Merav Sabri, PhDMerav Sabri, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Neurology

Research Page


  • Adult Neurology


  • Functional Imaging
  • Event-Related Potential
  • MEG
  • Attention and Auditory Processing
  • Language Processing
  • Aging


  • BS, Open University, Ramat-Gan College, Israel, 1996
  • MA, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 1998
  • PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2001


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2003–2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology Indiana University-School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2001-2003


  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2000-present
  • Human Brain Mapping Organization, 2001-present
  • Neuroscience Society, 2001-present
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research, 1998-present


  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Travel Award, 2006
  • NIH National Research Service Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003-2004
  • Indiana University Biomedical Imaging Center of Excellence, 2001-2003
  • University of Ottawa International and Admission Scholarship, 1998-2001
  • Bar-Ilan Scholarship for Academic Achievement, 1996-1997
  • Sponsored AAAS/Science membership, 2004-2007
  • NIH/NIDCD Individual National Research Service Award, 2004-2007
    Simultaneous fMRI/ERP of Auditory Change Detection

Brief Clinical/Research Interest Statement

My research employs noninvasive physiological techniques, event-related potential (ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), together with behavioral measures (e.g., reaction time) to investigate the role of attention in auditory information processing. Specific topics include: 1. Effects of task load (Easy vs. Difficult goal- directed task) on detection of auditory irregularities. 2. Attentional and linguistic interactions in speech perception. 3. Effects of consciousness (e.g., sleep vs. wakefulness) on automatic detection of auditory deviance.

Current Funding

2007, "Neural Mechanisms of Auditory Attention," NIH/NIDCD 1 R03 DC008399-01A1, Principal Investigator, 2007-2010

Recent Publications