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BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY                      FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

School of Education

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Nira Mashal

PERSONAL DATA

        

Address:

School of Education

Tel:

+972-52-5901116

E-mail:

mashaln@mail.biu.ac.il

 

EDUCATION

 

Year

Degree

Institution

1991

B.A., Mathematics

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

1998

M.A, Mathematics

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

2006

Ph.D., Brain Science, The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center.

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

THESIS:

Cerebral Processing of Metaphoric Language: a Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Investigation. Suma cum Laude

SUPERVISOR: 

Prof. Miriam Faust, The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, and Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University

Post-Doctoral:

Northwestern Institute of Neuroscience (NUIN), Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.

Prof. Mark Beeman

Post-Doctoral:

Human Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Prof. Steven Small

       

 

ACADEMIC AFFILATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

        

Year

Appointment

(Work Percentage)

2003-5

Research Coordinator, Functional Brain Imaging Unit, Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

100%

2009- 2014

Instructor, Open University of Israel, Raanana, Israel

10%

2010- present

Member at the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

 

2008-2014

Senior lecturer- Tenure, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

100%

2014- 2016

Associate Prof., School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

100%

2016- present

Full Prof., School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

100%

 

PROFESSIONAL FUNCTIONS: (Memberships/Editorial Activities)

 

2005- present

Reviewing papers for:

Brain and Language, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology, Neuroimage, Neuropsychologia, Neuropsychology, Brain and Cognition, Journal of neurolinguistics, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Laterality

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

1.  Neural bases of pragmatics in neurotypicals and people with schizophrenia.

2. Using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to enhance language and cognitive performances in individuals with TD and aphasia .

3. Developing cognitive intervention programs to enhance figurative language comprehension in ASD, schizophrenia, learning disabilities and intellectual disability.

4. Verbal creativity.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. Vice head School of Education (2014-2016).
  2. Chair, Master's degree committee (2014-2016).
  3. Head of the special education program (2013- 2017).
  4. Associate editor in Frontiers in Psychology (2017-18).
  5. Member at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University.
  6. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (2017-18)
  7. Software developer and system analyzer (1999-2000).

TEACING EXPERIENCE 

Graduated:

  1. Language, Communication, and the Brain
  2. Brain and Cognition
  3. Seminar in language and thinking

Citations

1,643 citations according to Google scholar.

AWARDS/GRANT/HONORS

Year

 

 

2017

The effects of an intervention program on neural correlates and brain connectivity of ironic

comprehension in ASD

Grade: Very Good

2011

Israel Science Foundation (ISF)- Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and Language treatment to improve naming in patients with chronic Aphasia. With Dr. Avia Gvion

Grade: Very Good

2009

Israel Science Foundation (ISF)- Synchronization in reading among individuals with dyslexia. With Dr. Ronit Ram-Zur.

Grade: Very Good

2007-9

NARSAD Young Investigator Award, “Hemispheric  Asymmetry in Language Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: an fMRI Study

$60.000

2004-7

USA-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), “Processing conventional vs. novel metaphors by the two cerebral hemispheres” (Role: Research coordinator. The grant was written while I was a PhD student).

$150.000

2017

The effects of an intervention program on the neural substrates of ironic comprehension in ASD. (306,030$) Nira Mashal and Dr. Jonathan Dvash

Submitted to ISF (2017)

2006

Ph.D. in Brain Science, Bar-Ilan University, With Highest Distinction

 

2001-5

President's Scholarship for Excellent Ph.D. Students, Bar-Ilan University

 

1996-8

Dean's Scholarship for High Achieving Students in Mathematics, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES (selected)

 

  1. Mashal, N., Faust, M. and Hendler, T., “The role of the right Wernicke in processing novel metaphorical expressions: Cortical correlations evaluated with principal component analysis and fMRI”. Tenth Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.

 

  1. Mashal, N., “Processing conventional vs. novel metaphors by the two cerebral hemispheres: A Functional Imaging Study (fMRI)“, The Adams Super Center for Functional Brain Research, Tel Aviv University, 2004.

 

  1. Mashal, N., “Processing conventional vs. novel metaphors by the two cerebral hemispheres: Application of Principal Components Analysis to fMRI data ", The Israel Society for Cognitive Psychology, Bar-Ilan University, 2004.

 

  1. Mashal, N., Faust, M. and Hendler, T., “Unique involvement of right Wernicke in processing novel metaphorical expressions: Application of Principal Components Analysis to fMRI data”. Sixteen Annual meeting of Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2005.

 

  1. Mashal, N., Faust, M. & Hendler, T., “Processing novel metaphoric sentences taken from poetry: An fMRI study”. 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, Texas, USA, 2006.

 

  1. Mashal, N, Faust, M, & Hendler, T., Unique involvement of the right homologue of Wernicke's area in processing novel metaphorical expressions: Application of principal components analysis to fMRI data. Source: Brain and Cognition, 60(3), 314-314,   Published: APR 2006.

 

  1. Mashal, N., Faust, M., “conventionalization of novel metaphors: A shift in hemispheric asymmetry”. A poster presented at the Language, Brain, Communication Conference Program, Hadassa college, Jerusalem, 2009.

 

  1. Mashal N. "The 2010 Israeli Magnetic Resonance Society Meeting (IMRSM), "Recruitment of bilateral prefrontal regions in schizophrenia during novel metaphoric processing: an fMRI Study". Poster presented in June 8-9, 2010, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

 

  1. Mashal N. "Recruitment of bilateral prefrontal regions in schizophrenia during novel metaphoric processing: an fMRI Study". 2nd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference (SIRS). Poster presented in April 10-14, 2010, Florence, Italy.

 

  1.  Mashal, N., Chair, "An investigation of the neural correlates of forming novel semantic relations". International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology. IACEP 2011: Boston, July 10-14, 2011.

 

  1.  Mashal, N., "Novel metaphor comprehension: Insights from special populations and the healthy brain ". A workshop on Brain Imaging of Language Functions, The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University , June 19-20, 2011.

 

  1.  Mashal, N. & Subramaniam, K., "An investigation of the neural correlates of forming novel semantic relations". Poster presented in The 10th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, April 13-16, 2011, Spain.

 

  1. Mashal, N., Chair, Lexical processes. The Israel association of language and literacy. Kiryat-Ono, 1st  July, 2012.

 

  1. Lifshitz Ben-Basat, A., Gvion, A., Vatine, J.J., & Mashal, N. "Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to improve naming in patients with chronic Aphasia". Poster presented in the 42 annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience (SFN): Poster presented in October, 10-14, 2012, New-Orleans, USA.

 

  1. Mashal, N., Chair, "Cognition and emotion", Cognitive education, modifiability, learning, and the brain, Bar-Ilan University, 7 January, 2013.

 

  1. Kesner, Y. Mashal, N., & Spector-Levi, O. "Preschoolers’ Metaphors Generation during Scientific Engagement as Indicator of Curiosity & Attitude". EARLI 2013.

 

  1.  Lifshitz Ben-Basat, A., Gvion, A., Vatine, J.J., & Mashal, N. "Transcranial direct current stimulation to improve naming abilities of persons with chronic aphasia: An individualized based protocol". Neural Plasticity and cognitive modifiability. Jerusalem, 2-5 June, 2013.

 

  1.  Mashal, N., Chair, Language production: studies in dyslexia, aphasia, autism, and intellectual disabilities. The Israel association of language and literacy. Kiryat-Ono, 4 July, 2013.

 

  1. Mashal, N., Forming novel semantic relations in special populations and the normal brain. The Creating Mind:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Bar-Ilan University, 18 December, 2013.

 

  1. Mashal, N., & Metzuyanim, S. Can brain stimulation improve metaphoric comprehension? The Adams Super Center for Brain Studies, Tel-Aviv University, March 13, 2014.

 

  1. Kavé, G., Gavrieli, R., & Mashal, N. Stronger left-hemisphere lateralization in older versus younger adults while processing conventional metaphors. Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta. April 3-6, 2014.

 

  1. Mashal, N., & Franko, Z. When a Metaphor is a Spiral Ladder- Brain Basis for Metaphors of Biology as Increasing Motivational Learning. European Researches in Didactics of Biology – ERIDOB 2014, Haifa, June 30th – July 4th, 2014.

 

  1. Shimon Rabichev, Anatoly Kreinin, Nira Mashal, & Albert Pinhasov. Physiological device for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessment. Stress, PTSD and Psychiatric Disorders: From Basic Science to Theraputic Intervention, Weitzmann Institute of Science, September 7-9, 2014.

 

  1. Segal, D., Mashal, N., & Shalev-Mevorach, L. Semantic conflict resolution abilities among adults with and without ADHD. Amsterdam, Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), June 27-29, 2014.
  2. Borodkin, K., Mashal, N., & Faust, M. Hemispheric Involvement in Native and Non-Native Comprehension of Conventional Metaphors. Amsterdam, Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), June 27-29, 2014.

 

  1. Segal, D., Shalev-Mevorach, L., & Mashal, N. Attenuated hemispheric specialization in metaphor processing among adults with ADHD. Second Conference on Cognition Research of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology, Akko, February, 24, 2015.

 

  1. Kasirer, A. & Mashal, N. The comprehension and production of metaphoric language in adolescents with ASD. The 51st annual meeting of the Israeli Association of Speech Pathologists, Tel-Aviv, February, 9-10, 2015.

 

  1. Lifshitz Ben Basat, A., Gvion, A., Vatine, J.J., & Mashal, N. Transcranial direct current stimulation to improve naming abilities of persons with chronic aphasia: A preliminary study using individualized based protocol. Conference Committee of Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs), City University, London, March 6, 2015.

 

  1. Saban-Bezalel, R., Hess, S., Dolfin, D., Hermesh, H., Vishne, T. & Mashal, N. Hemispheric Processing of Idioms in Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Israel Association of Biological Psychiatry. Kibutz HaGoshrim, March 24-26, 2015.

 

  1. Saban-Bezalel, R., Hess, S., Dolfin, D., Hermesh, H., Vishne, T. & Mashal, N. Hemispheric Processing of Idioms in Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The 15th conference meeting if the Israel Psychiatric Association. Tel-Aviv, May 26-28, 2015.

 

  1. Sharir, T., Mashal, N., & Mevarech, Z. Metacognitive Intervention in Kindergarten: The eects on Spontaneous Recognition of Mathematical Structures. Porto, Portugal, June 29 - July 1st, 2016.

 

 

  1. Osovlansky, H. & Mashal, N. The role of the superior temporal gyrus in processing semantic and pragmatic information: A transcranial Direct Current Stimulation study. The neuropsychological society in Israel, The Open University, Raannana, February 7, 2017.

 

  1. Ehrenreich, Y. & Mashal, N. The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation treatment on reading comprehension and auditory learning. The neuropsychological society in Israel, The Open University, Raannana, February, 7, 2017.

 

  1. Arie, M. & Mashal, N. Improving irony comprehension in adolescents with ASD.

The eighth annual meeting of Keshet center, Child Development Center, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, January 3- 4, 2017.

 

  1. Kasirer, A. & Mashal, N. Creative metaphor production in children with ASD. The eighth annual meeting of Keshet center, Child Development Center, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, January 3- 4, 2017.

 

  1. Erenreich, Y. & Mashal N. The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation treatment on reading comprehension and auditory verbal learning.The annual meeting of the Isralei association of neuropsychology. February, 7, 2017.

 

 

  1. Osivlanski, H. & Mashal, N. The role of the superior temporal gyrus in processing semantic and pragmatic information: A transcranial Direct Current Stimulation study. The annual meeting of the Isralei association of neuropsychology. February, 7, 2017.

 

  1. Mashal, N. & Saban- Bezalel, R. The effects of intervention on the comprehension of irony and on hemispheric processing of irony in adults with ASD. 2018 International Symposium on Education and Psychology, April 1-3, 2018, Osaka, Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

פרסומים

 

 

  1.  Hershkowitz, D. and Mashal, N. (1998). Pa-matrices and Lyapunov scalar stability.  The Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, 4, 39-47.
  2. Mashal, N., Faust, M., & Hendler, T. (2005). The role of the right hemisphere in processing nonsalient metaphorical meanings: Application of Principal Components Analysis to fMRI data. Neuropsychologia, 43, 2084-2100.
  3. Mashal, N., Faust, M., Hendler, T., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2007). An fMRI investigation of the neural correlates underlying the processing of novel metaphoric expressions. Brain and Language, 100, 115-126. The most cited paper since 2007 in Brain and Language as for 2012
  4. Faust, M., & Mashal, N. (2007). The role of the right cerebral hemisphere in processing novel metaphoric expressions taken from poetry: A divided visual field study. Neuropsychologia, 45, 860-870.
  5. Mashal, N., & Faust, M. (2008). Right hemisphere sensitivity to novel metaphoric relations: Application of the signal detection theory. Brain and Language, 104, 103-112.
  6. Mashal, N., Faust, M., Hendler, T. & Jung-Beeman, M. (2008). Hemispheric differences in processing the literal interpretation of idioms: Converging evidence from behavioral and fMRI studies. Cortex, 44, 848-860.
  7. Pobric, G., Mashal, N., Faust, M., & Lavidor, M. (2008). The causal role of the right cerebral hemisphere in processing novel metaphoric expressions taken from poetry: A TMS study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 170-181.
  8. Mashal, N., Faust, M., Hendler, T., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2009). An fMRI study of processing novel metaphoric sentences. Laterality, 14, 30-54.
  9. Mashal, N., & Faust, M. (2009). Conventionalization of novel metaphors: A shift in hemispheric asymmetry. Laterality, 14, 573-589.
  10. Mashal, N., & Faust, M. (2010). The effects of metaphoricity and presentation style on brain activation during text comprehension. Metaphor and Symbol, 25(1), 19 – 33.
  11. Mashal, N., Gavrieli, R., & Kavé, G. (2011). Age-related changes in the appreciation of novel metaphoric semantic relations, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 18 (5), 527–543.
  12. Mashal, N., & Kasirer, A. (2011). Thinking maps enhance metaphoric competence in children with autism and learning disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2045–2054.
  13. Mashal, N., & Kasirer, A. (2012a). Principal component analysis study of visual and verbal metaphoric comprehension in children with autism and learning disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 274–282.
  14. kavé, G., & Mashal, N. (2012): Age-related differences in word-retrieval but not in meaning generation, Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 18, 527-543.
  15. Mashal, N., Solodkin A., Dick, A., Chen, E.E., & Small, S.L. (2012) A Network Model of Observation and Imitation of Speech. Frontiers in psychology, 3:84. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00084.
  16. Mashal, N. & Kasirer, A. (2012b). The relationship between visual metaphor comprehension and recognition of similarities in children with learning disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1741-1748.
  17. Subramaniam, K., Faust, M., Beeman, M., & Mashal, N. (2012). The Repetition Paradigm: Enhancement of novel metaphors and suppression of conventional metaphors in the left inferior parietal lobe. Neuropsychplogia, 50, 2705–2719.
  18. Subramaniam, K., Beeman, M., Faust, M., & Mashal, N. (2013). Positively-valenced stimuli facilitate creative novel metaphoric processes by enhancing medial prefrontal cortical (mPFC) activation. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:211. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00211.
  19. Mashal, N., Vishne, T., Laor, N., & Titone, D. (2013). Enhanced left frontal involvement during novel metaphor comprehension in schizophrenia: Evidence from functional neuroimaging. Brain and Language, 124, 66-74.
  20. Mashal, N. (2013). The role of working memory in the comprehension of unfamiliar and familiar metaphors. Language and Cognition, 5(4), 409- 436.
  21. Mashal, N., & Itkes, O. (2013). The effects of emotional valence on hemispheric processing of metaphoric word pairs. Laterality, 19, 511-521. DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2013.862539.
  22. Mashal, N, Shen, Y., & Kastel, D. (2014). Element Order in Metaphorical and Literal Phrases. Metaphor and symbol, 29 (2), 113-128.
  23. Mashal, N., & Coblentz, S. (2014). Creative interpretations of novel conceptual combinations in aging. Creativity Research Journal, 26(2), 158–164.

 

  1. Saban-Bezalel, N., & Mashal, N. (in press). Figurative Language comprehension and Laterality in Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Oshin Vartanian and Rex Jung (Eds.). The Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity Progress Report. Cambridge University Press.

 

  1. Kavé, G., Gavrieli, R., & Mashal, N. (2014). Stronger left-hemisphere lateralization due to accumulated knowledge in older versus younger adults. Laterality, 19, 705-717.

 

  1. Mashal, N, Shen, Y., Jospe, K., & Gil, D. (2014). Language effects on the conceptualization of hybrids. Language and Cognition, 6, 217-241.

 

  1. Kesner-Baruch, Y., Spector-Levy, O., & Mashal, N. (2014). Preschoolers' verbal and Behavioral responses as indicators of attitudes and scientific curiosity. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. (DOI) 10.1007/s10763-014-9573-6.

 

 

  1. Mashal, N., Vishne, T., & Laor, N. (2014). The role of the precuneus in metaphor comprehension: Evidence from an fMRI study in people with schizophrenia and healthy participants. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 818
  2. Kasirer, A., & Mashal, N. (2014). Verbal creativity in autism: Comprehension and generation of metaphoric language in high-functioning autism spectrum disorder and typical development. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 615.
  3. Shen, Y., Aharoni, B., & Mashal, N. (2015). Taxonomic and ad hoc categorization within the two cerebral hemispheres. Laterality, 20, 517-529.
  4. Itkes, O., & Mashal, N. (2015). Processing negative valence of word pairs that include a positive word. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 1180-1187. (
  5. Mashal, N., Borodkin, k., Maliniak, O., & Faust, M. (2015). Hemispheric Involvement in Native and Non-Native Comprehension of Conventional Metaphors. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 35, 96- 108.
  6. Lifshitz-Vahav, H., Shnitzer, S., & Mashal, N. (2015). Participation in recreation and cognitive activities as a predictor of cognitive performance of adults with/without Down syndrome. Aging and Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1047322.
  7. Saban- Bezalel, R., & Mashal, N. (2015a). Hemispheric Processing of Idioms and Irony in Adults with and without Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 3496-3508.
  8. Saban-Bezalel, R., & Mashal, N. (2015b). The effects of intervention on the comprehension of irony and on hemispheric processing of irony in adults with ASD. Neuropsychologia, 77, 233- 241.
  9. Segal, D., Mashal, N., & Shalev, C. (2015). Semantic conflicts are resolved differently by adults with and without ADHD. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 47, 416–429.
  10. Lifshitz Ben Basat, A., Gvion, A., Vatine, J.J., & Mashal, N. (2016). Transcranial direct current stimulation to improve naming abilities of persons with chronic aphasia: A preliminary study using individualized based protocol. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 38, 1- 13.
  11. Metzuyanim- Gorlick, S., & Mashal, N. (2016). The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on cognitive inhibition.  Experimental Brain Research, 234, 1537-1544.

 

  1. Borodkin, k., Kenett, Y., Faust, M., & Mashal, N. (2016). When pumpkin is closer to onion than to squash: The structure of the second language lexicon. Cognition, 156, 60- 70.  
  2. Kasirer, A., & Mashal, N. (2016). Comprehension and Generation of Metaphors by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 32, 53- 63. 

 

  1. Shnitzer-Meirovich, S., Lifshitz-Vahab, H., & Mashal, N. (2017). Comprehension of verbal and visual metaphors among individuals with intellectual disability with and without Down Syndrome. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 52(3), 252–267.
  2. Kasirer, A., & Mashal, N. (2017). Comprehension and generation of metaphoric language in children, adolescents and adults with dyslexia. Dyslexia, 23, 99-118. doi: 10.1002/dys.1550
  3. Segal, D., Shalev, L., & Mashal, N. (2017). Attenuated hemispheric asymmetry in metaphor processing among adults with ADHD compared to controls. Neuropsychology.
  4. Saban-Bezalel, Hess, S., Dolfin, D., Hermesh, H., Vishne, T., & Mashal, N. (2017). Hemispheric Processing of Idioms in Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2017.1325893.

 

  1. Osovlanski, H., & Mashal, N. (2017). The role of the Superior Temporal Gyrus in Processing Semantic and Pragmatic Information: A transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 44, 239-248.
  2. Saban-Bezalel, R., & Mashal, N. (2017). Comprehension and Hemispheric Processing of Irony in Schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychology, 8: 943.

 

  1. Lifshitz Ben-Basat, A. & Mashal, N. (2018). Improving Naming Abilities Among Healthy Young-Old Adults Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 47, 113–124.

 

  1. Kasirer, A. & Mashal, N. (in press). Fluency or Similarities? Cognitive Abilities that Contribute to Creative Metaphor Generation. Creativity Research Journal, 30, 205-211.

 

 

  1. Saban-Bezalel, R, Coral, N., & Mashal, N. (2018). Increased Reliance on Right Hemispheric Mechanism during Idiom Processing in Adults with Dyslexia. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2018.1533023

 

  1. Shnitzer-Meirovich, S., Lifshitz-Vahab, H., & Mashal, N. (2018). Enhancing the Comprehension of Visual Metaphors in Individuals with Intellectual Disability with or without Down Syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 74, 113-123.

 

  1. Saban-Bezalel, R., Dolfin, D. Laor, N. & Mashal, N. (2019). Irony comprehension and mentalizing ability in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 58, 30-38.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. Mashal, N., Andrick, M., and Small, S. (2011). Motor cortical activation during speech perception. In M. Faust (Ed.), Advances in the Neural Substrates of Language: Toward a synthesis of Basic Science and Clinical Research. Wiley Blackwell: USA.
  2. Mashal, N. (2012). Nonliteral comprehension deficits in children with learning disabilities: Implication of brain imaging technology (pp. 211- 219). In A. Shamir & O. Korat (Eds.). Technology for Literacy Achievements for Children at Risk. Springer: USA.
  3.  Mashal, N., & Kasirer, A. (2013). Understanding verbal and visual metaphors in Autism (pp. 651-670). In V.B. Patel et al. (Eds.). The Comprehensive Guide to Autism. Springer: USA.

 

באמצעי התקשורת

Creativity in ASD (Hebrew):

https://www.jokopost.com/medecine/17875/

 

כתבה הארץ: יכולות שפה בקרב בעלי מוגבלות שכלית

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Radio interview:

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