Prof. Avi Goldstein

Associate Professor
Goldstein Avi
Reception hours: 


B.A., Psychology & Biology, Bar-Ilan University (1994)

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Bar-Ilan University (1999)
Dissertation topic: "The effect of stimulus position in the visual field on word perception: psychophysical and cognitive manipulations"

Post-Doctoral research at Beckman Institute and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1998-99), Cognitive Electrophysioloy, Event-Related Brain Potentials


Recent Publications

Levy, J.,  Vidal, J.R., Fries, P., Démonet, J-F., Goldstein, A. (2015). Selective neural synchrony suppression as a forward gatekeeper to piecemeal conscious perception. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv114.

Yefet, K., Goldstein, A., Rabany, L., Levkovitz, Y. (2015). Impairments of event-related magnetic fields in schizophrenia patients with predominant negative symptoms. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging,231, 325-332.

Zeev-Wolf, M., Faust, M., Levkovitz, Y., Harpaz, Y., Goldstein, A. (2015). Magnetoencephalographic evidence of early right hemisphere over-activation during metaphor comprehension in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology, 52, 770-781.

Riwkes, S., Goldstein, A., Gilboa-Schechtman, E. (2015). The temporal unfolding of face processing in social anxiety disorder – a MEG study. Neuroimage: Clinical, 7, 678-687.doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.11.002.

Harpaz, Y., Robinson, S.E., Medvedovsky, M., Goldstein, A. (2015). Improving the Excess Kurtosis (g2) method for localizing epileptic sources in magnetoencephalographic recordings. Clinical Neurophysiology. 126, 889-897. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2014.09.002.

Zeev-Wolf, M., Goldstein, A., Levkovitz, Y., Faust, M. (2014). Fine-coarse semantic processing in schizophrenia: A reversed pattern of hemispheric dominance. Neuropsychologia, 56, 119-128.

Tibon, R., Vakil, E., Levy, D. A. Goldstein, A. (2014) Episodic temporal structure modulates associative recognition processes: An MEG study. Psychophysiology, 51634-644.

Dotan Ben-Soussan, T., Avirame, K.,  Glicksohn, J.,  Goldstein, A., Harpaz, Y., Ben-Shachar, M. (in press). Changes in cerebellar activity and inter-hemispheric coherence accompany improved reading performance following Quadrato Motor Training. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8:81.

Ben-soussan, T.D., Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., Goldstein, A. (2014). A suspended act: increased reflectivity and genderdependent electrophysiological change following Quadrato Motor Training. Frontiers in Psychology,  5:55.

Berkovich-Ohana, A., Dor-Zaiderman, Y., Glicksohn, J., & Goldstein, A. (2013). Alterations in the sense of time, space and body in the Mindfulness-trained brain: A neurophenomenologically-guided MEG study. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 912.

Dor-Zaiderman, Y., Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., & Goldstein, A. (2013). Mindfulness-induced selflessness: A MEG neurophenomenological study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., & Goldstein, A. (2013). Studying the default mode and its Mindfulness-induced changes using EEG functional connectivity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Harpaz, Y., Lavidor, M., Goldstein, A. (2013). Right semantic modulation of early MEG components during ambiguity resolution. Neuroimage, 82, 107-114.

Dotan Ben-Soussan, T., Glicksohn, J. Goldstein, A., Berkovich-Ohana, A., Donchin, O. (2013). Into the square and out of the box: The effects of Quadrato Motor Training on creativity and alpha coherence. PLoS ONE 8(1): e55023.

Goldstein, A.,  Arzouan, Y., & Faust, M. (2012). Killing a novel metaphor and reviving a dead one: ERP correlates of metaphor conventionalization. Brain and Language, 123, 137-142.

Shaul, S., Arzouan, Y., Goldstein, A. (2012). Brain activity while reading words and pseudo-words: A comparison between dyslexic and regular readers. Int J Psychophysiology,84, 270-276.

Gao, Z., Goldstein, A., Harpaz, Y., Hansel, M., Zion-Golumbic, E., Bentin, S. (2012). A magnetoencephalographic study of face processing: M170, Gamma-band oscillations and source localization.Human Brain Mapping.

Tibon, R., Vakil, E., Goldstein, A., Levy D.A. (2012). Unitization and temporality in associative memory: Evidence from modulation of context effects. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, 93-105.

Weisman, O., Feldman, R., Goldstein, A (2012). Parental and romantic attachment shapes brain processing of infant cues. Biological Psychology, 89, 533-538.

Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., Goldstein, A. (2012) Mindfulness-induced changes in gamma band activity - implications for the default mode network, self-reference and attention. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 700-710.

Jakoby, H. Goldstein, A., Faust, M. (2011). Electrophysiological correlates of speech perception mechanisms and individual differences in second language attainment. Psychophysiology, 48, 1516-1530.

Arzouan, A., Solomon, S., Faust, M., Goldstein, A. (2011). Big words, halved brains and small worlds: Complex brain networks of figurative language comprehension. PLoS ONE: 6(4): e19345

Ramon, D., Geva, R. Goldstein, A. (2011). Trait and state negative affect interactions moderate inhibitory control performance in emotionally loaded conditions. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 95-101.

Goldstein, A., Revivo, K., Kreitler, M., & Metuki, N. (2010). Unilateral muscle contractions enhance creative thinking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17 (6), 895-899.

Gold, R., Faust, M., & Goldstein, A. (2010) Semantic integration during metaphor comprehension in Asperger syndrome. Brain & Language113, 124-134.


  • Link to my lab 

  • Cognitive and Affective Psychophysiology
  • Electromagnetic Brain Imaging
  • Hemispheric Functioning