Hadas Okon-Singer is a faculty member and the head of the Cognition-Emotion Interactions Lab at the Department of Psychology, The Paul and Herta Amir Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Haifa.
She is studying the cognitive mechanisms that impact emotional processing and the neural systems underlying them. In her research, she combines fMRI, EEG/ERP, various kinds of autonomic measures (such as blood pressure and heart rate) and behavioral assessments.
Dr. Okon-Singer received her PhD in neuroscience from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. During her first post-doc at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, she employed simultaneous recording of fMRI and EEG with novel computational analysis techniques. She pursued her second post-doc at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany. She focused on the neural mechanisms underlying blood pressure reactions to emotion. To target these reactions, she implemented a system for continuous monitoring of blood pressure during fMRI scanning. Among other awards and scholarships, she received the Dusty and Ettie Miller fellowship for outstanding young scholars, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career Integration Grant, and the National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel Young Investigator Research Grant.