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בניין פסיכולוגיה (902) ,חדר מס' 1
שעות קבלה
בתיאום מראש
קורות חיים




The Hebrew Univesuty

Psychology and Computer Science











Master Thesis: Length effects in the two cerebral hemispheres

Advisor: Prof. Harvey Babkoff


PhD Thesis: Hemispheric processing of Language.

Advisor: Prof. Harvey Babkoff






Babkoff, H., Faust, M. & Lavidor, M. (1997). Lexical Decision, Visual Hemifield and Angle of orientation. Neuropsychologia, 35, 487-495

Lavidor, M. & Ellis, A. W. (2001). Mixed case effects in lateralized word recognition. Brain and Cognition, 46, 192-198

Lavidor, M., Babkoff H., & Faust M. (2001). Analysis of standard and non-standard visual word format in the two hemispheres. Neuropsychologia, 39(4), 430-439.

Lavidor, M., Ellis, A. W., Shillcock, R., & Bland, T. (2001). Evaluating a split processing model of visual word recognition: effect of word length. Cognitive Brain Research, 12, 265-270

Lavidor, M., Ellis, A. W., & Pansky, A. (2002). Case alternation and length effects in lateralized word recognition: studies of English and Hebrew. Brain and Cognition, 50, 257-262

Lavidor M. (2002). An examination of the lateralized abstractive/form specific model using MiXeD -CaSe primes. Brain and cognition, 48(2-3), 413-417

Lavidor, M. & Ellis, A. W. (2002). Orthographic Neighborhood Effects in the Right but Not in the Left Cerebral Hemisphere. Brain and Language, 80, 63-76

Lavidor, M. & Ellis, A. W. (2002). Word Length and Orthographic Neighborhood Size Effects in the Left and Right Cerebral Hemispheres. Brain and Language, 80, 45-62

Lavidor, M., & Ellis, A. W. (2003). Interhemispheric integration of letter stimuli presented foveally or extra-foveally. Cortex, 39(1), 69-83.

Lavidor M., Ellison A., & Walsh, V. (2003). The cortical representation of centrally presented words: A magnetic stimulation study. Visual cognition, 10(3), 341-362.

Lavidor, M., Weller, A., & Babkoff, H. (2003). How sleep is related to fatigue? British Journal of Health Psychology, 8, 95-101

Faust M., & Lavidor, M. (2003). Semantically convergent and semantically divergent priming in the cerebral hemispheres: lexical decision and semantic judgment, Cognitive Brain Research, 17, 585- 597

Lavidor, M. & Ellis, A. W. (2003). Orthographic and phonological priming in the two cerebral hemispheres. Laterality, 8, 201-210

Lavidor, M., & Walsh, V. (2003). A magnetic stimulation examination of orthographic neighbourhood effects in visual word recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 354-363

Lavidor, M., Hayes, A., & Bailey, P. (2003). Handedness, measures of hemispheric asymmetry and lateralized lexical decision. Laterality, 8, 347-360

Lavidor, M. (2003). Implications of the split fovea theory in divided visual field research: a reply to Lindell and Nicholls. Cortex, 39, 118-120

Lavidor, M., & Walsh, V. (2004). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation studies of foveal representation. Brain and Language, 88, 331-338

Lavidor, M., Hayes, A., Shillcock, R. & Ellis, A. W. (2004). Evaluating a split processing model of visual word recognition: Effects of orthographic neighborhood size. Brain and Language, 88,

Whitney, C., & Lavidor, M. (2004). Why Word Length Only Matters in the Left Visual Field. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1680-1688

Lavidor M., & Walsh, V. (2004). The nature of foveal representation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 5, 729-735

Lavidor, M., Brinksman, V., & Gobel, S. (2004). Lavidor, M., Brinksman, V., & Göbel, S. M. (2004). Hemispheric asymmetry and the mental number line: comparison of double-digit numbers. Neuropsychologia, 42(14), 1927-1933.

Chiang, T. C., Walsh, V., & Lavidor, M. (2004). Chiang, T. C., Walsh, V., & Lavidor, M. (2004). The cortical representation of foveal stimuli: evidence from quadrantanopia and TMS-induced suppression. Cognitive brain research, 21(3), 309-316.

Ellis, A. W., Brooks, J., & Lavidor, M. (2005). Evaluating a split fovea model of visual word recognition: Effects of case alternation in the two visual fields and in the left and right halves of words presented at the fovea.Neuropsychologia, 43, 1128-1137

Chiang, T. C., & Lavidor, M. (2005). Magnetic stimulation and the Crossed-Uncrossed difference (CUD) paradigm: Selective effects in the ipsi- and contra-lateral hemispheres. Experimental Brain Research, 160, 404-408.

Lavidor, M., & Whitney, C. (2005). Word length effects in Hebrew. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 127-132

Whitney, C. & Lavidor, M. (2005). Facilitative Orthographic Neighborhood Effects: The SERIOL Model Account. Cognitive Psychology, 51, 179-213

Lavidor, M., & Bailey, P. J. (2005). Dissociations between serial position and number of letters effects in lateralized visual word recognition. Journal of Research in Reading, 28, 258-273

Lavidor, M., Johnston, R. S. & Snowling, M. J. (2006). When phonology fails: Orthographic neighbourhood effects in Dyslexia. Brain and Language. 96(3):318-329

Hsiao, JH, Shillcock, RC,& Lavidor M. (2006). A TMS Examination of Semantic Radical Combinability Effects in Chinese Character Recognition. Cognitive Brain Research,  1078(1):159-167

Skarratt, P. A., & Lavidor, M. (2006). Magnetic stimulation of the left visual cortex impairs expert word recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(10):1749-1758

Chiang, TC, Vaithianathan, T., Leung, T., Lavidor, M., Walsh, V., Delpy, D. T. (2007). Elevated haemoglobin levels in the motor cortex following 1 Hz transcranial magnetic stimulation - a preliminary study. Experimental Brain Research, 181(4): 555-560.

Hsiao, J. H. W., Shillcock, R., & Lavidor, M.(2007). An examination of semantic radical combinability effects with lateralized cues in Chinese character recognition. Perception and Psychophysics, 69(3):338-344

Pobric, G., Schweinberger, S. R. & Lavidor, M. (2007). Magnetic stimulation of the right visual cortex impairs form-specific priming. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(6): 1013-1020.

Siéroff, E., & Lavidor, M. (2007). Examination of the split fovea theory in a case of pure left hemialexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 24, 243-259

Cooper, TJ, Harvey, M. Lavidor M., Schweinberger SR. (2007).Hemispheric Asymmetries in Image-specific and Abstractive Priming of Famous Faces: Evidence from Reaction Times and Event-related Brain Potentials. Neuropsychologia, 45(13):2910-2921.

Ellis, A. W., Brain and Language, ():

Ellis, A. W., Words, hemispheres, and processing mechanisms: A response to Marsolek and Deason Brain and Language, ():

Shamay-Tsoory S., Lavidor M., Aharon-Peretz J. (2008). Social learning modulates the lateralization of emotional valence. Brain and Cognition. ():

Pobric, G., Mashal, N., Faust, M., Lavidor M. (2008). . Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. ():

Cai, Q., Lavidor M., Brysbaert M., Paulignan Y., & Nazir, T. (2008). Cerebral lateralization during verb generation and lateralization of the posterior visual word processing system. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 20(4):672-681

Skarratt, P. A., McDonald, S. A. & Lavidor, M.(2008). Evidence for word length coding during visual word recognition. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 20, 1-12

Lavidor M., Alexander T., McGraw PV. (2009). Word recognition processes modulate the naso-temporal asymmetry of the human visual field. Perception , 38, 1536-1541.

Harpaz, Y. Levkovitz, Y., Lavidor M. (2009). Lexical ambiguity resolution in Wernicke's area and its right homologue. Cortex, 45(9):1097-1103.

Fuggetta G, Rizzo S, Pobric G, Lavidor M, Walsh V. (2009). Functional Representation of Living and Nonliving Domains across the Cerebral Hemispheres: A Combined Event-related Potential/Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 403-414.

Levy, T., Walsh, V., & Lavidor, M.(2010). Dorsal stream modulation of visual word recognition in skilled readers. Vision Research, 50, 883-888

Hecht D., Walsh, V. & Lavidor M. (2010). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Facilitates Decision Making in a Probability Guessing Task. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 4241-4245

Madrid GJ, Lavie N & Lavidor M. (2010). Asymmetrical perceptual load in lateralized word processing . European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22(7), 1066-1077

Tischler, H., Wolfus S., Friedman A., Perel E., Pashut T., Lavidor M., Korngreen, A., Yeshurun Y., Bar-Gad, I. (2011). Mini-coil for magnetic stimulation in the behaving primate, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 194, 242-251

Pashut T, Wolfus S, Friedman A, Lavidor M, Bar-Gad I,Yeshurun Y., & Korngreen A. (2011) Mechanisms of Magnetic Stimulation of Central Nervous System Neurons. PLoS Computational Biology 7(3): e1002022

Nemrodov D., Harpaz, Y., Javitt, DC., & Lavidor M. (2011). ERP evidence of hemispheric independence in visual word recognition. Brain and Language, 118(3), 72-80

Lavidor M. (2011). Whole-word shape effect in dyslexia. Journal of Research in Reading, 34443-454

Berger U., Korngreen A., Bar-Gad I., Friedman, A., Wolfus, S., Yeshurun Y., & Lavidor M. (2011). Magnetic stimulation intensity modulates motor inhibition. Neuroscience Letters, 504, 93-97.

Jacobson, L., Javitt DC., & Lavidor M. (2011). Activation of inhibition: Diminishing impulsive behavior by direct current stimulation over the Inferior Frontal Gyrus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(11), 3380-3387

Sela, T., Ivry, R. B., & Lavidor, M. (2012). Prefrontal control during a semantic decision task that involves idiom comprehension: A transcranial direct current stimulation study. Neuropsychologia, 50(9), 2271-2280.

Jacobson, L., Koslowsky M., & Lavidor M. (2012). tDCS polarity effects in motor and cognitive domains: A Meta- Analytical review. Experimental Brain Research, 216,

Jacobson, L., Ezra A., Berger, U, & Lavidor M. (2012). Modulating oscillatory brain activity correlates of behavioral inhibition using transcranial direct current stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology 123, 979-984.

Alexander T., Avirame K. & Lavidor M. (2012). Improving emotional prosody detection in the attending ear by cathodal tDCS suppression of the competing channel. Neurocience Letters, 508, 52-55.

Sela T., Kilim A., & Lavidor M. (2012). Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) increases risk taking behavior in the Balloon Analogue Risk Task, Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. 6, 22.

Chouake T, Levy T., Javitt DC., & Lavidor M. (2012). Magnocellular training improves visual word recognition, in Human Neuroscience

Jacobson L., Goren N., Lavidor M., & Levy DA. (2012). Oppositional transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of parietal substrates of attention during encoding modulates episodic memory. Brain Research, 1439, 66-72.

Harpaz Y & Lavidor M. (2012). Context modulates hemispheric asymmetries in the resolution of lexical ambiguity. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24(4), 428-440.

Ditye, T., Jacobson, L., Walsh, V., & Lavidor, M. (2012). Modulating behavioral inhibition by tDCS combined with cognitive training. Experimental brain research, 219(3), 363-368.

Weiss M., & Lavidor M. (2012). When less is more: Evidence for a facilitative cathodal tDCS effect in attentional abilities. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 24(9), 1826-1833

Metuki N., Sela T., Lavidor M. (2012). Enhancing cognitive control components of insight problem solving by anodal tDCS of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Brain Stimulation, 5,

Metuki, N., & Lavidor, M. (2013). Applying advancements in neurolinguistic research to enhance semantic processing via cognitive training. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 26(6), 662-690

Hecht, D., Walsh, V., & Lavidor, M. (2013). Bi-frontal direct current stimulation affects delay discounting choices. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4(1), 7-11.

Mitchell, R. L., Sela, T., & Lavidor, M. (2013). What is the importance and value of research on idiom comprehension in schizophrenia?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(12), 1207-1208.

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

Meiron, O., & Lavidor, M. (2013). Unilateral prefrontal direct current stimulation effects are modulated by working memory load and gender. Brain stimulation, 6(3), 440-447.

Metuki, N., Sinkevich, S., & Lavidor, M. (2013). Lateralization of semantic processing is shaped by exposure to specific mother tongues: The case of insight problem solving by bilingual and monolingual native Hebrew speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16(04), 900-913.

Weltman, K., & Lavidor, M. (2013). Modulating lexical and semantic processing by transcranial direct current stimulation. Experimental Brain Research, 226(1), 121-135.

Peretz, Y., & Lavidor, M. (2013). Enhancing lexical ambiguity resolution by brain polarization of the right posterior superior temporal sulcus. Cortex. 49(4), 1056-1062.

Spitoni, G. F., Pireddu, G., Cimmino, R. L., Galati, G., Priori, A., Lavidor, M., ... & Pizzamiglio, L. (2013). Right but not left angular gyrus modulates the metric component of the mental body representation: a tDCS study. Experimental brain research, 228(1), 63-72.

Globerson E.Amir, N., Golan O., Kishon-Rabin L., & Lavidor M. (2013). Psychoacoustic abilities as predictors of vocal emotion Recognition, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 75(8), 1799-1810

Pashut, T., Magidov, D., Ben-Porat, H., Wolfus, S., Friedman, A., Perel, E., Lavidor M., Bar-Gad I & Korngreen, A. (2014). Patch-clamp recordings of rat neurons from acute brain slices of the somatosensory cortex during magnetic stimulation. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 8, 145.

Makovski, T., & Lavidor, M. (2014). Stimulating occipital cortex enhances visual working memory consolidation. Behavioural brain research, 275, 84-87.

Meiron, O., & Lavidor, M. (2014). Prefrontal oscillatory stimulation modulates access to cognitive control references in retrospective metacognitive commentary. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125(1), 77-82.

Vainiger, D., Labruna, L., Ivry, R. B., & Lavidor, M. (2014). Beyond words: evidence for automatic language–gesture integration of symbolic gestures but not dynamic landscapes. Psychological research, 78(1), 55-69.

Axelrod, V., Rees, G., Lavidor, M., & Bar, M. (2015). Increasing propensity to mind-wander with transcranial direct current stimulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(11), 3314-3319.

Pecchinenda, A., Ferlazzo, F., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Modulation of selective attention by polarity-specific tDCS effects. Neuropsychologia, 68, 1-7.

Sela, T., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Enhancement of Sensory and Cognitive Functions in Healthy Subjects. In Textbook of Neuromodulation (pp. 257-273). Springer New York.

Heth, I., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Improved reading measures in adults with dyslexia following transcranial direct current stimulation treatment. Neuropsychologia, 70, 107-113.

Mualem, O., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Music education intervention improves vocal emotion recognition. International Journal of Music Education, 33(4), 413-425.

Sela, T., Lavidor, M., & Mitchell, R. L. (2015). A possible contributory mechanism for impaired idiom perception in schizophrenia. Psychiatry research, 229(1), 1-11.

Cohen-Maximov, T., Avirame, K., Flöel, A., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Modulation of gestural-verbal semantic integration by tDCS. Brain stimulation, 8(3), 493-498.

Pobric, G., Hulleman, J., Lavidor, M., & Javitt, D. (2016). Seeing the world as it is: veridical motion perception in schizophrenia and effects of non-invasive transcranial electric stimulation. Journal of Vision, 16(12), 888-888.

Lavidor, M. (2016). tES stimulation as a tool to investigate cognitive processes in healthy individuals. European Psychologist, 21, 15-29.

Tayeb, Y., & Lavidor, M. (2016). Enhancing switching abilities: improving practice effect by stimulating the dorsolateral pre frontal cortex. Neuroscience, 313, 92-98.

Antonenko, D., Faxel, M., Grittner, U., Lavidor, M., & Flöel, A. (2016). Effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation on cognitive functions in healthy young and older adults. Neural plasticity, 2016, Article ID 4274127, 13 pages.

Mitchell, R. L., Vidaki, K., & Lavidor, M. (2016). The role of left and right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in semantic processing: A transcranial direct current stimulation study. Neuropsychologia, 91, 480-489.

Amiaz, R., Vainiger, D., Gershon, A. A., Weiser, M., Lavidor, M., & Javitt, D. C. (2016). Applying Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Over the Dorsal Visual Pathway Induces Schizophrenia-like Disruption of Perceptual Closure. Brain topography, 29(4), 552-560.

Brezis, N., Bronfman, Z. Z., Jacoby, N., Lavidor, M., & Usher, M. (2016). Transcranial direct current stimulation over the parietal cortex improves approximate numerical averaging. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 28, 1700-1713.

Sened, H., Lavidor, M., Lazarus, G., Bar-Kalifa, E., Rafaeli, E., & Ickes, W. (2017). Empathic accuracy and relationship satisfaction: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(6), 742-752.

Yaniv, A., Benaroya-Milshtein, N., Steinberg, T., Ruhrrman, D., Apter, A., & Lavidor, M. (2017). Specific executive control impairments in Tourette syndrome: The role of response inhibition. Research in developmental disabilities, 61, 1-10.

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.

Sela, T., Panzer, M. S., & Lavidor, M. (2017). Divergent and convergent hemispheric processes in idiom comprehension: The role of idioms predictability. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 44, 134-146.

Jospe, K., Flöel, A., & Lavidor, M. (2017). The Role of Embodiment and Individual Empathy Levels in Gesture Comprehension. Experimental Psychology, 64, 56-64.

Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lavidor, M., Atzil-Slonim, D., & Lysaker, P. H. (2017). The association between metacognitive abilities and outcome measures among people with schizophrenia: A meta-analysis. European Psychiatry 46, 33–41.

Kahana-Levy. N., Lavidor, M., & Vakil E. (in press). Prosaccade and Antisaccade Paradigms in Persons with Alzheimer's Disease: A Meta-Analytic Review. Neuropsychology Review.

Yaniv, A., Benaroya-Milshtein, N., Steinberg, T., Ruhrman, D., Apter, A., & Lavidor, M. (in press). Executive control development in Tourette syndrome and its role in tic reduction. Psychiatry Research.


תחומי מחקר

 מנחה מ.א. ודוקטורט

  • שפה
  • בקרה קוגניטיבית
  • Non invasive Brain Stimulation
  • קריאה ובעיות קריאה
  • העצמה קוגניטיבית
  • יצירתיות




הישג מחקרי

ברכות על זכיה בקרן מחקר מטעם ה-  German Israeli Foundation


תאריך עדכון אחרון : 26/02/2020