Dr. Gal Raz

  • The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television
ביה"ס לקולנוע וטלוויזיה ע"ש סטיב טיש סגל אקדמי בכיר


2001    B.A. in Film and Television studies, Tel Aviv University  (Magna cum laude) 

2005    B.A. in Biology, Tel Aviv University (Magna cum laude)

2007    M.A. at the Unit of Culture Research, Tel Aviv University (Summa cum laude)
Subject: Relative Feminine Dominance in Epigenetic Inheritance Research
Supervisors: Prof. Eva Jablonka and Dr. Snait Gissis

2013    PhD. at the Graduate School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
Subject: Neural Markers of Cinematic Emotion Experience - The Role of interregional Coupling Dynamics
Supervisor: Prof. Talma Hendler

​2014- 2015    Post-doc research position, Psychology and Neuroscience Faculty, Maastricht University

Academic Appointments

2002 - Teaching Assistant the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. 
2012 - Instructor at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. 
2013 - Teaching Fellow at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. 
2015 - Visiting Lecturer at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. 
2018 - Senior Lecturer at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. 


Articles Published

(1) Raz, Gal. "Actuality of Banality: Eyal Sivan's The specialist in context." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 24.1 (2005): 4-21. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/188357 

(2) Raz, Gal. "Narrative sabotage as a tactic in the arena of collective memory."

<a> Psychoanalyse im Widerspruch 34 (2005): 27-41.

<b> translated into Greek and published in the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Booklet, 2012

(3) Jablonka, Eva, and Gal Raz. "Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance: prevalence, mechanisms, and implications for the study of heredity and evolution."

The Quarterly review of biology 84.2 (2009): 131-176. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/598822

(4) Raz, Gal, Yonatan Winetraub, Yael Jacob, Sivan Kinreich, Adi Maron-Katz, Galit Shaham, Ilana Podlipsky, Gadi Gilam, Eyal Soreq, Talma Hendler, "Portraying emotions at their unfolding: a multilayered approach for probing dynamics of neural networks." Neuroimage 60.2 (2012): 1448-1461. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811912000250

(5) Raz, Gal, Yael Jacob, Tal Gonen, Yonatan Winetraub, Eyal Soreq, Tamar Flash, and Talma Hendler. "Cry for her or cry with her: context-dependent dissociation of two modes of cinematic empathy reflected in network cohesion dynamics." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 9.1 (2013): 30-38. https://academic.oup.com/scan/article/9/1/30/1676602

(6) Raz, Gal, and Talma Hendler. "Forking cinematic paths to the self: neurocinematically informed model of empathy in motion pictures."

Projections 8.2 (2014): 89-114. https://www.berghahnjournals.com/abstract/journals/projections/8/2/proj080206.xml

(7) Gilam, Gadi, Tamar Lin, Gal Raz, Shir Azrielant, Eyal Fruchter, Dan Ariely, and Talma Hendler. Gilam, Gadi, et al. "Neural substrates

underlying the tendency to accept anger-infused ultimatum offers during dynamic social interactions." NeuroImage 120 (2015): 400-411.



(8) Cavazza, Marc, Fred Charles, Stephen W. Gilroy, Julie Porteous, Gabor Aranyi, Julien Cordry, Gal Raz, Nimrod Jakob Keynan, Avihay Cohen, Gilan Jackont, Yael Jacob, Eyal Soreq, Ilana Klovatch, Talma Hendler. "Virtual agents in brain-computer interfaces." The International Journal of Virtual Reality, 15 (2015): 48-60. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317301735_Virtual_Agents_in_Brain-Computer_Interfaces


(9) Gonen, Tal, Eyal Soreq, Eran Eldar, Eti Ben Simon, Gal Raz, and Talma Hendler. "Human mesostriatal response tracks motivational tendencies under naturalistic goal conflict." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 11.6 (2016): 961-972. https://academic.oup.com/scan/article/11/6/961/2223675

(10) Raz, Gal*, Alexandra Touroutoglou*, Gadi Gilam, Christine Wilson-Mendenhall, Tamar Lin, Tal Gonen, Yael Jacob, Shir Atzil, Roee Admon, Adi Maron-Katz, Talma Hendler*, Lisa Feldman Barrett*. "Functional connectivity dynamics during film viewing reveal common networks for different emotional experiences." Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 16.4 (2016): 709-723. https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13415-016-0425-4

 (11) Yael Jacob, Yonatan Winetraub, Gal Raz, Eti Ben-Simon, Hadas Okon-Singer, Keren Rosenberg-Katz, Talma Hendler, Eshel Ben Jacob.

"Dependency Network Analysis (DEPNA) reveals context-related influence of brain network nodes." Scientific reports 6 (2016): 27444.


 (12) Raz, Gal*, Lavi Shpigelman*, Yael Jacob, Tal Gonen, Yoav Benjamini, and Talma Hendler. "Psychophysiological whole‐brain network clustering based on connectivity dynamics analysis in naturalistic conditions." Human brain mapping 37.12 (2016): 4654-4672. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hbm.23335/full

(13) Cohen, Avihay, Nimrod J. Keynan, Gilan Jackont, Nilli Green, Iris Rashap, Ofir Shany, Fred Charles, Marc Cavazza, Talma Hendler, Gal Raz. "Multimodal virtual scenario enhances neurofeedback learning." Frontiers in Robotics and AI 3 (2016): 52. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frobt.2016.00052/full

(14) Singer, Neomi, Nori Jacoby, Tamar Lin, Gal Raz, Lavi Shpigelman, Gadi Gilam, Roni Y. Granot, and Talma Hendler. "Common modulation of limbic network activation underlies musical emotions as they unfold." NeuroImage 141 (2016): 517-529. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811916303093

(15) Young, Christina B., Gal Raz, Daphne Everaerd, Christian F. Beckmann, Indira Tendolkar, Talma Hendler, Guillén Fernández, and Erno J. Hermans. "Dynamic shifts in large-scale brain network balance as a function of arousal." Journal of Neuroscience 37.2 (2017): 281-290. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1759-16.2016

(16) Lin, Tamar, Gadi Gilam, Gal Raz, Ayelet Or-Borichev, Yair Bar-Haim, Eyal Fruchter, Talma Hendler. "Accessible neurobehavioral anger-related markers for vulnerability to post-traumatic stress symptoms in a population of male soldiers." Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 11 (2017). https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00038

(17) Abraham, Eyal, Gal Raz, Orna Zagoory-Sharon, and Ruth Feldman. "Empathy Networks in the Parental Brain and their Long-Term Effects on Children's Stress Reactivity and Behavior Adaptation." Neuropsychologia (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.04.015

(18) Yamin, Hagar Grazya,, Tomer Gazit, Natalia Tchemodanov, Gal Raz, Gilan Jackont, Fred Charles, Itzhak Fried, Talma Hendler, and Marc Cavazza. "Depth electrode neurofeedback with a virtual reality interface." Brain-Computer Interfaces (2017). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2326263X.2017.1338008

(19) RazGal, Michele Svanera, Neomi Singer, Gadi Gilam, Maya Bleich Cohen, Tamar Lin, Roee Admon, Tal Gonen, Avner Thaler, Roni Y. Granot, Rainer Goebel, Sergio Benini, Giancarlo Valente. "Robust inter-subject audiovisual decoding in functional magnetic resonance imaging using high-dimensional regression." NeuroImage 163 (2017): 244-263. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811917307802

(20) Hendler, Talma*, Gal Raz*, Solnik Shimrit, Yael Jacob, Roseman Leor, Madah Wahid, Kremer Ilana. Kupchik Mariana, Kotler Moshe., Bleich-cohen Maya. "Social affective context reveals altered network dynamics in schizophrenia patients." Translational psychiatry 8, no. 1 (2018): 29. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41398-017-0055-9

(21) Jacob, Yael, Gadi Gilam, Tamar Lin, Gal Raz, and Talma Hendler. "Anger modulates influence hierarchies within and between emotional reactivity and regulation networks." Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience 12 (2018): 60. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00060/full

(22) Keynan, Jackob N., Avihay Cohen, Gilan Jackont, Nili Green, Noam Goldway, Alexander Davidov, Yehudit Meir-Hasson, Gal Raz, Nathan Intrator, Eyal Fruchter, Keren Ginat, Eugene Laska, Marc Cavazza & Talma Hendler. "Electrical fingerprint of the amygdala guides neurofeedback training for stress resilience." Nature human behaviour 3, no. 1 (2019): 63. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0484-3

(23) Svanera, Michele, Mattia Savardi, Sergio Benini, Alberto Signoroni, Gal Raz, Talma Hendler, Lars Muckli, Rainer Goebel, and Giancarlo Valente. Transfer learning of deep neural network representations for fMRI decoding.” Journal of Neuroscience Methods 328 (2019): 108319. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.JNEUMETH.2019.108319.

(24) Raz, Gal, Giancarlo Valente, Michele Svanera, Sergio Benini, and András Bálint Kovács. "A robust neural fingerprint of cinematic shot-scale." Projections 13, no. 3 (2019): 23-52.

(25) Raz, Gal Guy Gurevitch, Tom Vaknin, Araz Aazamy, Iddo Gefen, Stanislaw Grunstein, Gal Azouri, and Noam Goldway. "Electroencephalographic evidence for the involvement of mirror-neuron and error-monitoring related processes in virtual body ownership." NeuroImage (2019): 116351.

(26) Sar-el, Roy, Haggai Sharon, Nitzan Lubianiker, Talma Hendler* and Gal Raz*. "Inducing a functional-pharmacological coupling in the human brain to achieve improved drug effect." Frontiers in Neuroscience-Neuropharmacology 14 (2020): 1036. doi:10.3389/fnins.2020.557874

(27) Fuhrman, Orly, Anabel Eckerling, Naama Friedmann, Ricardo Tarrasch*, Gal Raz*. "The Moving Learner: Object manipulation in virtual reality improves vocabulary learning." Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (2020): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12515.


Chapters in Books

(1) Raz, Gal, Hagin Boaz, Hendler Talma. "E-Motion Pictures of the Brain: Recursive Paths between Affective Neuroscience and Film Studies." in Arthur P. Shimamura (editor), Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies. New York: Oxford University Press; 2013. p. 285-313. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/psychocinematics-9780199862139?cc=il&lang=en&

(2) Gadi Gilam, Yehuda Judd Ne'eman, Gal Raz, Tamar Lin, Eyal Fruchter, Talma Hendler. "Stoic Regulation: The influence of military combat training on neurobehavioral indices of anger." in José Fernando A. Cruz and Rui Manuel C. Sofia (editors) Anger and Anxiety: Predictors, Coping Strategies, and Health Effects. New York: Nova Science Publishers; 2017. p. 165-199.   https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=63599

(3) Raz, Gal. "Virtual reality as an emerging art medium and its immersive affordances." In Noël Shawn Carroll, Laura Di Summa-Knoop, and T.;Loht (editors) The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures, pp. 995-1014. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2019.



Papers Represented at Scientific Meetings Published in Proceedings

(1) Gilroy, Stephen W., Julie Porteous, Fred Charles, Marc Cavazza, Eyal Soreq, Gal Raz, Limor Ikar, Ayelet Or-Borichov, Udi Ben-Arie, Ilana Klovatch, and Talma Hendler. "A brain-computer interface to a plan-based narrative." In Proceedings of the Twenty-Third international joint conference on Artificial Intelligence (2013). p. 1997-2005. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/106a/e059c9c1984e353f1f8df19f602e5f28faca.pdf

(2) Cavazza, Marc, Fred Charles, Gabor Aranyi, Julie Porteous, Stephen Gilroy, Gal Raz, Nimrod Jakob Keynan, Avihay Cohen, Gilan Jackont, Yael Jacob, Eyal Soreq, Ilana Klovatch, Talma Hendler. 2014. "Towards emotional regulation through neurofeedback." In Proceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference (2014), Kobe, Japan. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2582093

(3) Cavazza, Marc, Gabor Aranyi, Fred Charles, Julie Porteous, Stephen Gilroy, Gilan Jackont, Ilana Klovatch, Gal Raz, Nimrod J. Keynan, Avihay Cohen, and Talma Hendler. "Frontal alpha asymmetry neurofeedback for brain-computer interfaces." In Brain-Computer Interface Conference (2014).

(4) Keynan, Jackob N., Gal Raz, Shimrit Solnik, Gadi Gilam, Tamar Lin, Sharon Visevasser, and Talma Hendler. "Dynamic network analysis uncovers the neural correlates of alexithymia." In Society of Biological Psychiatry 70th Annual Meeting (2015). 

(5) Keynan, Jackob Nimrod., Avihay Cohen, Gal Raz, Gilan Jackont, Gadi Gilam, Ilana Klovatch, Mark Cavazza, and Talma Hendler.

"Modulation of deep brain activity and improved emotion regulation via fMRI/EEG neurofeedback." Biological Psychiatry 77, no. 9 (2015): 336S-336S. http://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(15)00222-X/pdf

(6) Yamin, Hagar., Tomer Gazit, Nadav Tchemodanov, Gal Raz, Gilan Jakont, Fred Charles., Marc Cavazza, Itzhak Fried, and Talma Hendler.

"Neurofeedback via Intracranial Depth Electrodes." In Proceedings of the 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting (2016).



(7) Gonen, Tal, Eran Eldar, Eyal Soreq, Gal Raz, and Talma Hendler. "A system regulation view of motivational basic elements and their clinical implication in psychiatry." Biological Psychiatry 81, 10 (2017): S56. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006322317302664

​* - Equal authorship

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