Prof. Avi Karni

Short CV

1981 - M.D. The Sackler School of Medicine,Tel-Aviv University (magna cum laude)
1993 - PhD. The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Department of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science, Neurobiology).
1992-1996 Post-doctoral fellowship, with Dr. Leslie Ungerleider, at the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
2001-present Assoc. Professor at the Faculty of Science and The Department of Learning Dysabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa.

Scholarships & awards:

1992         J. William Fulbright Scholarship (USIEF-USIA-CIES).

1996         Y. Alon Fellowship, Israeli Council for Higher Education.

Research interests

Using behavioral (psychophysics) and brain imaging (fMRI) techniques, the lab focuses
on studying what drives the ability of the human brain to change with experience and
establish effective long-term memory:

Key words: procedural learning; memory consolidation; functional brain mapping; MRI

Titles for ongoing projects:

Selected publications:

1)   M. Korman, N. Raz, T. Flash and A. Karni (2003): Multiple shifts in the
representation of a motor sequence during the acquisition of skilled
performance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA

2)   N. Ofen-Noy, Y. Dudai and A. Karni (2003): Skill learning in mirror reading:
how repetition determines acquisition.  Brain Research - Cognitive Brain

3)   T. Bitan & A. Karni (2003: The acquisition of word segmentation skills:
implicit and explicit knowledge in learning
to read a morse-like script. Brain Research - Cognitive Brain Research

4)   B. Hauptmann and A. Karni (2002): Primed to learn: saturation of repetition
priming and the induction of long-term memory. Brain Research -
Cognitive Brain Research
13(3): 313-322.

5)   A. Karni, G. Meyer, C. Rey-Hippolito, P. Jezzard, M. M. Adams, R. Turner and
L. G. Ungerleider (1998): The acquisition of skilled motor performance:
fast and slow experience-driven changes in primary motor cortex.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA
  95(3) 861-868.

Graduate students and post-docs:

PhD students:

MA students:

PhD students not in the Haifa program: