Little is known about the cognitive and neural processes associated with maintaining and rapidly forgetting information. Recent studies have shown that swift forgetting is due to the gradual weakening of links connecting the different attributes of an object. This weakening is prevalent in individuals destined to develop familial Alzheimer’s disease, even when all standard neuro- psychological tests are within normal range. Dr. Yoni Pertzov’s research could lead to early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and assist in the evaluation of new medical treatments.
Dr. Pertzov joined the Department of Psychology in 2013 following a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University College London where he “widened his perspective in cognitive neuroscience.” He is excited to be returning to The Hebrew University where he earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC).