Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2001
    Lecturer of Psychology at the department of Psychology, University of Hull, UK

  • Since 2004
    Reader of Psychology at the department of Psychology, University fo Hull, UK

  • Since 2006
    Associate Professor at the department of Psychology, Bar Ilan University, Israel

  • Since 2011
    Professor of Psychology at the department of Psychology, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Selected publications

  • Lavidor M., & Walsh, V. (2004). The nature of foveal representation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 5, 729-735

  • Whitney, C. & Lavidor, M. (2005). Facilitative Orthographic Neighborhood Effects: The SERIOL Model Account. Cognitive Psychology, 51, 179-213

  • Pobric, G., Mashal, N., Faust, M., Lavidor M. (2008). The role of the right cerebral hemisphere in processing novel metaphoric expressions: A TMS study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 20(1): 170-181

  • Hecht D., Walsh, V. & Lavidor M. (2010). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Facilitates Decision Making in a Probability Guessing Task. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 4241-4245

  • Jacobson, L., Javitt DC., & Lavidor M. (2011). Activation of inhibition: Diminishing impulsive behavior by direct current stimulation over the Inferior Frontal Gyrus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(11), 3380-3387

  • Sela, T., Ivry, R. B., & Lavidor, M. (2012). Prefrontal control during a semantic decision task that involves idiom comprehension: A transcranial direct current stimulation study. Neuropsychologia, 50(9), 2271-2280.

  • Jacobson, L., Koslowsky M., & Lavidor M. (2012). tDCS polarity effects in motor and cognitive domains: A Meta- Analytical review. Experimental Brain Research, 216, 1-10.

  • Weiss M., & Lavidor M. (2012). When less is more: Evidence for a facilitative cathodal tDCS effect in attentional abilities. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 24(9), 1826-1833

  • Axelrod, V., Rees, G., Lavidor, M., & Bar, M. (2015). Increasing propensity to mind-wander with transcranial direct current stimulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(11), 3314-3319.

  • Lavidor, M. (2016). tES stimulation as a tool to investigate cognitive processes in healthy individuals. European Psychologist. DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000248.


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