Research Topics

Emotion, Motivation, Synchrony

Cognitive Processes

Clinical Populations



  • Levy, J., Goldstein, A., Feldman, R. (2019). The neural development of empathy is sensitive to caregiving and early trauma. Nature Communications, 10, 1905.
  • Levy, J., Yirmiya, K., Goldstein, A., Feldman, R. (2019). Chronic trauma impairs the neural basis of empathy in mothers; Relations to parenting and children's empathic abilities. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 100658.
  • Nissim, M., Hutzler, Y., Goldstein, A. (2019). A walk on water: Comparing the influence of Ai Chi and Tai Chi on fall risk and verbal working memory in aging people with intellectual disabilities- a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63, 603-613.
  • Pratt, M., Zeev-Wolf, M., Goldstein, A., Feldman, R. (2019). Exposure to early and persistent maternal depression impairs the neural basis of attachment in preadolescence. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 93, 21-30.
  • Goldstein, A., Zeev-Wolf, M., Herz, N., Ablin, J. (2019). Brain responses to other’s pain in fibromyalgia – a magnetoencephalography (MEG) study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 37 S116, 70-74.
  • Zeev-Wolf, M., Levy, J., Goldstein, A., Zagoory, O., Feldman, R. (2019). Chronic early stress impairs default mode network connectivity in preadolescents and their mothers. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 4: 72-80.
  • Zeev-Wolf, M., Levy, J., Peled, A., Levkovitz, Y., Grinshpoon, A., Goldstein, A. (2018). MEG resting-state oscillations and their relationship to clinical symptoms in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 20: 753-761.
  • Pratt, M., Goldstein, A., Feldman, R. (2018). Child brain exhibits a multi-rhythmic response to attachment cues. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13:957-966.
  • Zilberman, N., Dor Ziderman, Y., Zeev-Wolf, M., Goldstein, A., Yadid, G., Neumark, Y., Rassovsky, Y. (2018). Evidence for a differential visual M300 brain response in gamblers. Clinical Neurophysiology, 129: 2228-2238.
  • Levy, J., Goldstein, A., Pratt, M., Feldman, R. (2018). Maturation of empathy for pain from child to adult shifts from single to multiple neural rhythms to support interoceptive representations. Scientific Reports, 8, 1810.
  • Zeev-Wolf, M., Dor-Ziderman, Y., Goldstein, A., Bonne O., Abramowitz, EG. (2017). Oscillatory brain mechanisms of the hypnotically-induced out-of-body experience. Cortex, 96, 19-30. IF 4.279 .
  • Levy, J., Goldstein, A., Feldman, R. (2017). Perception of social synchrony induces mother-child gamma coupling in the superior temporal sulcus. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 1036-1046.
  • Sauer, A., Zeev-Wolf, M., Wacogne, C., Wibral, M., Helbling, S., Peled, A., Grinsphoon, A., Goldstein, A., Singer, W., Uhlhaas, P., (2017) Impairment in predictive processes during auditory mismatch negativity in schizophrenia: Evidence from event-related fields. Human Brain Mapping, 38, 5082-5093.
  • Pratt, M., Goldstein, A., Levy, J., Feldman, R. (2017). Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts the neural basis of empathy in preadolescence. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 20-29.
  • Globerson, E., Granot, R., Tal, I., Harpaz, Y., Zeev-Wolf, M., Goldstein, A. (2017). Brain responses to regular and octave-scrambled melodies: a case of predictive-coding? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 43, 487-498.
  • Levy, J., Influs, M., Goldstein, A., Masalha, S., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Feldman, R. (2016). Adolescents growing up amidst intractable conflict attenuate brain response to pain of outgroup. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113: 13696-13701.
  • Arviv, O., Medvedovsky, M., Sheintuch, L., Goldstein, A., Shriki, O. (2016). Deviations from critical dynamics in inter-ictal epileptiform activity. Journal of Neuroscience, 36: 12276-12292
  • Dor-Ziderman, Y., Ataria, Y., Fulder, S., Goldstein, A., Berkovich-Ohana, A. (2016). Self-specific processing in the meditating brain: A MEG neurophenomenology study. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2016: 1-13. doi: 10.1093/nc/niw019
  • Herz, N., Reuveni, I., Goldstein, A., Peri, T., Schreiber, S., Harpaz, Y., Bonne, O. (2016). Neural correlates of attention bias in posttraumatic stress disorder: a MEG Study. Clinical Neurophysiology.
  • Zeev-Wolf, M., Goldstein, A., Bonne, O., Abramowitz, EG. (2016). Hypnotically induced somatosensory alterations: toward a neurophysiological understanding of hypnotic anaesthesia. Neuropsychologia.
  • Eidelman-Rothman, M., Goldstein, A., Weisman, O., Schneiderman, I., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Decety, J., Feldman, R. (2016). Prior exposure to extreme pain alters neural response to pain in others. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Levy, J., Vidal, J.R., Fries, P., Démonet, J-F., Goldstein, A. (2016). Selective neural synchrony suppression as a forward gatekeeper to piecemeal conscious perception. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Arviv, O., Goldstein, A., Shriki, O. (2015). Near-Critical dynamics in stimulus-evoked activity of the human brain and its relation to spontaneous resting-state activity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(41): 13927-13941
  • Levy, J., Goldstein, A., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Weisman, O., Schneiderman, I., Eidelman-Rothman, M., Feldman, R. (2016). Oxytocin selectively modulates brain response to stimuli probing social synchrony. NeuroImage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.066
  • Arviv, O., Goldstein, A., Weeting, J.C, Becker, E.S., Lange, WG., Gilboa-Schechtman, E. (2015). Brain response during the M170 time interval is sensitive to socially relevant information. Neuropsyhologia, 78, 18-28.
  • Zeev-Wolf, M., Faust, M., Levkovitz, Y., Harpaz, Y., Goldstein, A. (2015). Magnetoencephalographic evidence of early right hemisphere over-activation during metaphor comprehension in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology, 52, 770-781.
  • Riwkes, S., Goldstein, A., Gilboa-Schechtman, E. (2015). The temporal unfolding of face processing in social anxiety disorder – a MEG study. Neuroimage: Clinical, 7, 678-687.
  • Harpaz, Y., Robinson, S.E., Medvedovsky, M., Goldstein, A. (2015). Improving the Excess Kurtosis (g2) method for localizing epileptic sources in magnetoencephalographic recordings. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126, 889-897.
  • Yefet, K., Goldstein, A., Rabany, L., Levkovitz, Y. (2015). Impairments of event-related magnetic fields in schizophrenia patients with predominant negative symptoms. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 231, 325-332.
  • Tibon, R., Vakil, E., Levy, D. A. Goldstein, A. (2014) Episodic temporal structure modulates associative recognition processes: An MEG study. Psychophysiology, 51, 634-644.
  • Zeev-Wolf, M., Goldstein, A., Levkovitz, Y., Faust, M. (2014). Fine-coarse semantic processing in schizophrenia: A reversed pattern of hemispheric dominance. Neuropsychologia, 56, 119-128.
  • Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., Goldstein, A. (in press). Studying the default mode and its Mindfulness-induced changes using EEG functional connectivity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
  • Dotan Ben-Soussan, T., Avirame, K., Glicksohn, J., Goldstein, A., Harpaz, Y., Ben-Shachar, M. (2014). Changes in cerebellar activity and inter-hemispheric coherence accompany improved reading performance following Quadrato Motor Training. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8:81.
  • Dor-Zaiderman, Y., Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., & Goldstein, A. (2013). Mindfulness-induced selflessness: A MEG neurophenomenological study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,7, 582.
  • Ben-soussan, T.D., Berkovich-Ohana, A., Glicksohn, J., Goldstein, A. (2014). A suspended act: increased reflectivity and gender dependent electrophysiological change following Quadrato Motor Training. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:55.
  • Harpaz, Y., Lavidor, M., Goldstein, A. Right semantic modulation of early MEG components during ambiguity resolution (2013). Neuroimage, 82, 107-114 .
  • Berkovich-Ohana, A., Dor-Zaiderman, Y., Glicksohn, J., Goldstein, A. (2013). Alterations in the sense of time, space and body in the Mindfulness-trained brain: A neurophenomenologically- guided MEG study. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 912.
  • Recent Conference Presentations

  • Goldstein, A., Zeev-Wolf, M., Dor-Ziderman, Y., Abramowitz, E.G (2017). Oscillatory brain correlates of the hypnotically-induced out-of-body experience. 24th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Berson, Y., Harpaz, Y., Goldstein, A. (2016). Does charisma synchronize followers’ brains? A MEG study. Social & Affective Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting 2006
  • Beit-Arie, R., Goldstein, A. (2016). MEG correlates of unintentional value integration of visual food cues and its down-regulation by health-goal activation. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 23rd Annual Meeting
  • Eidelman-Rothman, M., Goldstein, A., Weisman, O., Schneiderman, I., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Decety, J., Feldman, R. (2016) Prior exposure to extreme pain alters the perceptual processing of others’ pain: the effect of oxytocin. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 23rd Annual Meeting