Liron is a postdoctoral researcher in the Gabrielli Lab at M.I.T. Brain and Cognitive Department. She Received a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Bar-Ilan University, Israel and an M.Sc. in Human Genetics from Tel-Aviv University. In 2018 she completed her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Liron is interested in cognitive biases and motivated belief-updating. In two different projects, in collaboration with the Affective Brain Lab, Liron studies how these manifest in typical and atypical brains (in Autism Spectrum Disorder), both behaviorally and using neuroimaging. Liron aims to further explore the adaptive value of such belief-driven biases by linking them to measures of health and well-being.