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Roy Mukamel's Research Lab
Tel Aviv University

School of Psychological Sciences | Sagol School of Neuroscience

GIF of two hands, each pulling a string lighting or activating a different part of a brain-shaped lamp

Our Research

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Goal-directed behavior involves a continuous loop of perceptions and actions, and integration of multiple cognitive processes. For example, the simple act of opening a door requires the representation of an intention (do I want to exit the room or allow someone in), action-selection (should I use my palm or rather my elbow to avoid possible COVID infection?), and perception (for successful control of the limb with respect to the door-handle).

With respect to motor control, these processes are non-trivial since there is no one-to-one mapping between actions and outcome, and this relationship is highly dependent on context. For example, when the car gear is set to reverse, the same action of pressing the gas paddle (and corresponding motor commands) has completely different consequences.

In our lab, we use neuroimaging (fMRI/EEG), VR and various behavioral measures to explore how the brain generates voluntary movement and purposeful behavior.

Latest Publications

Shahar Aberbach-Goodman and Roy Mukamel

Scientific Reports, 2023

Our Lab

Our lab members watching the eclipse, 25/10/2022
Our lab's rising stars, staring at the eclipsed sun (October 25th, 2022) 

News & announcements


Congratulations to Batel Buaron, for designing this wonderful cover for the October 2023 issue of iScience!

Check out the interesting science behind it, by Hadar Dery, Batel Buaron, Roni Mazinter, Shalev Lavi and Roy Mukamel

October 2023

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