Gal Raz is a senior lecturer at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television and the Sagol School of Neuoroscience at the Tel Aviv University, and a researcher at the Sagol Brain Institute, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. His academic background includes Bachelor's degrees in Film and Television and Biology, a Master degree in Culture Research, and Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Medicine – all from Tel Aviv University. His fields of research include brain network dynamics, neuroscience of empathy, cinematic empathy, the neuoroaesthetics of motion pictures, audiovisual brain computer interfaces, and virtual and augmented reality.
ד"ר גל רז
- סגל אקדמי בכיר בביה"ס לקולנוע וטלויזיה
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 of Thesis: 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 of Research: 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
Other Professional Academic Experience (Tel Aviv University):
2002 Research assistant of Dr. Alina Bernstein, Department of Film and Television
2002 Producer of the 4th Tel Aviv International Colloquium in Cinema Studies: Why War
2002 Associate editor Producer of the 4th Tel Aviv International Colloquium in Cinema Studies: Why War
2002-2004 Producer of a journal of graduating film and television students -“Shura Rishona”
Coordinator of a Special Issue of the journal Shofar on Jewish Cinema
2007 Research assistant of Prof. Eva Jablonka, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas
2009- 2011 Associate editor of the anthology Just Image: Ethics and the Cinematic
(1) Raz, Gal. Actuality of Banality: Eyal Sivan's The Specialist in Context. Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 2005, 24 (1): 4-21.
(2) Raz, Gal. Narrative Sabotage as a Tactic in the Arena of Collective Memory.
<a> Psychoanalyse im Widerspruch 2005, 34: 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, 2009, 84 (2): 131-176.
(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 2012, 60 (2): 1448-1461.
(5) 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.
(6) 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 (2014): 30-38.
(7) Gilam, Gadi, Tamar Lin, Gal Raz, Shir Azrielant, Eyal Fruchter, Dan Ariely, and Talma Hendler. 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.
(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 (2016): 961-972.
(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 (2016): 1-15.
(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).
(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 (2016): 4654-4672.
(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.
(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.
(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 (2016): 1759-16.
(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).
(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).
(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).
(19) Gal Raz, 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).
(20) Hendler Talma*, Gal Raz*, Solnik Shimrit, Yael Jacob, Roseman Leor, Madah Wahid, Kremer Ilana. Kupchik Mariana, Kotler Moshe., Bleich-cohen Maya. Context-related dynamic shifting between empathy-related networks is altered in schizophrenia. Translational Psychiatry 8 (1), 29 (2018).
(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.
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 A. P. Shimamura, Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies. New York: Oxford University Press; 2013. p. 285-313.
Papers Represented at Scientific Meetings Published in Proceedings
(1) Gilroy, Stephen W., Julie Porteous, Fred Charles, Marc Cavazza, Eyal Soreq, Gal Raz, Limor Ikar et al. "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.
(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.
(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) 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).
(6) 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.
(7) Svanera, Michele, Sergio Benini, Gal Raz, Talma Hendler, Rainer Goebel, and Giancarlo Valente. "Deep driven fMRI decoding of visual categories." arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.02133 (2017).
(8) Gonen, Tal, Eran Eldar, Eyal Soreq, Gal Raz, and Talma Hendler. "134-A System Regulation View of Motivational Basic Elements and Their Clinical Implication in Psychiatry." Biological Psychiatry 81, no. 10 (2017): S56.
* - Equal authorship