Prof. Leon Y. Deouell, MD, PhD
Curriculum Vitae
Last update: 24/10/2010
Department of Psychology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem 91905,Israel
Leon.Deouell@huji.ac.il
Personal information:
Born 1962 in Tel Aviv Israel. Married, father of two daughters.
Tenure track academic appointments:
2003-2007 Senior lecturer, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2007-2009 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2009-         Full professor, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC)
Member of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC)
Academic education:
Year Institution Department Title Awards
3/2001 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Psychology Ph.D Summa Cum Laude
6/1993 Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine M.D. Summa Cum Laude
6/1988 Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine B.M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude
Training:
2000-2003 Post-doctoral fellow, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute University of California, Berkeley
1998-1999 Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Lowenstein Rehabilitation Center, Raanana, Israel
1992-1993 Internship - medicine Beilinson Hospital, Petach Tikva, Israel
Awards received:
Faculty
  • 2009 – Rector award for excellence in research and teaching, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2005/6/7/8/9: On faculty Excellent Teaching list (by students' appraisal)
  • 2004 - Abe Gray Presidential Prize for Excellence, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2003 - Alon fellowship (3 years, Israel Higher Education Committee)
Post-doctoral
  • 2000 - Fulbright Foundation Post doctoral fellowship (declined)
  • 2000 - Rothschild post doctoral fellowship
Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • 1992 - Best MD dissertation award for a dissertation on the topic of "A new model for analyzing neuroimaging data for understanding the neuroanatomical basis of neuropsychological phenomena: The case of unilateral neglect"
  • 1985-1991: Dean's award
  • 1988 - Rector's award and Wolff foundation scholarship
Teaching
From 2003, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
     Courses:
        Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (Undergrad)
        Neuropsychology, Structures and Functions (Graduate)
        Neuropathology (Graduate)
        Seminars on "Neural Correlates of Consciousness" and "Neural Correlates of Behavior" (Graduate)
1999/2000 Visiting lecturer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994-1996 Teaching assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994-2000 Visiting lecturer, College of Management, Academic division, Department of behavioral sciences
1997 (summer semester) Visiting lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Inter-disciplinary program for outstanding students
Publications
Peer reviewed articles:
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Published abstracts and Conference presentations
  1. Keren, A.S., Yuval-Greenberg S., Gao, Z., Bentin, S., Deouell, L.Y. (2010) Saccadic Spike Potentials in Gamma-Band EEG and MEG: Characterization, Detection and Suppression. Presented at the 2010 meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona.
  2. Oren, N., Soroker, N. & Deouell, L.Y. (2009). Affective Contributions to Spatial Attention: The Influence of Emotional Visual Stimuli on Unilateral Neglect. Lecture presented at the 60th annual meeting of the Israeli Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kiriat Shde Hateufa, Israel.
  3. Oren, N., Soroker, N. & Deouell, L.Y. (2009). Affective Contributions to Spatial Attention: The Influence of Emotional Visual Stimuli on Unilateral Neglect. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (2009) 39 (Suppl 1):S1–S132. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  4. *Deouell L.Y. (2009). Neuroanatomical basis of the mismatch negativity. Tutorial lecture given at the Fifth Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Applications (MMN 2009), Budapest.
  5. *Deouell L.Y. (2009). Automaticity, Attention, and Executive Control, and their relation to Mismatch Negativity. Symposium lecture given at the Fifth Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Applications (MMN 2009), Budapest. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: doi: 10.3389/conf.neuro.09.2009.05.085
  6. Haroush K, Deouell L.Y. and Hochstein S (2009). Effects of the visual attentional blink on the auditory mismatch negativity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: MMN 09 Fifth Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Applications April. doi: 10.3389/conf.neuro.09.2009.05.056.
  7. Keren, A.S., Yuval-Greenberg, S. and Deouell, L.Y. (2009). Saccade detection based on ocular myo-electric signals. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (2009) 39 (Suppl 1):S1–S132. Poster presented at the 18th Israel Society for Neurosciences meeting (ISFN), Eilat, Israel.
  8. Mudrik, L., Deouell, L.Y., Lamy, D. (2009) Scene congruency biases binocular rivalry. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (2009) 39 (Suppl 1):S1–S132. Poster presented at the 18th Israel Society for Neurosciences (ISFN) meeting, Eilat, Israel.
  9. Mudrik, L., Lamy, D. , Deouell, L.Y., (2009). ERP evidence for context congruity effects during simultaneous object-scene processing. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (2009) 39 (Suppl 1):S1–S132. Presented at the 18th Israel Society for Neurosciences (ISFN) meeting, Eilat, Israel.
  10. *Deouell, L.Y. (2009) On the dynamics of saccadic eye movements and measurement of induced gamma band response. Invited lecture at the Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champery, Switzerland.
  11. *Deouell, L.Y. (2009) On the dynamics of saccadic eye movements and measurement of induced gamma band response. Invited colloquium presentation at the Brain Dynamics and Cognition Laboratory (INSERM U821), Lyon, France.
  12. Deouell, L.Y., Amihai, I, and Bentin, S. Conscious experience of a face without face-specific neural activity. 10th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience. Bodrum, Turkey, September 01 - 05, 2008.
  13. Yuval-Greenberg, S., and Deouell, L.Y. (2008) Induced EEG gamma band response to familiar and unfamiliar objects as a manifestation of saccades. Presentation at 10th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience. Bodrum, Turkey, September 01 - 05, 2008.
  14. Shalgi, S., Barkan, I., and Deouell, L.Y. (2008). The Error Positivity Indexes Modality Non-specific Conscious Error Processing. Presentation at 10th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience. Bodrum, Turkey, September 01 - 05, 2008.
  15. Keren A.S., Yuval-Greenberg, S., Deouell L.Y. (2008). Saccadic Spike Potentials – Profiling a Gamma Imposter. Poster presented at the Israel Society for Neurosciences meeting, Eilat, Israel.
  16. Yuval-Greenberg, S., Tomer, O., Keren, A.S., Nelken I., Deouell L.Y. (2008) Induced Gamma in the Eye of the Beholder: Single Trial Analysis of Induced Gamma Band Responses in Human Observers. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference in San Francisco.
  17. Holmes NP, Dakwar A, Deouell LY (2008). Rapid online control of human pointing movements to auditory and visual targets. Israeli Society for Neuroscience (ISFN), Eilat, Israel, 05-07 December.
  18. *Deouell, L.Y. (2007). Preattentive Processing Of Sound Space. Invited colloquium presentation at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy.
  19. Deouell, L.Y. (2007). Auditory neglect and what it can teach us on space and conscious awareness. Invited lecture at the Italian Society for Neuroscience Congress, Verona, Italy.
  20. *Deouell, L.Y. (2007). Preattentive Processing Of Sound Space. Invited colloquium presentation, Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
  21. Shalgi, S., O’Connell R.G., Deouell L.Y. & Robertson I.H. (2007) Absent Minded but Accurate: Delaying responses increases Accuracy but decreases Error Awareness. Poster presented at the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN) conference, Eilat, Israel.
  22. Keren, A.S., Geva, A.B. and Deouell, L.Y. (2007). ERP Source Estimation by MRI Constrained Linear Solutions. Poster presented at the Israel Society for Neurosciences (ISFN) conference, Eilat, Israel.
  23. Keren, A.S., Geva, A.B. , Deouell, L.Y. (2007). MRI Platform for ERP Source Hypothesis Testing. Poster presented at the 3rd Tel Aviv Meeting on Human Brain Mapping, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  24. Tomer, O., Yuval-Greenberg, S., Deouell, L.Y (2007). Keeping an eye on induced Gamma activity: a study of combined EEG and eye-tracking. Neural Plasticity, 2007, 119-119. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  25. Yuval-Greenberg, S., Deouell, L.Y. (2007). What you see is (not always) what you hear: induced gamma band responses reflect cross-modal interaction in object recognition. 2007 Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. New York.
  26. Shachar, M. Deouell, L.Y. (2007). High resolution representation of left and right hemispace in auditory cortex: a comprehensive electrophysiological and behavioral study. Annual Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Göttingen, Germany.
  27. *Deouell, L.Y. (2006) The mismatch negativity event-related potential as a probe into preattentive neural processes: a survey of findings in neurological patients. Keynote Lecture at the 57th annual meeting of the Israeli association for physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  28. *Deouell, L.Y. (2006) The Functional Neuroanatomy of MMN – Time for Revision? Invited Lecture at the 4th International Conference on Mismatch Negativity and its Clinical and Scientific Applications. Cambridge, UK.
  29. *Shachar, M. Deouell, L.Y. (2006) Developing a tool for assessing auditory space representation: A comprehensive electrophysiological and behavioral study. Lecture presented by first author at the 57th annual meeting of the Israeli association for physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  30. Shachar, M. Deouell, L.Y. (2006) High-resolution representation of left and right hemispace in auditory cortex: a comprehensive behavioral and electrophysiological study. Neural Plasticity, 2007(1), 88-88. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  31. Keren, A.S., Geva, A.B., Deouell, L.Y. (2006) Dynamical distributed current source model for ERP based on anatomy and connectivity. Neural Plasticity, 1, 52-52. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  32. Yuval-Greenberg, S., Herrmann, C.S., Deouell, L.Y. (2006). Effect of global versus local attention on the human evoked gamma-band response. Neural Plasticity, 2007(1), 104-104. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  33. Yuval-Greenberg, S., Herrmann, C.S., Deouell, L.Y. (2006). What you see is (not always) what you hear: induced gamma band responses reflect cross-modal interaction in object recognition. Neural Plasticity, 2007(1), 104-104. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  34. Haroush, K., Hochstein, S., Deouell, L.Y. (2006). Visual task performance affects the auditory mismatch negativity. Neural Plasticity, 2007(1), 44-44. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  35. Deouell, L.Y., Parnes A., Shachar, M. Pickard N., Knight R.T (2006). High resolution of space in auditory sensory memory: event-related potentials evidence. 2006 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (800.8/E35), Atlanta, GA, USA.
  36. Deouell, L.Y, Amihai, I., Bentin, S. (2006). Discriminating faces from other objects with and without conscious awareness: distinct and overlapping processes. Poster presented at the 10th gathering of the Association for Scientific Study of Consciousness, Oxford, UK.
  37. Deouell, L.Y., Parnes A., Pickard N., Knight R.T (2006). Spatial information is accurately represented in auditory sensory memory: an event-related potentials study. 4th International Conference on Mismatch Negativity and its Clinical and Scientific Applications.
  38. Shalgi, S., Deouell, L.Y. (2006). Effect of Attention and Competition on the Mismatch Negativity to Spatial Deviance. 4th International Conference on Mismatch Negativity and its Clinical and Scientific Applications.
  39. Deouell, L.Y. (2006) The Functional Neuroanatomy of MMN - Time for Revision? 4th International Conference on Mismatch Negativity and its Clinical and Scientific Applications.
  40. Zion, G.E., Deouell, L.Y. & Bentin, S. (2005) Processing pitch and duration of harmonic tones: A mismatch negativity study. Reviews In The Neurosciences, 16, S72-S72. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel
  41. Yuval-Greenberg, S., Avivi, Y. & Deouell, L.Y. (2005) Asymmetrical crossmodal interaction in object recognition. Reviews In The Neurosciences, 16, S70-S71 Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel
  42. Haroush, K., Hochstein, S. & Deouell, L.Y. (2005) Does visual attentional load affect auditory change detection? An ERP and psychophysics study. Reviews In The Neurosciences, 16, S29-S30. Presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel
  43. Shalgi, S. & Deouell, L.Y. (2005) Competition for resources of spatial deviance detection. Reviews In The Neurosciences, 16, S58-S58. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  44. Yuval Greenberg S., & Deouell, L.Y. (2005). Behavioral and Electrophysiological Investigation of Crossmodal Interaction in Object Recognition. Poster presented at the 6th International Multisensory Research Forum. Rovereto, Italy.
  45. Deouell, L.Y., Parnes A., Pickard N., Knight R.T. spatial information is accurately represented in auditory sensory memory: n event-related potentials study. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference for Neuroscience (ICON). Havana, Cuba.
  46. Deouell, L.Y., Haroush K., Shalgi S., & Hochstein S (2005). Processing resources, attention, and the automatic mismatch response - revisiting the "frontal" component of the mismatch negativity. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference for Neuroscience (ICON). Havana, Cuba.
  47. *Deouell, L.Y. (2004). Prerequisites for consciousness: a cognitive neuroscience approach. Invited talk presented in Neuro2004: Brain Research for the Future Dusseldorf, November 2004.
  48. *Deouell, L.Y. (2004) Space representation in vision and audition and their relationship to conscious awareness. Invited talk at the 11th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco.
  49. Yuval Greenberg, S. & Deouell, L.Y. (2004). Crossmodal visual-auditory interference in object recognition process. Neural Plasticity, 12, p. 23 (abstract). Poster presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  50. Weissberger, Y., Deouell, L.Y. & Ahissar, M. (2004). Frequency MMN is impaired in dyslexics with learning difficulties. Neural Plasticity, 12, p. 62 (abstract). Poster presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  51. *Deouell, L.Y., Dam, C., Knight, R.T., & D'Esposito, M. (2004) Very early frontal involvement in retrieval from working memory? Neural Plasticity, 12, p. 13 Presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  52. *Deouell, L.Y. fMRI in disease – promises and caveats. Keynote Lecture at the 54th annual meeting of the Israeli association for physical medicine and rehabilitation, Israel.
  53. *Deouell L.Y., Heller A., D'Esposito M. & Knight R.T. (2003). fMRI bold responses elicited by sound location changes. Neural Plasticity, 10, p.191. Presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
  54. *Deouell L.Y., Knight R.T. (2003). Specific lesions lead to specific deficits: MMN studies of stroke patients. Presented at the Third International Workshop on Mismatch Negativity and Auditory Functions and Dysfunctions (MMN03). Lyon, France.
  55. Deouell L.Y., Heller A., D'Esposito M., Knight RT. fMRI bold responses elicited by sound location changes. Presented at the Third International Workshop on Mismatch Negativity and Auditory Functions and Dysfunctions (MMN03). Lyon, France.
  56. Edwards, E., Soltani, M., Deouell, L.Y., Berger, M.S. & Knight, R.T. (2003). High-gamma activity in response to salient auditory stimuli recorded directly from human cortex. Presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. [Program No. 401.17. 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2003. Online.]
  57. *Deouell, L.Y., Deutsch, D., Scabini, D. & Knight, R.T. (2002). Implicit processing in auditory neglect: the scale illusion. Presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. [Program No. 714.5. 2002 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. Online.]
  58. Dam, C. Deouell, L.Y., D'Esposito, M. & Knight R.T. (2002) Temporal dynamics of working memory for faces. Presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.[ Program No. 373.19. 2002 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. Online.]
  59. Karns, C.M., Deouell, L.Y., & Knight, R.T. (2002) Automatic detection versus orienting attention to acoustic deviation. Presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. [Program No. 476.2. 2002 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. Online.]
  60. Deouell, L.Y., Karns, C.M., Harrison, T.B., Ashbaugh, L.P. & Knight, R.T. (2002) Electrical brain response to rapid successive changes in the auditory environment - Does source-side matter? Journal Of Cognitive Neuroscience, 92-92. Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2002.
  61. List, A., Sagiv, N., Vuilleumier, P.O., Deouell, L.Y., Knight, R.T., D'Esposito, M., Robertson, L.C., Martinez, C.A. (2002). Visual perseveration for faces and places: Neuroimaging studies. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience : Suppl. 170 - 170. Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2002.
  62. Sagiv, N., List, A., Deouell, L.Y., Vuilleumier, P., Knight, R.T., D'Esposito, M., Robertson, L.C. (2002). Visual perseveration for faces, places, objects, and fonts; Implications for functional organization of the ventral pathway. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience : F107 Suppl. S. Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2002.
  63. Deouell, L.Y., Mico, L.T., Harrison, T.B., Knight, R.T. (2001). Frontal and temporal MMN - not two faces of the same coin? Psychophysiology, 38: S35-S35. Presented at Society for Psychophysiology Research 41st annual meeting.
  64. Deouell, L.Y; Soroker, N. (2001) What is extinguished in auditory extinction? Proceedings of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting 2001, abstract 19A, p. 21
  65. *Deouell, L.Y., Bentin, S. & Soroker, N. (2001). Prerequisites of awareness to extra-personal events: electrophysiological investigation of unilateral neglect patients. Proceedings of the Fifth meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. Abstract III-b, p.11.
  66. Deouell, L.Y., Bentin, S. & Soroker, N. (2000). Electrophysiological evidence for an early (pre-attentive) information processing deficit in patients with right hemisphere damage and unilateral neglect. Proceedings of the Euro Conference on Cognitive And Neural Bases Of Spatial Neglect. Como, 2000. Abstract #25, p.70.
  67. *Raz, A., Deouell. L.Y., & Bentin, S. (2000). Is pre-attentive processing compromised by prolonged wakefulness? Effects of total sleep deprivation on the mismatch negativity. Proceedings Of The 2nd International Congress On Mismatch Negativity And Its Clinical Application, Barcelona, 2000.
  68. Deouell, L.Y., Sacher, Y., Ben Moshe, S. & Soroker, N. (2000) 2D dynamic mapping of attention to visual space following stroke. Journal Of Cognitive Neuroscience, suppl. 89-90. Presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting.
  69. Deouell, L.Y., Bentin, S. & Soroker, N. (1999) Preattentive aspects of unilateral neglect scrutinized by mismatch negativity. Psychophysiology, 36, S6-S6
  70. *Deouell, L.Y., Bentin, S. & Soroker, N. (1999) Electrophysiological evidence for an early (pre-attentive) information processing deficit in patients with right hemisphere damage and unilateral neglect. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON).
  71. *Deouell, L.Y., Bentin, S. & Soroker, N. (1998). Mismatch negativity as a probe for information processing after brain damage: The case of unilateral neglect. Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on Mismatch Negativity and its clinical applications.
  72. Bentin, S., Deouell, L.Y. & Soroker, N. (1998). On the role of structural encoding in congenital prosopagnosia. Paper presented in the 39th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas, Texas.
  73. Bentin, S. & Deouell, L.Y. Structural encoding and identification in face processing. (1998). ERP evidence for separate mechanisms. Paper presented in the congress of the European Society of Cognitive Science (ESCOP).
  74. Gvion, A., Deouell, L., Grodzinski, Y. & Soroker, N. (1998). Application of the lesion effect paradigm using normalized brain images: The structural base of linguistic impairment in aphasia revisited. Paper presented at the 2nd Mediterranean Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Valencia, Spain.
  75. *Deouell, L.Y., Bentin, S. & Giard, M.H. (1997). Mismatch Negativity in Dichotic Listening: Evidence for Inter-hemispheric Differences and Multiple Generators. Journal of Psychophysiology, 11 (4): 361-361. Paper presented at the 3rd European Congress of Psychophysiology.
  76. *Deouell, L.Y., Soroker, N., Serfaty, C. & Shapira, R. (1996). Application of the lesion-effect paradigm in group studies using normalized brain images: The case of hemispatial neglect. Paper presented at the first Mediterranean congress of physical medicine & rehabilitation.
* Oral presentations