. Exploitation in The Proactive Brain. Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences Seminar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel • May 2015 Colloquium of the Cognitive Psychology and Brain and Cognition programs, Tel Aviv University, Israel • April 2015 Philosophy Department Colloquium, Bar-Ilan University, Israel • April 2015 Exploration vs. Exploitation in the proactive brain. The 110th Meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists. University of VirginiaCharlottesville, USA • December 2014 The cognitive neuroscience of contour preference. Symposium “The Human Aesthetic (and Moral) Nature: The preference for curvature”, EVOCOG-IFISC/UIB, the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain • December 2014 Brain dysregulation: effects on emotion, attention and behavior, Symposium of the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry, Tel Aviv, Israel • October 2014 Ernst Strugman Forum, Where is the Action? The Pragmatic Turn in Cognitive Science, Frankfurt am Main, Germany • October 2014 Brain and Vision Conference, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel • June 2014 Feuerstein International Workshop 2014, Zandvoort, The Netherlands • June 2014 Lecture at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel • March 2014 Competitive visual processing across space and time: Interactions with memory Conference, ZiF, Bielefeld University, Germany • February 2014 The American Museum of Natural History, Your Busy Brain event, NY, USA • January 2014 Lecture at Psychology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel • December 2013 The Vision Science Seminar, Bielefeld University, Germany • November 2013 Paoletti Foundation 21MinutiNext Meeting, Assisi, Italy • November 2013 Lecture at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel • November 2013 Lecture at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel • September 2013 KOSMOS Summer University 2013, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Germany • July 2013 Language and Cognition Workshop, Stuttgart University, Germany Moshe Bar, Page 7 • July 2013 Mystery of the brain and human aging, Symposium of the Israel Gerontological Society, Israel • July 2013 Lecture at the Siemens Healthcare users conference, Tel Aviv, Israel • June 2013 The task-driven control of thought and action by working memory: linking mind and brain, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany • June 2013 Canada-Israel Symposium on Brain Plasticity, Learning and Education, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada • May 2013 A Special Conversation on the Future of Memory organized by the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University and the Jewish Week, NYC, USA • April 2013 Mindfulness conference, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel • March 2013 Information Dynamics of Music Workshop, University of London, UK • March 2013 I-CORE Mini-Symposium: Emotional, All Too Emotional – Neuroscience Views of Affect and its Regulation in Humans, Tel Aviv University, Israel • January 2013 Israel Association for Cognitive Education Symposium, Bar-Ilan University, Israel • January 2013 Lecture at the Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Center, Sheba Medical Center, Israel • September 2012 Barcelona cognition, brain and technology summer school, Barcelona, Spain • September 2012 The Versatile Brain: Structures, Functions and Pathologies, Inauguration of the Neuroscience Institute in Marseille, France. • May 2012 International Conference on Innovative Research In Autism, Tours, Loire Valley, France • March 2012 4th France-Israel Bi-National Conference, Aussois, France • January 2012 I-CORE Mini-Symposium: Windows into the Mind: New Approaches to Brain and Cognition, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel • September 2011 11th International Conference on Cognitive Science (ICON XI), Mallorca, Spain • June 2011 Symposium on Gist Perception, Association for Scientific Study of Consciousness, Kyoto, Japan • February 2011 Cognitive and Brain Science Series, Tufts University in Medford, MA • December 2010 Center for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Research, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA • November 2010 Interdisciplinary Workshop on Society, Culture and Language at University of Plymouth, UK • October 2010 Neuropsychology Lecture Series, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA • September 2010 Neuroscience Colloquium, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO • June 2010 Top-Down Modulation in Visual Processing, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain Moshe Bar, Page 8 • May 2010 Object Recognition: Object and Scene Processing, Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL • May 2010 Fourteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA • May 2010 Biomarkers of Depression, Spring Series Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry at MGH, Boston, MA • March 2010 Visual Opinions in Mind and Brain, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA • January 2010 Alpine Brain Imaging Conference, Geneva, Switzerland • November 2009 Department of Psychology, Brandeis Colloquium, Waltham, MA • November 2009 Wandering Minds and Brains Symposium, Psychonomic Society Meeting, Boston, MA • October 2009 Knowledge and Performance in Perception Conference, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld, Germany • October 2009 Philosophy of Cognition Colloquium, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany • October 2009 Perceptual Expertise Network Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA • September 2009 Cognitive Brain and Behavior Colloquium, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA • September 2009 Graduate Program Seminar Series, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI • August 2009 Cognitive Science Workshop, Groot Begijnhof University, Leuven, Belgium • June 2009 Colloquium in Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada • May 2009 The Proactive Brain: An International Workshop, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA • April 2009 Vision Science Society Annual Meeting, Naples, Florida • February 2009 NovoBrain Conference, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany • December 2008 Distinguished Speakers in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY • September 2008 Psychology Department, Princeton Colloquium, Princeton, NJ • July 2008 Symposium on New Concepts in Structural and Functional Neuroimaging, IBILI-Faculdade de Medicina, Coimbra, Portugal • July 2008 XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany • June 2008 Satellite Symposium, Human Brain Mapping, Melbourne, Australia • May 2008 Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL • May 2008 International Workshop on Object Recognition, Lake Como, Italy • April 2008 Satellite Symposium, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA • March 2008 Psychology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Moshe Bar, Page 9 • November 2007 Philosophy of Neuroscience, Boston University/MIT, Boston, MA • October 2007 International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • October 2007 Social Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, MA • September 2007 Institute for Psychiatric Research, Columbia University college of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY • August 2007 Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA • May 2007 Medial Temporal Lobe Workshop, Boston University, Boston, MA • April 2007 The Cognitive Neuroscience of Prospective Thought Symposia, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA • December 2006 The Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Neurobiology, Rehovot, Israel • November 2006 The 2nd Shanghai International Conference on Physiological Biophysics-- Audition & Vision, Shanghai, China • July 2006 Biomedical Imaging and Analysis Series, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Cambridge, MA • April 2006 Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College, London, UK • April 2006 Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK • March 2006 Division of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ • March 2006 Psychology Department Colloquium Series, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ • November 2005 Partners Radiology Research Retreat, Boston, MA • August 2005 European Conference on Visual Perception, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain • March 2005 CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA • March 2005 Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science Colloquia, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA • February 2005 Memory Disorders Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA • February 2005 Vision Science Lab Seminar Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA • January 2005 Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA • November 2004 Social and Affective Neuroscience Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA • October 2004 Neuroscience Program, Brown University, Providence, RI Moshe Bar, Page 10 • May 2004 The Eight International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, MA • February 2003 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Business School, Cambridge, MA • February 2002 Cognition, Brain and Behavior Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA • January 2002 Memory Disorders Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA • October 2001 Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA • February 2001 Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA • January 2000 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA • December 1999 Neural Computation Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel • March 1999 Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany • May 1998 Vision Psychophysics Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA • October 1996 Psychology Department, Stanford University, Stanford CA • July 1996 Vision Science Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Numerous lectures at community outreach activities. Conference Organization and Chairing (selected) • May 2017 Scientific committee chair, International Conference on Cognitive Improvement: Approaches, Mechanisms and Applications, Bar-Ilan University, Israel • February 2017 Organizer and chair, From neuronal timing to mental experience, Conference in Honor of Prof. Moshe Abeles, Ein Gedi, Israel • July 2016 Session Chair, French-Israel Neurosciences Conference 2016, Marseille, France • February 2016 Israel-Germany International Young Researchers Conference, Ein Gedi, Israel • December 2015 Brain Disorders session chair, The 24th ISFN Annual Meeting & ChineseIsraeli Bi-National Neuroscience Meeting • May 2015 Summer School on Consciousness and Decision Making, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt University, Berlin • May 2014 Free-Will: Philosophy Meets Neuroscience symposium, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University • September 2013 Magic and the Brain, international conference, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University Moshe Bar, Page 11 • October 2012 International Thoughts on Mind and Brain, international conference, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University • February 2012 Brainstorming Workshop on Autism, Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University • February 2011 “Predictions, Goals, and Stereotypes in Conscious Perception”, exploratory seminars series, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University • May 2009 Special meeting on "The Prospective Brain" organized by the Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, Harvard University • March 2001 Chair and Organizer of Symposium: “Imaging Visual Object Representations: Let’s Look The Controversy In The Eyes” at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York. Speakers: R. Malach, J. Haxby, I. Gauthier, N. Kanwisher and M. Bar. Professional Committees • Academic promotion committees, Bar-Ilan University (2011- present) • Permanent member of NIH study section, Cognition and Perception (2010-2015). • NYU Conte Advisory Board Member, NYU School of Medicine and Nathan Kline Institute. • Co-chairing a training program between the NMR Center at MGH and the Harvard Psychology Department. • Chair and Organizer for symposium: “Imaging Visual Object Representations: Let’s Look The Controversy In The Eyes” at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, March 2001, New York. Speakers: R. Malach, J. Haxby, I. Gauthier, N. Kanwisher and M. Bar. • Director, Brain Mapping Colloquium series at MGH (1999-2001). Manuscript and Grant Reviews Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer • EU • Israel Science Foundation • NIH, study section member • United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) • The National Science Foundation (NSF) • The Netherlands Computer Science Research Foundation (SION) • The Wellcome Trust • James S. McDonnell Foundation Ad Hoc Reviewer • 2000 - Brain Research • 2001 - Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology • 1999 - Cerebral Cortex Moshe Bar, Page 12 • 1999 - Cognition • 1999 - Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience • 2002 - Cognitive Brain Research • 2002 - Cognitive Psychology • 2001 - Human Brain Mapping • 1999 - Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience • 2000 - Journals of Experimental Psychology • 2000 - Memory & Cognition • 2002 - Journal of Neuroscience • 2005 - Nature Neuroscience • 2003 - Nature Reviews Neuroscience • 2004 - Neural Computation • 2000 - Neuroimage • 2000 - Neuron • 2000 - Neuropsychologia • 1999 - Perception • 1999 - Perception & Psychophysics • 2006 - PLoS • 2001 - Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences • 2001 - Psychological Science • 1999 - Vision Research • 2000 - Visual Cognition Editorial Boards • 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences • 2012 - Behavioral Neuroscience • 2010 - Frontiers in Perception Science Research Support 1. ISF, Institutional Equipment Grant toward purchasing Magneton Prisma T3 MRI scanner (2176/16) with Dr. Michal Ben Shachar and Dr. Elana Zion Golumbic, $289,139. 2. The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, 2015 Hay Grant Award, Moshe Bar and Itai Palti, $32,000. Curiosity as a Design Tool. 3. Seed money from I-CORE, Moshe Bar (PI), 1/11-09/16, $535,164. Memory and Predictions in The Proactive Brain: From Visual Cognition to Depression. 4. NSF BCS-0842947, Moshe Bar (PI), 9/09-1/13, $368,952. Contextual Contribution in Brain and Cognition. Moshe Bar, Page 13 5. DARPA, Moshe Bar (PI on subcontract with Teledyne), 6/10-8/13, $1,377,168. Top-Down Contribution to Visual Recognition. 6. NIH R01 MH084940, Moshe Bar (PI), 4/10-3/13, $800,880. A Cognitive Neuroscience Framework for Understanding and Treating Mood Disorders. 7. NIH 1R01 EY019477-01A1, Moshe Bar (PI), 7/09-6/11, $715,920. Prefrontal Cortex Top-Down Contribution to Visual Object Recognition. 8. NIH P01AT002048-06, Moshe Bar (PI on subcontract with B. Rosen), 6/09-5/11, $205,136. Neuroimaging Acupuncture Effects on Human Brain Activity. 9. NIH R01 NS057500-01, Moshe Bar (PI on subcontract with S. Ahlfors), 7/07-6/10, $742,264. Inferring Cortical Feedforward and Feedback Processes with Human Neuroimaging. 10. NIH R01 MH060901-07, Moshe Bar (PI on subcontract with D.L. Schacter), 4/05-3/10, $446,956. Event Related Neuroimaging of Human Memory Formation. 11. NIH R01 NS50615, Moshe Bar (PI), 9/04-5/10, $1,865,831. Contextual Predictions Facilitate Visual Cognition. 12. NIH R01 NS44319, Moshe Bar (PI), 8/02-7/07, $950,000. Top-Down Cortical Facilitation During Visual Object Recognition. 13. James S. McDonnell Foundation, 21st Century Science Initiative Award # 21002039, Moshe Bar (PI), 1/02-1/07, $454,965. Revealing the Perceptual and Neural Mechanisms of First Impressions Patents Non-provisional patent application no. 14/382,406, “METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING NEUROSCIENCE TO PREDICT CONSUMER PREFERENCE”, patent pending Publications Original Reports (published in peer-reviewed journals) 1. O'Callaghan C., Kveraga K., Shine J., Adams R., Bar M. Convergent evidence for top-down effects from the “predictive brain". Behavioral and Brain Sciences, in press 2. Harel E, Tennyson R, Fava M, Bar M. (2016). Linking Major Depression and The Neural Substrates of Associative Processing. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, epub ahead of print 3. O'Callaghan C., Kveraga K., Shine J., Adams R., Bar M. (2016). Predictions penetrate perception: Converging insights from brain, behaviour and disorder. Consciousness and Cognition, epub ahead of print 4. Baror S., Bar M. (2016). Associative Activation and Its Relation to Exploration and Exploitation in the Brain. Psychological Science, 27:776-789. Moshe Bar, Page 14 5. Livne T., Bar M. (2016). Cortical integration of contextual information across objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28:948-958. 6. Trapp S., Lepsien J., Kotz S.A., Bar M. (2015). Prior probability modulates anticipatory activity in category-specific areas. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 16:135-144. 7. Shemesh A., Bar M., Grobman Y.J. (2015). Space and Human Perception – Exploring Our Reaction to Different Geometries of Spaces. 20th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). 8. Axelrod V., Rees G., Lavidor M., Bar M. (2015). Increasing propensity to mind-wander with transcranial direct current stimulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 112(11):3314-9. 9. Trapp S., Bar M. (2015). Prediction, context and competition in visual recognition. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1339(1):190-8. 10. Oreskovic, N.M., Roth, P., Charles, S. L., Tsigaridi, D., Shepherd, K., Nelson, K.P., Bar, M. (2014). Attributes of form in the built environment that influence perceived walkability. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 31(3): 218-233. 11. Ahlfors, S.P., Jones, S., Ahveninen, J. P., Hamalainen, M.S., Belliveau J.W., Bar, M. (2014). Direction of Magnetoencephalography Sources Associated with Feedback and Feedforward Contributions in a Visual Object Recognition Task. Neuroscience Letters, 585:149-54. 12. Axelrod, V., Bar, M., and Rees, G. (2014). Exploring the unconscious using faces. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(1):35-45. 13. Tal, A., Bar, M. (2014). The proactive brain and the fate of dead hypotheses. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 8:138. 14. Vakhrusheva, J., Zemon, V., Bar, M., Weiskopf, N. G., Tremeau, F., Petkova, E., Su Z., Abeles, I., Butler, P.D. (2014). Forming first impressions of others in schizophrenia: impairments in fast processing and in use of spatial frequency information. Schizophrenia Research, 160:142-149. 15. Trapp, S., Shenhav, A., Bitzer, S., Bar M. (2014). Human preferences are biased towards associative information. Cognition and Emotion, 10:1-15. 16. Axelrod, V., Bar, M., Rees, G. and Yovel, G. (2014). Neural Correlates of Subliminal Language Processing. Cerebral Cortex, 25(8):2160-9. 17. Kveraga, K., Boshyan, J., Adams, R., Mote, J., Betz, N., Ward, N., Hadjikhani, N., Bar, M. and Feldman Barrett, L. (2014). If it bleeds, it leads: Separating threat from mere negativity. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 10(1):28-35. 18. Chaumon, M., Kveraga, K., Barrett, L.F., and Bar, M. (2014). Visual predictions in the orbitofrontal cortex rely on associative content. Cerebral Cortex, 24(11): 2899-907. 19. Cheung, O.S., and Bar, M. (2014). The resilience of object predictions: Early recognition across viewpoints and exemplars. Psychon Bull Rev, 21(3): 682-8. 20. Aminoff, E.M., Kveraga, K., and Bar, M. (2013). The role of parahippocampal cortex in cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(8):379-90. 21. Panichello, M.F., Cheung, O.S., and Bar, M. (2013). Predictive feedback and conscious visual experience. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:620 Moshe Bar, Page 15 22. Shenhav, A., Barrett, L.F., and Bar, M. (2012). Affective value and associative processing share a cortical substrate. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13(1), 46-59. 23. Lebrecht, S., Bar M., Barrett, L.F., & Tar, M.J. (2012). Micro-Valences: perceiving affective valence in everyday objects. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(107). 24. Cheung, O.S. & Bar, M. (2012). Visual prediction and perceptual expertise. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83(2), 156-163. 25. Calderone, D.J., Hoptman, M.J., Martinez, A., Nair-Collins, S., Mauro, C.J., Bar, M., Javitt, D.C., & Butler, P.D. (2012). Contributions of Low and High Spatial Frequency Processing to Impaired Object Recognition Circuitry in Schizophrenia. Cerebral Cortex, 23:1849-1858. 26. Thomas, C., Kveraga, K., Huberle, E., Karnath, H-O., & Bar, M. (2012) Enabling global processing in simultanagnosia by psychophysical biasing of visual pathways. Brain. 135(5), 1578-1585. 27. Leder. H., Tinio. P.P.L., & Bar, M. (2011). Emotional valence modulates the preference for curved objects. Perception. 40(6) 649-655. 28. Shepherd, K., & Bar, M. (2011). Preference for Symmetry: Only on Mars? Perception. 40, 1254-1256. 29. Mason, M.F., & Bar, M. (2011). The effect of mental progression on mood. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 141(2), 217-221. 30. K. Kveraga, A.S. Ghuman, K.S. Kassam, E. Aminoff, M.S. Hamalainen, M. Chaumon, M. Bar (2011). Early onset of neural synchronization in the contextual associations network. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(8), 3389-94. 31. Bar, M. (2010). Wait for the Marshmallow? Future-Oriented Thinking and Delayed Reward Discounting in the Brain. Neuron, 66(1), 4-5. 32. Bar, M. (2009). A cognitive neuroscience hypothesis of mood and depression. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(11), 456-63. 33. Mason, M., Bar, M., and Macrae, M.N. (2009). Exploring past and present: Mind wandering in the brain’s default state. Cognitive Sciences, 3(2), 143-162. 34. Bar, M. (2009). The proactive brain: memory for predictions. Theme issue: Predictions in the brain: Using our past to generate a future. In Bar, M. (Ed.) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 364, 1235-1243. 35. Barrett, L.F., and Bar, M. (2009). See it with feeling: Affective predictions during object perception. Theme issue: Predictions in the brain: Using our past to generate a future. Bar, M. (Ed.) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 364, 1325-1334. 36. Bar, M. (2009). Predictions: A universal principle in the operation of the human brain (Introduction). Theme issue: Predictions in the brain: Using our past to generate a future. In Bar, M., (Ed.) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 364, 1181-1182. 37. Chiao, J.Y., Iidaka, T., Gordon, H.L., Nogawa, J., Bar, M., Aminoff, E., Sadato, N., and Ambady, N. (2008). Cultural specificity in amygdala response to fear faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(12), 2167-2174. 38. Aminoff, E., Schacter, D.L., and Bar, M. (2008). The cortical underpinnings of context-based memory distortion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(12), 2226-2237. Moshe Bar, Page 16 39. Bar, M., Aminoff, E., and Schacter, D.L. (2008). Scenes unseen: The parahippocampal cortex intrinsically subserves contextual associations, not scenes or places per se. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 8539-8544. 40. Bar, M., and Neta, M. (2008). The proactive brain: Using little information to make predictive judgments. Journal of Consumer Behavior, 7(4-5), 319-330. 41. Ghuman, A., Bar, M., Dobbins, I.G., and Schnyer, D. (2008). The effects of priming on frontaltemporal communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 105(24), 8405- 8409. 42. Bar, M., Aminoff, E., and Ishai, A. (2008). Famous Faces activate contextual associations in the parahippocampal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 18(6), 1233-1238. 43. Gronau, N., Neta, M., and Bar, M. (2008). Integrated contextual representation for objects’ identities and their locations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(3), 371-388. 44. Kveraga, K., Boshyan, J., and Bar, M. (2007). Magnocellular projections as the trigger of topdown facilitation in recognition. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 13232-13240. 45. Bar, M. (2007). The continuum of “looking forward,” and paradoxical requirements from memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30(3), 315-316. 46. Kveraga, K., Ghuman, A.S., and Bar, M. (2007). Top-down predictions in the cognitive brain. Brain and Cognition, 65, 145-168. 47. Bar, M., and Neta, M. (2007). Visual elements of subjective preference modulate amygdala activation. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2191-2200. 48. Bar, M., Aminoff, E., Mason, M., and Fenske, M. (2007). The units of thought. Hippocampus, 17(6), 420-428. 49. Bar, M. (2007). The proactive brain: Using analogies and associations to generate predictions. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11(7), 280-289. 50. Aminoff, E., Gronau, N., and Bar, M. (2007). The parahippocampal cortex mediates spatial and non-spatial associations. Cerebral Cortex, 27, 1493-1503. 51. Bar, M., Kassam, K., Ghuman, A., Boshyan, J., Schmidt, A. M., Dale, A., Hämäläinen, M., Marinkovic, K., Schacter, D.L., Rosen, B., and Halgren, E. (2006). Top-down facilitation of visual recognition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(2), 449-54. 52. Ghuman, A., Bar, M. (2006). The influence of non-remembered affective associations on preference. Emotion, 6(2), 215-23. 53. Bar, M., Neta, M. (2006). Humans prefer curved visual objects. Psychological Science, 17(8), 645-48. 54. Bar, M., Linz, H., Neta, M. (2006). Very first impressions. Emotion, 6(2), 269-78. 55. Fenske, M.J., Aminoff E., Gronau N. & Bar, M. (2006). Top-down facilitation of visual object recognition: Object-based and context-based contributions. Progress in Brain Research, 155, 3-21. 56. Zago, L., Fenske, M.J., Aminoff, E., Bar, M. (2005). The rise and fall of priming: How visual exposure shapes cortical representations of objects. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 1655-65. 57. Bar, M. (2004). Visual objects in context. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 5, 617-29. 58. Bar, M., Aminoff, E. (2003). Cortical analysis of visual context. Neuron, 38, 347-58. Moshe Bar, Page 17 59. Bar, M. (2003). A cortical mechanism for triggering top-down facilitation in visual object recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 600-9. 60. Bar, M. (2001). Viewpoint dependency in visual object recognition does not necessarily imply viewer-centered representation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13(6), 793-9. 61. Bar, M., Tootell, R., Schacter, D.L., Greve, D., Fischl, B., Mendola, J., Rosen, B., Dale, A.M. (2001). Cortical mechanisms of explicit visual object recognition. Neuron, 29, 529-35. 62. Vogels, R., Biederman, I., Bar, M., Lorincz, A. (2001). Inferior temporal neurons show greater sensitivity to non-accidental than metric shape differences. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13(4), 444-53. 63. Biederman, I., Bar, M. (2000). Differing views on views: Response to Hayward and Tarr. Vision Research, 40, 3901-5. 64. Biederman, I., Subramaniam, S., Bar, M., Kaloscai, P., Fiser, J. (1999). Subordinate-level object classification reexamined. Psychological Research, 62, 131-53. 65. Bar, M., Biederman, I. (1999). Localizing the cortical region mediating visual awareness of object identity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 96, 1790-3. 66. Biederman, I., Bar, M. (1999). One-shot viewpoint invariance in matching novel objects. Vision Research, 39, 2885-99. 67. Bar, M., Biederman, I. (1998). Subliminal visual priming. Psychological Science, 9, 464-9. 68. Bar, M., Ullman, S. (1996). Spatial context in recognition. Perception, 25, 343-52. Books and Book Chapters 1. Kveraga, K. and Bar, M. (Eds.) (2014). SCENE VISION Making Sense of What We See. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press. 2. Bar, M. and Bubic, A. (2013). Top-down Effects in Visual Perception. In Ochsner K. and Kosslyn S., (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience (pp. 60-73). The Oxford Handbook Series, Oxford University Press. 3. Yardley, H., Perlovsky, L., & Bar, M. (2012). Predictions and Incongruency in Object Recognition: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective. In Weinshall, D., Anemuller, J., van Gool, L. (Eds.) Detection and Identification of Rare Audiovisual Cues (pp. 139-153). Studies in Computational Intelligence Series, Springer Publishing. 4. Bar, M. (Ed.) (2011). Predictions in the Brain. New York: Oxford University Press Inc. 5. Bar, M. (2011). Predictions: A universal principle in the operation of the human brain (Introduction). In Bar, M., (Ed.) Predictions in the Brain. (pp. v-vii). New York: Oxford University Press Inc. 6. Bar, M. (2011). The proactive brain. In Bar, M., (Ed.) Predictions in the Brain. (pp. 13-26). New York: Oxford University Press Inc. 7. Barrett, L.F., and Bar, M. (2011). See it with feeling: Affective predictions during object perception. In Bar, M., (Ed.) Predictions in the Brain. (pp. 107-121). New York: Oxford University Press Inc. 8. Kveraga, K., Boshyan, J., and Bar, M. (2008). The proactive brain: Using memory-based predictions in visual recognition. In Dickinson, S., Tarr, M., Leonardis, A., and Schiele, B., Moshe Bar, Page 18 (Eds.) Object Categorization: Computer and Human Vision Perspectives. (pp. 384-400). New York: Cambridge University Press. 9. Bar, M. (2005). Top-down facilitation of visual object recognition. In Itti, L., Rees, G., Tsotsos, J., (Eds.) Neurobiology of Attention (pp. 140-5). Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press. 10. Bar, M. (2000). Conscious and nonconscious processing of visual object identity. Rossetti, Y., Revonsuo, A., (Eds.) Beyond Dissociations: Interaction between dissociable conscious and nonconscious processing (pp. 153-74). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 11. Biederman, I., Subramaniam, S., Kaloscai, P., Bar, M. (1997). Viewpoint-invariant information in subordinate-level object classification. In Gopher D., Koriat A., (Eds.) Attention and Performance XVII. Cognitive regulation of performance: Interaction of theory and application (pp. 91-112). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Media (selected) 1. An interview to “The Hafranim” TV show, educational channel 23, July 2016 2. Think Less, Think Better, New York Times, June 2016 3. An interview to the 10th Channel, December 2015 4. A manifesto for conscious cities: should streets be sensitive to our mental needs? Itai Palti and Moshe Bar, The Guardian, August 2015 5. Conversation about memory with kids (video). “What is muse” (" מוזה זה מה ("show with Yaron London" (Hebrew), August 2014 6. Interview on Kobi Meidan show “Across Israel” ("ישראל חוצה ,("educational channel 23 (Hebrew), March 2014 7. Use Your Delusion. Boston Globe, February 2014 8. Memory research (video). BIU youTube (Hebrew), September 2013 (Hebrew (הכוח של הסימולציה: שיחה עם ראש המרכז לחקר המוח .9 Why being anxious will help you cope with life. Haaretz, June 2013 10. What are we doing when we are doing nothing ("כלום עושים לא כשאנחנו עושים אנחנו מה (" Calcalist (Hebrew), November 2012 11. Professor returns to Israel to fight depression (בדיכאון להילחם ארצה חזר' הפרופ: מוח בר (NRG (Hebrew), March 2012 12. Gehirn auf Wanderschaft. Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (German), March 2012 13. Do Thrifty Brains Make Better Minds? N.Y. Times, January 2012 14. Why New Year's resolutions are so hard to keep. Boston Globe, January 2012 15. Mind Games: Modern design memes touch our brains, but do we want to know how? Frame, September 2011 16. Human Memory: What did you do last Sunday? L.A. Times, May 2011 17. Pie in the Sky: Broad Thinking Brings Broad Grins. Psychology, Today April 2010 Moshe Bar, Page 19 Ynet) האם חשיבה חיובית יכולה לשמש תחליף לפרוזק?) ?Prozac replace thinking positive Could. 18 (Hebrew), November 2009 19. What do you see? Emotion may help the visual system jump the gun to predict what the brain will see. Science News Magazine, August 2009 20. How Room Designs Affect Your Work and Mood. Scientific American, April 2009 21. Nuts & Bolts - Research: Neuromarketing and the consumer brain. Target Marketing, November 2008 22. How to win an election: Make a good first impression (in less than 250 milliseconds). Scientific American, October 2007 23. Can culture dictate the way we see? New Scientist, May 2007 24. La premiere impression estelle (vraiment) la bonne? Courrier Cadres (French), October 2006 25. The Captain Kirk Principle. Scietific American, December 2002 26. Researchers can identify the Eureka moment. Boston Globe, December 2001 27. Studies bolster idea of subliminal learning; Science: Subjects mentally registered imperceptible details. L.A. Times, October 2001 28. A Face-off on brain studies: How we recognize people and objects is a matter of debate. News Day, April 2001.
Research interests of our group span a wide range of cognitive neuroscience domains: visual cognition, memory and cognitive neuroscience of mood disorders.
We are interested in processes that allow the human brain extract and use contextual information to generate predictions and guide cognition efficiently. We want to understand the mechanisms underlying conscious perception, the flow of information during visual recognition, top-down facilitation of cognitive processes, contextual associative processing of scene information and predictions in the brain, as well as the link between altered functioning of these processing networks and mood disorders.
Among research directions in our laboratory are mechanisms of decision making, statistical learning and emergent stereotypical behavior, and mechanisms determining preferences and aesthetic pleasure in visual modality.
We use psychophysical paradigms and brain imaging methods, such as fMRI and MEG, to peek into a human brain and to solve its mysteries.
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