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Ruth Adam, Ph.D.

 

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Ruth Adam

Position: Research Scientist  Unit: Alumni Noppeney

My current research focuses on:

  • Concept learning
  • Representation of object categories in the brain
  • Audiovisual object categorization
  • The interplay between multisensory integration and attention
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    My broader interests include:

  • Hemispheric asymmetry
  • Comparative psychology
  • Machine intelligence

  • EDUCATION

     

    03/2008-present Research Scientist, Cognitive Neuroimaging Group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany. Supervisor: U.Noppeney.

     

    2005-2008  Ph.D. in Neuroscience, International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Ruhr-University Bochum. Thesis title: "Revealing cognitive mechanisms in the pigeon brain: categorization and inter-hemispheric interaction". Supervisor: O.Güntürkün.

    2003-2005  Master of Arts in Cognitive Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Thesis title: "Artificial enhancement of creativity, finding creativity patterns in art". Supervisors: S.Solomon (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and E.Adi-Japha (Bar Ilan University).

    2001-2004  Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

     

     

    ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

     

    2002-2005  Research assistant, Octopus Group, Neurobiology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Supervisor: B.Hochner.

    2002-2003  Research assistant, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Supervisor: S.Solomon.

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    Papers
    • Adam R, Hersberg U, Schul Y and Solomon S (2004) Testing the Turing Test - Do men pass it? IJMPC, 15(8), 1041-1047.

    See also PhysicaPlus Online, 4: http://physicaplus.org.il/zope/home/en/100846630031/1103975529_en

    • Adam R and Güntürkün O (2009) When One Hemisphere Takes Control: Metacontrol in Pigeons (Columba livia). PLoS ONE 4(4): e5307. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005307

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    • Dittrich L *, Adam R *, Ünver E and Güntürkün O (2010) Pigeons identify individual humans but show no sign of recognizing them in photographs. Behavioural Processes, 83(1), 82-89. * equal contribution
    • Adam R and Noppeney U (2010) Prior auditory information shapes visual category-selectivity in ventral occipito-temporal cortex. NeuroImage, 52(4), 1592-1602.
    • Endres A *, Adam R *, Giese MA and Noppeney U (2012) Understanding the semantic structure of human fMRI brain recordings with Formal Concept Analysis. LNCS (7278), 96–111. * equal contribution
    Book Chapters
    • Adam R and Freidin E (2009). Rationality in animal behavior: An illustration involving categorization and associative learning In: Watanabe S, Blaisdell AP, Huber L, Young A (eds) Rational Animals, Irrational Humans. Keio University Press, Tokyo.
    Abstracts (posters & talks)
    • Adam R, Sumbra G, Flash T, Hochner B and Yekutieli Y (2004) Motor control of a regenerated arm of the octopus. Neural Plasticity (abstracts of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience), 12(1).
    • Adam R, Goldenberg J, Adi-Japh E, Mazursky D and Solomon S (2005) Creativity Patterns in Art Perception. ECCS’05.
    • Adam R, Manns M and Güntürkün O (2006) To what extent can pigeons learn new categories? Neural Plasticity (abstracts of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience), Vol. 2007(1).
    • Adam R, Manns M and Güntürkün O (2007) Pigeons and Pikachu: failure to learn new category. 7th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, T28-4A.
    • Adam R, Manns M and Güntürkün O (2007) Hemispheric symmetry in exemplar and category computation. The 5th European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology.
    • Adam R, Manns M and Güntürkün O (2007) Past exposure helps pigeons to categorize artificial and complex stimuli. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 341.4 [Talk].
    • Seid-Fatemi A, Adam R, Freund N and Güntürkün O (2009) Lateralized category-specific cognition in a “people-present/people-absent” discrimination task by pigeons. 8th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, T24-8C.
    • Adam R and Noppeney U (2009) Visual object categorization with conflicting auditory information. NeuroImage, vol. 47 Supplement 1, S39-S41.
    • Adam R and Noppeney U (2009) Auditory influence on visual object categorization: an fMRI study. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience 39 (The Israel Society for Neuroscience 18th Annual Meeting Supplement), 4-5 [Talk].
    • Adam R, Endres A, Giese MA and Noppeney U (2011) Semantic relationships in the tool selective network revealed by formal concept analysis. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 486.07.
    • Adam R and Noppeney U (2012) Processing of audiovisual phonological incongruency depends on awareness, Seeing and Perceiving (13th International Multisensory Research Forum), 25, 168.
    • Adam R, Sadaghiani S, Maier JX, Lee HL, Werner S, Ostwald D, Lewis R, Conrad V and Noppeney U (2012) Different classes of audiovisual correspondences are processed at distinct levels of the cortical hierarchy, Seeing and Perceiving (13th International Multisensory Research Forum) 25, 69 [Talk].
    Talks
    • Warsaw School of Social Psychology (2005) Creativity templates in art.
    • Warsaw University (2005) Creativity templates in art.
    • Vienna University (2007) Pigeons’ ability to form new categories.
    • Keio University, Rational animal Irrational man symposium (2008) The discriminating brain: hemispheric interaction and visual tasks in the pigeon.
    • Ruhr-University Bochum (2011) Task-irrelevant sounds affect visual categorization and discrimination performance.

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    Articles (3):

    Adam R and Noppeney U (September-2014) A phonologically congruent sound boosts a visual target into perceptual awareness Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 8(70) 1-13.
    Adam R and Noppeney U (October-2010) Prior auditory information shapes visual category-selectivity in ventral occipito-temporal cortex NeuroImage 52(4) 1592-1602.
    Adam R and Güntürkün O (April-2009) When One Hemisphere Takes Control: Metacontrol in Pigeons (Columba livia) PLoS ONE 4(4) 1-6.

    Conference papers (1):

    Endres A, Adam R, Giese MA and Noppeney U (May-2012) Understanding the Semantic Structure of Human fMRI Brain Recordings with Formal Concept Analysis In: Formal Concept Analysis, , 10th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 2012), Springer, Berlin, Germany, 96-111, Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 7278.
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    Posters (5):

    Endres DM, Adam R, Noppeney U and Giese MA (March-13-2013): Connecting Brain and Mind with Formal Concept Analysis: a Data-Driven Investigation of the Semantic, Explicit Coding Hypothesis, 10th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, 34th Göttingen Neurobiology Conference, Göttingen, Germany.
    Endres D, Adam R, Noppeney U and Giese MA (September-14-2012): Explicit coding in the brain: data-driven semantic analysis of human fMRI BOLD responses with Formal Concept Analysis, Bernstein Conference 2012, München, Germany, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Conference Abstract: Bernstein Conference 2012 166.
    Adam R, Endres A, Giese MA and Noppeney U (November-2011): Semantic relationships in the tool-selective network revealed by formal concept analysis, 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2011), Washington, DC, USA.
    Adam R and Noppeney U (July-2009): Visual object categorization with conflicting auditory information, 15th Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping (HBM 2009), San Francisco, CA, USA, NeuroImage, 47(Supplement 1) S43.
    Seid-Fatemi A, Adam R, Freund N and Güntürkün O (March-2009): Lateralized category-specific cognition in a "people-present/people-absent" discrimination task by pigeons, 8th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, 32nd Göttingen Neurobiology Conference, Göttingen, Germany.

    Talks (4):

    Endres D, Adam R, Noppeney U and Giese M (September-2012) Abstract Talk: Explicit coding in the brain: data-driven semantic analysis of human fMRI BOLD responses with Formal Concept Analysis, 35th European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero, Italy, Perception, 41(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 67.
    Adam R and Noppeney U (June-21-2012) Abstract Talk: Processing of audiovisual phonological incongruency depends on awareness, 13th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2012), Oxford, UK, Seeing and Perceiving, 25(0) 168.
    Noppeney U, Adam R, Sadaghiani S, Maier JX, Lee HL, Werner S, Ostwald D, Lewis R and Conrad V (June-20-2012) Abstract Talk: Different classes of audiovisual correspondences are processed at distinct levels of the cortical hierarchy, 13th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2012), Oxford, UK, Seeing and Perceiving, 25(0) 69.
    Adam R and Noppeney U (November-23-2009) Abstract Talk: Auditory influence on visual object categorization: an fMRI study, 18th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN 2009), Eilat, Israel, Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 39(Supplement 1) S4-S5.

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