About Dr. Assaf Breska
Max Planck Research Group Leader
Assaf Breska received his BA in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences in 2007, his MA in Cognitive Neuropsychology in 2010, and his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2015, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His MA focused on mechanisms of attention and awareness and his PhD on oscillatory and non-oscillatory mechanisms of temporal prediction, both supervised by Leon Deouell.
In parallel to his PhD work he was a research associate in the Department of Psychology, working with Gershon Ben-Shakhar on computational modelling of physiological orienting responses. From 2015 to 2021 Assaf was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on subcortical mechanisms of temporal attention and of motor learning with Rich Ivry.
He received the Hebrew University Presidential excellence award for his PhD studies, and the Rothschild fellowship from the Yad Hanadiv foundation for his postdoctoral work.