Ilan Dinstein, PhD

Ilan is the Director of the Azrieli National Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopment Research and an associate professor in the Psychology department at BGU. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Department, and co-director of the Biopsychology program.
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Current students

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Liora Manelis-Baram

Liora is a PhD student in Psychology who is studying facial expressions in young children with ASD using computer vision techniques

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Alona Molcho-Haimovitch

Alona is a PhD student in Psychology who is testing the effectiveness of a behavioral sleep intervention program for young children with ASD

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Michal Ashtamker

Michal is an MA student in Developmental Psychology who is studying the quality of parental relationships in families with ASD children

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Gal Eylon

Gal is an M.Sc. student in Cognitive and Brain Sciences who is studying sleep in children with ASD using EEG, actigraphy and other consumer devices

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Tal Barami

Tal is a PhD student in computer science who is studying stereotypical movements in young children with ASD using computer vision techniques

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Moran Bachrach

Moran is a PhD student in Psychology who is studying the impact of special vs. mainstream educational settings on the development of ASD children 

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Mihca Hacohen

Micha is an MA student in Psychology who is studying the effectiveness of CBD-rich cannabis treatment for children and adolescents with ASD

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Laila Igbaria

Laila is an MA student in Psychology who is studying the impact of socio-economic factors on the age of diagnosis and intervention outcomes

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Marina Eni

Marina is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering who is studying vocalizations of young children with ASD using speech processing algorithms.

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Tanya Nitzan

Tanya is a PhD student in Psychology who is testing the efficacy of the Social ABCs parent mediated intervention program for young children with ASD 

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May Segev

May is an MA student in Psychology who is studying the relationship between adaptive and aberrant behaviors among young children with ASD

Previous students

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Yaniv Paz

PhD Student

Yaniv finished his PhD in the lab in 2022. He performed a series of EEG studies regarding neural variability in adults with ASD. This included multiple timepoints to examine the reliability of findings over time.

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Ayelet Arazi

PhD Student

Ayelet completed her PhD in the lab in 2020. She studied the relationship between trial-by-trial variability and perceptual abilities in tasks with different attention loads. Ayelet is now a postdoc in the lab of Tobias Donner in Hamburg. 

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Nitzan Gabbay

MA Student

Nitzan completed her MA in the lab in 2021. She examined the impact of earlier diagnosis on the outcome of 1-6 year old children with ASD using longitudinal data collected at the National Autism Research Center of Israel.

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Michal Ilan

PhD Student

Michal completed her PhD in the lab in 2021. She studied the impact of early diagnosis and educational placement on the outcomes of young children with ASD. Michal is now the clinical director of the Azrieli National Centre for Autism Research.

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Shlomi Haar

PhD Student

Shlomi completed his PhD in the lab in 2017. He performed fMRI studies about cortical motor control, visuomotor adaptation, and the characterization of trial-by-trial neural variability in the motor system. Shlomi is now a research fellow at the Brain Sciences Department in the Imperial College of London.

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Eden Daniel

MA Student

Edan finished her MA in the lab in 2020. She performed MEG and EEG studies that examined the characteristics of trial-by-trial  neural variability and their relationship with perceptual abilities of typically developing adults.

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Noa Fingher

PhD Student

Noa completed her PhD in the lab in 2020. She performed DTI studies using data collected from young children with and without ASD in San Diego. In addition, she studied the relationship between language abilities and support requirements of young children with ASD.

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Gil Gonen Yaacovi

Postdoc

Gil completed her postdoc in the lab in 2015. She performed several EEG studies about the impact of trial-by-trial neural variability on cognitive abilities in individuals with and without ADHD.

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Inbar Avni

MA Student

Inbar completed her MA in the lab in 2019. She performed a series of eye tracking studies where she examined the social preferences and oculomotor control of young children with ASD as they observed different movies and salient targets.