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Merav Sabri, PhD


Merav Sabri, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor


  • Neurology


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



Adult Neurology


Functional Imaging
Event-Related Potential
Attention and Auditory Processing
Language Processing


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

Honors and Awards

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

Research Interests

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.

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