Prof. Avi Karni, M. D.


Head of Laboratory: Human Brain and Learning Laboratory

  • Procedural learning
  • Memory consolidation processes
  • Developmental learning disabilities, functional brain mapping

1981   MD, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv

1992   PhD in Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

1992   Neurology board certification, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat-Gan

1996   Post-doctoral fellow, National Institutes of Health, NIMH, Bethesda, MD

  • Korman M., Shaklai S., Cisamariu K., Gal C., Maaravi- Hesseg R., Levy I., Keren O., Karni A. & Sacher Y. (2018). Atypical within-session motor procedural learning after traumatic brain injury but well-preserved between-session procedural memory consolidation. Frontiers in human neuroscience. 12:10. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00010
  • Gabitov E., Boutin A., Pinsard B., Censor N., Fogel S. M., Albouy G., King B. R., Benali H., Carrier J., Cohen L. G., Karni A. & Doyon J. (2017). Re-stepping into the same river: competition problem rather than a reconsolidation failure in an established motor skill. Scientific reports, 7(1), 9406. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09677-1.
  • Korman M., Levy I., Karni A., (2017). Procedural memory consolidation in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is promoted by scheduling of practice to evening hours. Frontiers in Psychiatry 8, 140 doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00140.
  • Rubinsten O. & Karni A., (2017). Innateness of magnitude perception? Skill can be acquired and mastered at all ages. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40, e186. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16002247.
  • Gabay Y., Karni A., Banai K. (2017). The perceptual learning of time-compressed speech: A comparison of training protocols with different levels of difficulty. Plos One 12(5), e0176488. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176488.
  • Zohar- Shai B., Tzelgov J., Karni A., Rubinsten O. (2017). It Does Exist! A Left-to-Right Spatial-Numerical Association of Response Codes (SNARC) Effect Among Native Hebrew Speakers. Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance. 43 (4), 719-728 doi: 10.1037/xhp0000336.
  • Korman M., Herling Z., Levy I., Egbarieh N., Engel-Yeger B. & Karni A., (2017). Background matters: Minor vibratory stimulation during motor skill acquisition selectively reduces off-line memory consolidation. Neurobiology of learning and memory 140, 27-32. 
  • Rumpf JJ, Wegscheider M, Hinselmann K, Fricke C, King BR, Weise D, Klann J, Binkofski F, Buccino G, Karni A, Doyon J, Classen J. (2016): Enhancement of motor consolidation by post-training transcranial direct current stimulation in older people. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Sep 13;49:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.09.003
  • Albouy G, King BR, Schmidt C, Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Balteau E, Phillips C, Degueldre C, Orban P, Benali H, Peigneux P, Luxen A, Karni A, Doyon J, Maquet P, Korman M (2016): Cerebral Activity Associated with Transient Sleep-Facilitated Reduction in Motor Memory Vulnerability to Interference. Sci Reports 2016 Oct 11;6:34948. doi: 10.1038/srep34948.
  • Fogel S, Vien C, Karni A, Benali H, Carrier J, Doyon J. (2016): Sleep spindles: a physiological marker of age-related changes in gray matter in brain regions supporting motor skill memory consolidation. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Oct 11;49:154-164. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.10.009.
  • Fox O, Adi-Japha E, Karni A. (2017): Motor memory consolidation processes in young female adults with ADHD may be less susceptible to interference. Neurosci Lett. 2017 Jan 10;637:91-95. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.044.
  • Maisam Hayek1,2, Shoshi Dorfberger1,3, Avi Karni1,2,4 & Zohar Eviatar1,5,6 Transcoding number words to multi-digit numerals: the strange case of Arabic bilinguals. Under revision to Memory & Cognition.
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