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Prof. Yuri Rassovsky

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Gonda Brain Research Center, Room 320
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EDUCATION

1995

B.A.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Psychology & Philosophy

1999

M.A. & Ph.D.

University of Minnesota - Clinical Psychology

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2000-2002

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

2003-2005

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

2002-

Researcher, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

2005-2009

Senior Lecturer, The Academic College of Tel Aviv – Yaffo

2009-2015

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University

2011-2018 Head of Clinical-Rehabilitation Division, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University
2015-2019 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University
2018-2020 Chair, Institutional Review Board – Ethics Committee for the Protections of Human Subjects in Research, Interdisciplinary Studies Unit, Bar-Ilan University
2019-

Full Professor, Department of Psychology and Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association

International Neuropsychological Society

Society for Research in Psychopathology

Schizophrenia International Research Society

Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology – Clinical Neuropsychology

 

 

Publications
  1. Brown, G. P., Craske, M. G., Tata, P., Rassovsky, Y., & Tsao, J. C. I. (2000). The anxiety attitude and belief scale: Initial psychometric properties in an undergraduate sample. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 7, 230-239.DOI: 10.1002/1099-0879(200007)7:3<230::AID-CPP239>3.0.CO;2-Y
  2. Rassovsky, Y., Kushner, M. G., Schwarze, N. J., & Wangensteen, O. D. (2000). Psychological and physiological predictors of response to carbon dioxide challenge in individuals with panic disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 616-623. DOI: 10.1037//0021-843X.109.4.616
  3. Rassovsky, Y., & Kushner, M. G. (2003). Carbon dioxide in the study of panic disorder: Issues of definition, methodology, and outcome. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 17, 1-32. DOI: 10.1016/S0887-6185(02)00181-0
  4. Rassovsky, Y., Hurliman, E., Abrams, K., & Kushner, M. G. (2004). CO2 hypersensitivity in recently abstinent alcohol dependent individuals: A possible mechanism underlying the high risk for anxiety disorder among alcoholics. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18, 159-176. DOI: 10.1016/S0887-6185(02)00245-1
  5. Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., Nuechterlein, K. H., Breitmeyer, B., & Mintz, J. (2004). Paracontrast and metacontrast in schizophrenia: Clarifying the mechanism for visual masking deficits. Schizophrenia Research, 71, 485-492. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2004.02.018
  6. Horan, W. P., Rassovsky, Y., & Green, M. F. (2005). Stimulating development of new drugs to improve cognition in schizophrenia. Current Psychosis and Therapeutics Reports, 3, 68-73.
  7. Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., Nuechterlein, K. H., Breitmeyer, B., & Mintz, J. (2005). Modulation of attention during visual masking in schizophrenia. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 1533-1535. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.162.8.1533
  8. Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., Nuechterlein, K. H., Breitmeyer, B., & Mintz, J. (2005). Visual processing in schizophrenia: Structural equation modeling of visual masking performance. Schizophrenia Research, 78, 251-260. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2005.05.011
  9. Rassovsky, Y., Abrams, K., & Kushner, M. G. (2006). Suffocation and respiratory responses to carbon dioxide and breath holding challenges in individuals with panic disorder. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, 291-298. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.08.005
  10. Abrams, K., Rassovsky, Y., & Kushner, M. G. (2006). Evidence for respiratory and non-respiratory subtypes in panic disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 23, 474-481. DOI: 10.1002/da.20179
  11. Rassovsky, Y., Satz, P., Alfano, M. S., Light, R. K., Zaucha, K., McArthur, D. L., & Hovda, D. (2006). Functional Outcome in TBI I: Neuropsychological, emotional, and behavioral mediators. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 567-580. DOI: 10.1080/13803390500434466
  12. Rassovsky, Y., Satz, P., Alfano, M. S., Light, R. K., Zaucha, K., McArthur, D. L., & Hovda, D. (2006). Functional Outcome in TBI II: Verbal memory and information processing speed mediators. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 581-591. DOI: 10.1080/13803390500434474
  13. Sergi, M. J., Rassovsky, Y., Nuechterlein, K. H., & Green, M. F. (2006). Social perception as a mediator of the influence of early visual processing on functional status in schizophrenia. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 448-454. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.163.3.448
  14. Sergi, M. J., Rassovsky, Y., Widmark, C., Reist, C., Erhart, S., Braff, D. L., Marder, S. R., & Green, M. F. (2007). Social cognition in schizophrenia: Relationships with neurocognition and negative symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 90, 316-324. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2006.09.028
  15. Reinhard, M. J., Satz, P., Scagglioni, C. A., D’Elia, L. F., Rassovsky, Y., Arita, A., Hinkin, C. H., Thrasher, D., & Ordog, G. (2007). Neuropsychological exploration of alleged mold neurotoxicity. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, 533-543. DOI: 10.1016/j.acn.2007.03.006
  16. Bedwell, J. S., Orem, D. M., Rassovsky, Y., Allen, L. G., & Sutterby, S. R. (2009). A potential qualitative endophenotype for schizophrenia: Backward masking response to red light. Psychiatry Research, 166, 166-173. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2008.03.013
  17. Nemoto, T., Yamazawa, R., Kobayashi, H., Fujita, N., Chino, B., Fujii, C., Kashima, H., Rassovsky, Y., Green, M. F., & Mizuno, M. (2009). Cognitive training for divergent thinking in schizophrenia: A pilot study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33, 1533-1536. DOI: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2009.08.015
  18. Horan, W. P., Rassovsky, Y., Kern, R. S., Lee, J., Wynn, J. K., & Green, M. F. (2010). Further support for the role of dysfunctional attitudes in models of real-world functioning in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 44, 499-505. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2009.11.001
  19. Rassovsky, Y., Horan, W. P., Lee, J., Sergi, M. J., & Green, M. F. (2011). Pathways between early visual processing and functional outcome in schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 41, 487-498. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291710001054
  20. Satz, P., Cole, M. A., Hardy, D. J., & Rassovsky, Y. (2011). Brain and cognitive reserve: Mediator(s) and construct validity. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33, 121-130. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2010.493151
  21. Bedwell, J. S., Rassovsky, Y., Orem, D. M., & Kamath, V. (2011). The backward masking red light effect in schizophrenia: Relationship to clinical features and neurocognitive performance. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 490-496. DOI: 10.1037/a0022302
  22. Rissling, A. J., Braff, D. L., Swerdlow, N. R., Helleman, G., Rassovsky, Y., Sprock, J., Pela, M., & Light, G. A. (2012). Disentangling early sensory information processing deficits in schizophrenia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 1942-1949. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2012.02.079
  23. Bedwell, J. S., Chan, C. C., Trachik, B. J., & Rassovsky, Y. (2013). Changes in the visual-evoked P1 potential as a function of schizotypy and background color in healthy young adults. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 542-547. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.12.012
  24. Bedwell, J. S., Chan, C. C., Cohen, O., Karbi. Y., Shamir, E., & Rassovsky, Y. (2013). The magnocellular visual pathway and facial emotion misattribution errors in schizophrenia. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 44, 88-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2013.01.015
  25. Levi, Y., Rassovsky, Y., Agranov, E., Sela-Kaufman, M., & Vakil, E. (2013). Cognitive reserve components as expressed in traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 664-671. DOI: 10.1017/S1355617713000192
  26. Rassovsky, Y., Lee, J., Nori, P., Wu, A. D., Iacoboni, M., Breitmeyer, B. G., Hellemann, G., & Green, M. F. (2013). Assessing temporal processing of facial emotion perception with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Brain and Behavior, 3, 263-272. DOI: 10.1002/brb3.136
  27. Sela-Kaufman, M., Rassovsky, Y., Agranov, E., Levi, Y., & Vakil, E. (2013). Premorbid personality characteristics and attachment style moderate the effect of injury severity on occupational outcome in traumatic brain injury: Another aspect of reserve. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 584-595. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2013.799123
  28. Rassovsky, Y., Lee, J., Nori, P., Wu, A. D., Iacoboni, M., Breitmeyer, B. G., Hellemann, G., & Green, M. F. (2014). Exploring facial emotion perception in schizophrenia using transcranial magnetic stimulation and spatial filtering. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 58, 102-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.07.017
  29. Silberg, T., Tal-Jacoby, D., Levav, M., Brezner, A., & Rassovsky, Y. (2015). Parents and teachers reporting on a child’s emotional and behavioural problems following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI): The moderating effect of time. Brain Injury, 29, 481-489. DOI: 10.3109/02699052.2014.984758
  30. Schaffer, Y., Barak, O., & Rassovsky, Y. (2015). Social perception in borderline personality disorder: The role of context. Journal of Personality Disorders, 29, 275-288. DOI: 10.1521/pedi_2013_27_090
  31. Rassovsky, Y., Levi, Y., Agranov, E., Sela-Kaufman, M., Sverdlik, A., & Vakil, E. (2015). Predicting long-term outcome following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37, 354-366. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1015498
  32. Rassovsky, Y., Dunn, W., Wynn, J., Wu, A. D., Iacoboni, M., Hellemann, G., & Green, M. F. (2015). The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on social cognition in schizophrenia: A preliminary study. Schizophrenia Research, 165, 171-174. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.04.016
  33. Vakil, E. & Rassovsky, Y. (2015). Predicting long-term outcome following traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the Cognitive Reserve hypothesis perspective.  In P. Azouvi, C. Vallat-Azouvi, & G. Aubin (Eds.), Les traumatismes cranio-cérébraux (pp.115-125). De Boeck-Solal, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium.
  34. Dunn, W., Rassovsky, Y., Wynn, J., Wu, A. D., Iacoboni, M., Hellemann, G., & Green, M. F. (2016). Modulation of neurophysiological auditory processing measures by bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 174, 189-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.04.021
  35. Segev, S., Shorer, M., Rassovsky, Y., Pilowsky-Peleg, T., Apter, A., & Fennig, S. (2016). The contribution of post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury to persistent post concussive symptoms following motor vehicle accidents. Neuropsychology, 30, 800-810. DOI: 10.1037/neu0000299
  36. Jahshan, C., Wolf, M., Karbi, Y., Shamir, E., & Rassovsky, Y. (2017). Probing the magnocellular and parvocellular visual pathways in facial emotion perception in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 253, 38-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.03.031
  37. Harwood, A. Lavidor, M., & Rassovsky, Y. (2017). Reducing aggression with martial arts: A meta-analysis of child and youth studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34, 96-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2017.03.001
  38. Kallo, Y. & Rassovsky, Y. (2017). Arousal and vigilance: The effects of physical exercise and positive mood on attention. International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 3, 1-6. DOI: 10.23937/2469-5718/1510057
  39. Dunn, W., Rassovsky, Y., Wynn, J., Wu, A. D., Iacoboni, M., Hellemann, G., & Green, M. F. (2017). The effect of bilateral transcranial direct current stimulation on early auditory processing in schizophrenia: A preliminary study. Journal of Neural Transmission, 124, 1145-1149. DOI: 10.1007/s00702-017-1752-5
  40. Jahshan, C., Rassovsky, Y., & Green, M. F. (2017). Enhancing neuroplasticity to augment cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00191
  41. Bloom, R., Schnaider-Beeri, M., Ravona-Springer, R., Heymann, A., Dabush, H., Bar, L., Barkan, S., Rassovsky, Y., & Bahar-Fuchs, A. (2017). Computerized cognitive training for older diabetic adults at risk of dementia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 3, 636-650. DOI: 10.1016/j.trci.2017.10.003
  42. Segev, S., Shorer, M., Pilowsky-Peleg, T., Apter, A., Fennig, S., & Rassovsky, Y. (2018). Gender differences in neurocognitive performance among children with PTSD and mild TBI. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31, 64-70. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22250
  43. Zilberman, N., Yadid, G., Efrati, Y., Neumark, Y., & Rassovsky, Y. (2018). Personality profiles of substance and behavioral addictions. Addictive Behaviors, 82, 174-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.03.007
  44. Rassovsky, Y., Dunn, W., Wynn, J., Wu, A. D., Iacoboni, M., Hellemann, G., & Green, M. F. (2018). Single transcranial direct current stimulation in schizophrenia: Randomized, cross-over study of neurocognition, social cognition, ERPs, and side effects. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197023
  45. Zilberman, N., Dor Ziderman, Y., Zeev-Wolf, M., Goldstein, A., Yadid, G., Neumark, Y., & Rassovsky, Y. (2018). Evidence for a differential visual M300 brain response in gamblers. Clinical Neurophysiology, 129, 2228-2238. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.08.010
  46. Rassovsky, Y. & Alfassi, T. (2019). Attention improves during physical exercise in individuals with ADHD. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02747
  47. Zilberman, N., Lavidor, M., Yadid, G., & Rassovsky, Y. (2019). Qualitative review and quantitative effect size meta-analyses in brain regions identified by cue-reactivity addiction studies. Neuropsychology, 33, 319-334. DOI: 10.1037/neu0000526
  48. Berger, C., Lev, A., Braw, Y., Elbaum, T., Wagner, M., & Rassovsky, Y. (2019). Detection of feigned ADHD using the MOXO-d-CPT. Journal of Attention Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/1087054719864656
  49. Rassovsky, Y., Harwood, A., Zagoori-Sharon, O., & Feldman, R. (2019). Martial arts increase oxytocin production. Scientific Reports 9, 12980. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-49620-0
  50. Zilberman, N., Yadid, G., Efrati, Y., & Rassovsky, Y. (2019). Negative and positive life events and their relation to substance and behavioral addictions. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 204. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107562
  51. Bahar-Fuchs, A., Barendse, M. E. A., Bloom, R., Ravona-Springer, R., Heymann, A., Dabush, H., Bar, L., Slater, S., Rassovsky, Y., & Schnaider-Beeri, M. (2020). Computerized cognitive training for older adults at higher dementia risk due to diabetes: Findings from a randomized controlled trial. Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 75, 747-754. DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glz073
  52. Lambez, B., Harwood-Gross, A., & Rassovsky, Y. (2020). Non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive difficulties in ADHD: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 120. 40-55.DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.10.007
  53. Harwood-Gross, A., Lambez, B., Feldman, R., & Rassovsky, Y. (2020). Perception of caregiving during childhood is related to later executive functions and antisocial behavior in at-risk boys. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00037
  54. Zeev-Wolf, M. & Rassovsky, Y. (2020). Testing the magnocellular pathway advantage in facial expressions processing for consistency over time. Neuropsychologia, 138, 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107352
  55. Shorer, M., Segev, S., Rassovsky, Y., Fennig, S., Apter, A., &. Pilowsky Peleg, T. (2020). Efficacy of psychological intervention for children with concurrent posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 33, 330-337. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22512 
  56. Zilberman, N., Yadid, G., Efrati, Y., & Rassovsky, Y. (2020). Who becomes addicted and to what? Psychosocial predictors of substance and behavioral addictive disorders. Psychiatry Research, 291, 113221. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113221
  57. Lambez, B., Agmon, G., Har-Shai Yahav, P., Rassovsky, Y., & Zion-Golumbic, E. (2020). Paying attention to speech: The role of working memory capacity and professional experience. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 3594-3605. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-020-02091-2
  58. Harwood-Gross, A., Feldman, R., Zagoory-Sharon, O., & Rassovsky, Y. (2020). Hormonal reactivity during martial arts practice among high-risk youths. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 121, 104806.DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104806
  59. Suzin, G., Halpert Frolinger, T., Yogev, D., Hadanny, A., Catalogna, M., Rassovsky, Y., & Efrati, S. (2020). Oxygen: The rate-limiting factor for episodic memory performance even, at healthy young individuals. Biomolecules, 10, 1328. DOI: 10.3390/biom10091328
  60. Lev, A., Braw, Y., Elbaum, T., Wagner, M., & Rassovsky, Y. (2020). Eye Tracking During a Continuous Performance Test (CPT): Utility for Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Patients. Journal of Attention Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/1087054720972786
  61. Elbaum, T., Braw, Y., Lev, A., & Rassovsky, Y. (2020). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Integrating the MOXO-dCPT with an Eye Tracker Enhances Diagnostic Precision. Sensors, 20, 6386. DOI: 10.3390/s20216386
Courses

CURRENT COURSES

Undergraduate:

Introduction to Psychology, Biological Bases of Psychopathology, Healthy Brain in Healthy Body: The Relationship between Physical Fitness and Happiness 

Graduate:

Neuropsychological Disorders

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

 


            מנחה מ.א. ודקטורט


  • The effects of sports activities on the brain and on cognitive and emotional functions.
  • Neurocognitive enhancement and rehabilitation of psychiatric and neurological disorders.
  • The relationships among brain, cognitive, and emotional reserves and their impact on treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Visual information processing and social cognition in schizophrenia.

 

 

Grants

Israel Science Foundation

Israel Anti-Drug Authority

Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space

Last Updated Date : 04/03/2021