My current research focuses on:
My broader interests include:
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.
- 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:
- 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
- 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), 96111. * equal contribution
- 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. ECCS05.
- 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.
- and (2012) Processing of audiovisual phonological incongruency depends on awareness, Seeing and Perceiving (13th International Multisensory Research Forum), 25, 168.
- , , , , , , (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].
- 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.