Center for Perceptual Systems

Oran Zohar

Oran Zohar (Ph.D candidate from Ben-Gurion university) joined as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Perceptual Systems in May, 2015 as a member of Mary Hayhoe’s Lab.  His graduate work was focused on sound source localization within the auditory system of guinea pig. During his work he studied and developed novel model for fast neural code and the effect of correlation on pooling information from population.

At present, he takes part in developing a model for directing gaze behavior in natural surroundings in order to extract visual information. To that end he is studying the basic models assumption about cognitive structures. In the near future he plans on focusing on the nature and effect of memory, reward and learned priors on gaze behavior.     


Zohar, O., Shackleton, T. M., Nelken, I., Palmer, A. R., & Shamir, M. (2011). First spike latency code for interaural phase difference discrimination in the guinea pig inferior colliculus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(25), 9192-9204.

Zohar, O., Shackleton, T. M., Palmer, A. R., & Shamir, M. (2013). The effect of correlated neuronal firing and neuronal heterogeneity on population coding accuracy in guinea pig inferior colliculus. PloS one, 8(12), e81660.