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Interested to know what you get from helping others? A new paper published in Cortex by Dr. Noga Cohen and Dr. Reout Arbel offers a conceptual framework of the benefits and costs of support provision and the underlying neural mechanisms.

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On February 2020, Prof. Tami Katzir was invited to present at a prestigious workshop led by Pope Francis on Education the Global Impact. This workshop included leading world figures in Economics, Immigration, and Education. Prof. Katzir presented her brain-based and fieldwork also funded by the Edmond J. Safra Brain Reaserch Center with great pride.  Her talk generated great interest and wish for collaborations around intervention in third and first world countries. 

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On March 2020, EGDAL- The Israeli Association of Learning Disabilities Experts, together with the support of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study Of Learning Disabilities , hosted the annual EGDAL conference in the subject of Learning disabilities in the Arabic language.This year conference was limited in terms of attendees in light of the Ministry of Health’s directives concerning the Corona virus restrictions. The responses were very enthusiastic by those present. One of the comments was: “The conference was excellent, the research presented was up-to-date and significant, … On Women’s Day (the day the conference was held) we saw that all the researchers were women … It doesn’t surprise me” This year theme was                                                                       preschool children: how to develop their reading skills and the impact of screens on young children’s brains.                                                                                                          Doctoral dissertations were also presented in mathematics and language skills.
                                                                  For Recorded Video information Click Here

The annual retreat of the University of Haifa Neuroimaging Forum was held on June 17, 2019 at Beit Daniel in Zichron Yaakov. The day was organized by Dr. Aviva Berkovich- Ohana from the department of Learning instruction and teacher education and the department of counseling and human development and Prof. Tali Bitan from the department of Psychology together with the support of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research center . This year’s Interdisciplinary discussion dealt with the subject of Evolution, Neuro-cognition and neuroimaging. For more information regarding the Neuroimaging Forum

On May 16, 2019 Prof. Tami Katzir was invited to give the KEY NOTE lecture at the annual conference of the school of education at Bar-Ilan University.The subject of the lecture was- The feeling of reading: Between emotion and cognition in understanding reading from research to intervention.

In March 2019, The Edmond J. Safra  Brain Research Center of Learning Disabilities together with “SR Research” company, hosted a 3 days Advanced Eye-Tracking workshop. The workshop was well attended by members of the Israeli research community who use eye tracking technology in their research. Participants gained professional training and learnt about the most advanced methods in the field.

The topics included working with dynamic stimuli (animation and movies), analyzing pupillometry data in Data Viewer, maximizing eye tracking data quality and more. All lectures in the workshop were filmed, and are available for members of the Safra center – please sign in here

The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities congratulates Prof. Avi KarniDr. Rinatia Maaravi-Hesseg and Dr. Maria Korman for winning the best poster at the annual conference of the Israeli Society for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) at the subject: An advantage in motor learning and performance for adults with ADHD when trained with vibratory stimulation to the trunk.See the poster

On March 2019, EGDAL- The Israeli Association of Learning Disabilities Experts, together with the support of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study Of Learning Disabilities , hosted the annual EGDAL conference in the subject of Learning disabilities  in the Arabic language.

200 students, teachers and researchers from all over the country attended the conference that include the subjects of Types of Developmental Dyslexia in Arabic, Improving morphological skills in preschool age and more. Watch the Lectures

On February 2019, The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study Of Learning Disabilities together with the Department of Psychology of University of Haifa and The Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making hosted an International Workshop on Literacy and Writing Systems.The main topics included Cultural, Neuropsychological, and Psycholinguistic Perspectives.

The workshop was led by Prof. Zohar Eviatar, Prof. Tali Bitan and Prof. David share from the University of Haifa , Prof.   Orna Peleg from Tel- Aviv University and Prof. Falk Huettig From Max Planck Institute at the Netherlands.

                                                                                 Expert Researchers at the forefront of research in the field from Israel and from various countries around the world                                                                                               discussed various topics such as writing and reading in different languages, reading among normal and dyslexics                                                                                                 children and adults, Bilingual readers and more. Watch the lectures

Mind The Gap: The Role Of Spacing Letters In Early Reading, an article by Shahar Dotan & Prof. Tami Katzir, published in the Science Trends website. Their research emphasizes the role of the text display and tests how altering text presentation may change the way young readers read.

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The Edmond J. Safra Longitudinal research is on its way to begin: The Hebrew and Arabic teams are getting ready to enter the kindergartens at the end of January 2019.  

These days, all research assistants are receiving training by the center’s longitudinal teams, which will enable them to begin the data collection in the field.  

How do we respond to life’s emotional challenges ? Dr. Noga Cohen on a radio interview with Rino Zror (Galei Zahal, December 18), explaining how to enhance adaptive responding to emotional situations by practicing the implementation of specific emotion regulation strategies

Dr. Aviva Berkovich-Ohana was interviewed regarding her new research on using meditation training techniques to explore the embodied sense of self and its effect on social processing.

Israeli state-owned television channel, Kan 11 (December, 18): https://youtu.be/OR3vpgyq9RU

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