|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.
behavioral (psychophysics) and brain imaging (fMRI) techniques, the lab
on studying what drives the ability of the human brain to change with experience and
establish effective long-term memory:
words: procedural learning; memory consolidation; functional
brain mapping; MRI
Titles for ongoing projects:
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
N. Ofen-Noy, Y. Dudai and A. Karni (2003): Skill
learning in mirror reading:
how repetition determines acquisition. Brain Research - Cognitive Brain
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
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.
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 not in the Haifa program: