Dr. Sarit Ashkenazi

Dr. Sarit Ashkenazi

Dr. Sarit Ashkenazi

Curriculum Vitae:

Higher Education:

2001-2004 Bachelor’s degree, Dept. of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2004-2010 Master’s and Doctorate degree (combined track), Dept. of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Supervisor: Prof. Henik

2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Supervisor: Prof. Menon.
Professional Experience

2001-2004 Research Assistant, Department of Behavioral Sciences, BenGurion University of the Negev. Title of Project: The Effects of Exposure to Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors in Mice during Different Periods of Postnatal and Prenatal Development on Cognitive and Emotional Functions. Duties: Project analysis, research programmer, responsible for experiment implementation, statistical analysis. Supervisor: Prof. Ora Kofman.

2006-2007 Beit Lowenstein Rehabilitation Center, Raanana, Israel. An intern (psychologist), the unit for Traumatic Brain Injuries.

2009 Clinical fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), Soroka University Medical Centre.

2012- present Lecturer, Learning Disabilities, School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


Teaching Experience

2004-2005 Teaching assistant in “Experimental Psychology”, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2004-2005 Teaching assistant in “Linear Methods”, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2004-2005 Teaching assistant in "Introduction to Statistics", Achva Academic College.

2005-2006 Teaching assistant in "Nero-cognitive Psychology ", Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2005-2007 Lecturer in “Statistical Program”, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2006-2007 Teaching assistant in “Psychology Physiology”, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2007-2008 Teaching assistant in “Experimental Psychology”, Achva Academic College.

2008-2009 Lecturer in “Dyscalculia and Numerical Processing”, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2009- 2010 Teaching assistant in “Introduction to Statistics”, ultra-orthodox Jewish College Jerusalem, Department of Behavioral Sciences.

2009- 2010 Lecturer in “Introduction to Statistics”, Department of Social Work,  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2009-2010 Lecturer in “Dyscalculia and Numerical Processing”, Department of Psychology and Education, Open University, Ramat Gan.

2011- 2014 Lecturer in "Numerical Cognition", Department of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

2012-2014 Lecturer in "Mathematical Learning Disability", Department of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

2012-2014 Lecturer in "Neuropsychological Aspects of Learning Disabilities", Department of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem. 2013-2014 Lecturer in "The relations between attention and working memory and numerical cognition", Department of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

Community Service

2001-2002 Tutor in Enosh, working with a patient with a mental handicap.

2001-2002 Tutor in the Perach program.

2006-2010 Participant in the open apartment program of the social unit of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2005-2007 Tutor to a support group for a population with brain damage.


Awards

2006-2010 ISEF Foundation – PhD scholarship from the National Education Foundation.

2008 Psychology Chairperson’s Award for excellence in research.

2009 Marianne Amir Award for excellence in research.

2009 Psychology Chairperson’s Award for excellence in research.

2009 International Brain Research 
Organization (IBRO) Travel Grant Award.

2010 Psychology Chairperson’s Award for excellence in research.

2010 Dean’s Award for excellence in research.

2012 Golda Meir Fellowship.
2014 Mary curie CIG


Reviewer

Journals

Cognition Learning and Individual Differences Neuroscience Letters

Frontiers in Psychology Developmental Science

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Contemporary Educational Psychology

Professional Memberships:

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

European Society for Cognitive Psychology

Human Brain Mapping Computer Experience

Computer Experience:

FSL- fMRI analysis software

SPM- fMRI analysis software Brain Voyager- fMRI analysis software

CSS, SPSS, STATISTICA- Statistical software

E-prime- Psychological experiment programming

MATLAB- Numerical computing environment and programming languag

Research Interest:

The Hebrew University Cognitive and Neurodevelopmental learning disabilities laboratory is an educational and neurocognitive developmental lab. The main goal of our research is to understand typical and a typical cognitive development.

Our research includes multiple perspectives, such as cognitive, developmental, neuroscience, and study of neuropsychology patients to explore cognitive processes.

Our current studies test both numerical cognition and visuospatial working memory and include multiple populations such as typically developing children (3-5 year old) and students (3 to 5 graders) in addition to students with learning disabilities (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and developmental dyscalculia).

Currently, we are looking at behavioral and neurocognitive aspects of numerical cognition using 1) Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). 2) Eye tracking device.   

Contact Information

School of Education
Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel 91095
Room: 469
p: 02-5882058