I am a postdoctoral research scientist currently working on the biological and psychological aspects of Alzheimer’s disease at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease at the Columbia University Medical Center. My main interest is in applying mindfulness and different types of Buddhist and Energy meditation techniques for the treatment of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In my previous research work, I studied emotional regulation by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques at the Psychology Department, also at Columbia U. I was initially trained in Israel at the Weizmann Institute of Science as a neurobiologist, with a strong interest in memory and the nature of consciousness.

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