Noam Goldway

Noam Goldway

PhD student at Prof. Talma Hendler‘s laboratory

Research title
Brain mechanisms underlining embodied emotion and the sense of self.

Research project

In my research I wish to unveil the neural substrates involved in creating and sustaining a subjective experience of emotion and self, with special consideration to the role of the Insula and its functional connections. To that aim, we use advanced brain imaging during rest as well as active paradigms of somatic and social pain, alongside a perturbation approach in the form of pharmacologic manipulation based on the administration of Ketamine, a psychoactive substance known to alter self-related phenomenological experience.


  • Conference abstract – E. Simon, N. Oren, H. Sharon, A. Kirshner, N. Goldway, T. Hendler. The neural interplay of emotion and attention following sleep deprivation. the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience . Milan, Italy, July 5-9, 2014.

  • Conference abstract – E. Ben-Simon, N.Oren, H.Sharon, A. Kirshner, N. Goldway, T. Hendler. Losing control: the neural basis of affective regulation without sleep. The 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Washington DC, USA, November 15-19, 2014.

  • Goldway N, Sharon H, Hendler T. Poster, SAN, Corfu, Greece .2016

  • Goldway N, Sharon H, Hendler T. Poster, World Congress on Pain, Yokohama, Japan. 2016

  • Goldway N, Sharon H, Hendler T. Oral presentation, TAU Research Hub on Pain, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2016

  • Goldway N, Sharon H, Hendler T. Poster, ISBP, Ha-Goshrim, Israel. 2016


  • Simon, E. B., Oren, N., Sharon, H., Kirschner, A., Goldway, N., Okon-Singer, H., Tauman, R., Deweese, MM., Keil A & Hendler, T. (2015). Losing Neutrality: The Neural Basis of Impaired Emotional Control without Sleep. The Journal of Neuroscience.


  • Travel award, the 16th World Congress on Pain in Yokohama, Japan (2016)

  • Research grant, Best research proposal, Israel Pain Association (2016)


Research Categories: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive neuroscience

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