Shira Klorfeld

PhD student at Dr. Nitzan Censor’s laboratory

Research project

Extensive studies in animal models and recently in humans, have suggested that after a memory is being retrieved, it is susceptible to changes, i.e., enhancement, degradation, updating etc. These modifications had been related to consolidation-like processes that follows every memory reactivation. Interestingly, this was found to be true also for procedural (motor and visual) skill acquisition. For instance, performance in a motor skill can be improved with every retrieval even without further practice. In my research, I explore the neural mechanisms of procedural memories, using different methods – behavioral methods, TMS, fMRI, EEG and eye-tracking.