Liron Rozenkrantz: Post-doc Affiliate

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.

Publications that are related to my current research include: 
  • Rozenkrantz L, Mayo A, Ilan T, Hart Y, Noy L*, Alon U* (2017). Placebo Can Enhance Creativity. PLoS One, 12(9), e0182466.
  • Kube T*, Rozenkrantz L*. (2020). When our beliefs face reality: An integrative review of belief-updating in mental health and illness. Perspectives on Psychological Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1177/1745691620931496.
  • D’Mello A*, Rozenkrantz L*. (2020). Neural mechanisms for prediction: from action to higher-order cognition. Journal Club piece for Journal of Neuroscience, 40 (27) 5158-5160.
  • Kube T, Rozenkrantz L, Rief W, Barsky A. (2020). Understanding persistent physical symptoms: Conceptual integration of psychological expectation models and predictive processing accounts. Clinical Psychology Review, 101829

      *These authors contributed equally

Fellowships:
Simons Center for the Social Brain Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2021).

Awards:
*MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund for promising research collaborations (2020-2022)
*The Israeli Higher Education Council (VATAT) Fellowship for Outstanding Postdoctoral Women (2018-2020).
*Selected as a rising star by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT