Prof. Michal Ben-Shachar



    2015-16: Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (Psychology; Developmental and behavioral pediatrics)

    2013: Senior lecturer with tenure, Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar Ilan University

    2008-2012: Lecturer (tenure track), Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar Ilan University

    2008-2014 (summers): Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

    2007-2008 Research Associate, Psychology Department and Developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Stanford University

    2004-2007 Postdoctoral fellow, Psychology Department, Stanford University



    2005 PhD awarded by Tel Aviv University

    1998 MA in Cognitive Psychology, Tel Aviv University

    1992-1996 Undergraduate studies in the Interdisciplinary program for outstanding students, Tel Aviv University


    We study brain systems that underlie language processing in healthy and atypical populations, by combining cognitive measurements, diffusion MRI and fMRI. The underlying premise guiding our research is that most aspects of language and reading, even fine linguistically defined processes, are achieved via elaborate processing pathways, not by a single cortical hotspot. We quantify structural properties of these pathways with dMRI and relate them to cognitive function through behavioral and fMRI measurements in individual participants.

    Last Updated Date : 09/11/2022