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Ifat Levy, PhD


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Ifat Levy, PhD

Ifat Levy, PhD


Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and Neurobiology


  • New York University, Center for Neural Science, Postdoctoral training, 2009
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Computational Neuroscience, PhD, 2004
  • Tel Aviv University, Law, LLB, 1997
  • Tel Aviv University, Physics, BSc, 1994

Expertise and Interests

  • The neural basis of valuation processes
  • The neural basis of decision-making under uncertainty
  • Variations in valuation and decision processes in PTSD

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Neuroeconomics
  • American Physiological Society
  • Association for Psychological Science

Selected Publications

Tymula, A., Rosenberg Belmaker, L. A., Ruderman, L., Glimcher, P. W., and Levy, I. (2013) Like cognitive function, decision making across the life span shows profound age-related changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 110: 17143-17148.

Tymula, A., Rosenberg Belmaker, L. A., Roy, A. K., Ruderman, L., Manson, K., Glimcher, P. W., & Levy, I. (2012). Adolescents' risk-taking behavior is driven by tolerance to ambiguity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109: 17135-17140. doi:10.1073/pnas.1207144109

Levy, I., Rosenberg Belmaker, L., Manson, K., Tymula, A., & Glimcher, P. W. (2012). Measuring the subjective value of risky and ambiguous options using experimental economics and functional MRI methods. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 67, e3724. doi:10.3791/3724

Levy, I., Lazzaro, S. C., Rutledge, R. B., & Glimcher, P. W. (2011). Choice from non-choice: Predicting consumer preferences from blood oxygenation level-dependent signals obtained during passive viewing. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 118-125. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3214-10.2011

Levy, I., Snell, J., Nelson, A. J., Rustichini, A., & Glimcher, P. W. (2010). Neural representation of subjective value under risk and ambiguity. Journal of Neurophysiology, 103, 1036-1047. doi:10.1152/jn.00853.2009

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