Yonatan Loewenstein Lab

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Loewenstein's lab

We are an interdisciplinary laboratory, interested in computational neuroscience and computational cognition. Research in the lab in recent years has primarily revolved around the neural mechanisms and computational principles underlying different types of learning. However, we are easily distracted and study whatever question we find interesting.

Yonatan Loewenstein


Phone: +972-2-6585996
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 1, Room 2101, Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew of University Jerusalem, 9190401
Loewenstein's lab
Lior Fox
Lior Fox
PhD Student
Lotem Elber-Dorozko
Tomer Barak
PhD Student
Tsahi Asher
MSc Student
Lea Kaplan
Lab Manager, System Administrator
Dana Shulman
MSc Student
Victor Pedrosa
Post Doc
Mousa Karayanni
PhD Student
David Shoresh
MSc Student
Ohad Dan
Uri Yanover
Uri Yanover
Chanan Shteingart
Ohad Asulin
Tal Neiman
Ofri Raviv
Eran Marom
Yoni Lavi
Matan Sorek
Neta Ravid
David Ungarish
Assif Ziv
Galit Agmon
Yinnon Dolev
Silviya Tommasin
Dror Cohen
Erez Wolfson
Noam 2019
Noam Saadon-Grosman
Lior Lebovich
Lior Lebovich
Yonatan Loewenstein, Ofri Raviv, Merav Ahissar

Journal of Neuroscience JN-RM-0757-20 (2021)

Yosef Grodzinsky, Virginia Jaichenco, Isabelle Deschamps, Maria Elina Sanchez, Martin Fochs, Peter Pieperhoff, Yonatan Loewenstein, And Katrin Amunts

Oxford University Press (2020)

Noam Saadon-Grosman, Yonatan Loewenstein, Shahar Arzy

Brain Communications Volume 2, Issue 1, fcaa003 (2020)

Noam Saadon-Grosman, Shahar Arzy, Yonatan Loewenstein

NeuroImage Volume 222, 2020, 117257 (2020)

Leshem Choshen, Lior Fox, Zohar Aizenbud, Omri Abend

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) (2020)

Lior Fox, Ohad Dan, Lotem Elber-Dorozko, Yonatan Loewenstein

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 35, 2020, Pages 104-111, ISSN 2352-1546 (2020)

Castello-Waldow TP, Weston G, Ulivi AF, Chenani A, Loewenstein Y, Chen A, et al.

PLoS Biol 18(11): e3000928 (2020)

Ohad Dan & Yonatan Loewenstein

Nature Communications, volume 10, Article number: 2808 (2019)

Gonzales BJ, Mukherjee D, Ashwal-Fluss R, Loewenstein Y, Citri A

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019)

Galit Agmon, Yonatan Loewenstein, Yosef Grodzinsky

Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 4(1), 36. (2019)

Grodzinsky Y, Deschamps I, Pieperhoff P, Iannilli F, Agmon G, Loewenstein Y, Amunts K

Brain Structure and Function (2019)

Lior Lebovich, Ran Darshan, Yoni Lavi, David Hansel, Yonatan Loewenstein

Nature Human Behaviour (2019)

Kiyohito Iigaya, Yashar Ahmadian, Leo P. Sugrue, Greg S. Corrado, Yonatan Loewenstein, William T. Newsome & Stefano Fusi

Nature Communications volume 10, Article number: 1466 (2019)

Elber-Dorozko, L. and Loewenstein, Y.,

eLife 7: e34248. (2018)

Mongillo G, Rumpel S, Loewenstein Y

Nature Neuroscience, 21, 1463–1470 (2018)

Fox, L. Choshen, L., and Loewenstein, Y.,

Proc. ICLR (2018)

Mongillo G, Loewenstein Y.

Curr Biol. 2017 Jun 5;27(11):R423-R425. (2017)

Sagi Jaffe-Dax, Ofri Raviv, Yonatan Loewenstein, Merav Ahissar


Mongillo, G., Rumpel, S. and Loewenstein Y.

Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2017)

Murakami M, Shteingart H, Loewenstein Y, Mainen ZF.

Neuron. May 17;94(4):908-919.e7. (2017)

Dan, O., Hochner-Celnikier, D., Solinca, A. and Loewenstein, Y.

Obstetrics and Gynecology (2017)

Shteingart H, Loewenstein Y.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 18;11(8):e0157643. (2016)

Deschamps I, Agmon G, Loewenstein Y, Grodzinsky Y.

Cognition. 2015 Oct;143:115-28. (2015)

Shteingart H., Loewenstein Y.

Decison, 04/2015, Volume 2, Issue 2, p.107-117 (2015)

Loewenstein Y, Yanover U, Rumpel S.

J Neurosci. 2015 Sep 9;35(36):12535-44. (2015)

Jaffe-Dax S, Raviv O, Jacoby N, Loewenstein Y, Ahissar M.

J Neurosci. 2015 Sep 2;35(35):12116-26. (2015)

Gianluigi Mongillo, Hanan Shteingart, and Yonatan Loewenstein

Proceedings of the IEEE, 04/2014, Volume 102, Issue 4, p.528-541 (2014)

Tal Neiman and Yonatan Loewenstein

PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 May; 10(5): e1003623. (2014)

Shteingart H, Loewenstein Y.

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2014 Apr;25:93-8. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2013.12.004. (2014)

Ofri Raviv, Itay Lieder, Yonatan Loewenstein, and Merav Ahissar

PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Dec; 10(12): e1003948. (2014)

Shteingart H, Neiman T, Loewenstein Y.

J Exp Psychol Gen. 2013 May;142(2):476-88. (2013)

Sorek M, Balaban NQ, Loewenstein Y.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2013;9(8):e1003179. (2013)

Tal Neiman and Yonatan Loewenstein

Journal of Neuroscience 23 January 2013, 33 (4) 1521-1534; (2013)

Laquitaine S, Piron C, Abellanas D, Loewenstein Y, Boraud T.

PLoS One. 2013 Nov 14;8(11):e80683. (2013)

Ofri Raviv , Merav Ahissar, Yonatan Loewenstein

PLoS Computational Biology 8(10):e1002731 (2012)

Tal Neiman, Yonatan Loewenstein

Nature Communications volume 2, Article number: 569 (2011)

Loewenstein Y, Kuras A, Rumpel S.

J Neurosci. 2011 Jun 29;31(26):9481-8. (2011)

Ashourian P, Loewenstein Y.

PLoS One. 2011 May 12;6(5):e19551. (2011)

Shomrat T, Graindorge N, Bellanger C, Fiorito G, Loewenstein Y, Hochner B.

Curr Biol. 2011 Nov 8;21(21):1773-82. (2011)

Yonatan Loewenstein

Front Comput Neurosci. 2010; 4: 17. (2010)

Loewenstein Y, Prelec D, Seung HS.

Neural Comput. 2009 Oct;21(10):2755-73. (2009)

Jeffrey P. Gavornik, Marshall G. Hussain Shuler, Yonatan Loewenstein, Mark F. Bear, and Harel Z. Shouval

PNAS April 21, 2009 106 (16) 6826-6831; (2009)

Loewenstein Y.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2008 Mar 7;4(3):e1000007. (2008)

Yonatan Loewenstein, Séverine Mahon, Paul Chadderton, Kazuo Kitamura, Haim Sompolinsky, Yosef Yarom & Michael Häusser

Nature Neurosciencevolume 9, page461 (2006)

Yonatan Loewenstein and H. Sebastian Seung

PNAS October 10, 2006 103 (41) 15224-15229; (2006)

Yonatan Loewenstein; Séverine Mahon; Paul Chadderton; Kazuo Kitamura; Haim Sompolinsky; Yosef Yarom; Michael Häusser

Nature Neuroscience, Volume 8, p.202–211 (2005)

Häusser M, Raman IM, Otis T, Smith SL, Nelson A, du Lac S, Loewenstein Y, Mahon S, Pennartz C, Cohen I, Yarom Y.

J Neurosci. 2004 Oct 20;24(42):9215-9. (2004)

Yonatan Loewenstein; Haim Sompolinsky

Nat Neurosci. 2003 Sep;6(9):961-7. (2003)

Yonatan Loewenstein; Haim Sompolinsky

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2002 May;65(5 Pt 1):051926 (2002)

Loewenstein Y, Yarom Y, Sompolinsky H.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Jul 3;98(14):8095-100 (2001)

We are always looking for good graduate students and postdocs with a strong computational background that are interested in brain and behavior.
Lab Website

Bounded learning – biological constraints in cortical learning – Prof. Yonatan Loewenstein

Choice engineering and the modeling of operant learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoOkLchQfnc&t=997s

Yonatan Loewenstein


Phone: +972-2-6585996
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 1, Room 2101, Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew of University Jerusalem, 9190401

“Working memory”