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Yoed  Kenett

Yoed Kenett

Postdoctoral Researcher


I have a Ph.D. (2015) in neuroscience from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, working at the labs of Dr. Sharon Thompson-Schill and Dr. Anjan Chatterjee. My research computationally and empirically investigates the structure of semantic memory (our memory of knowledge and facts) and how it constrains cognitive processes operating over it, in typical and clinical populations. I then apply neurocognitive empirical methods to study these quantitative findings. Here at Penn, I am gaining experience in neuroimaging research, applying network neuroscience methods to study creativity. In parallel, I am exploring further cognitive domains, such as conceptual combinations and aesthetic perception. A few of my current projects address topics on the conceptual representation of beauty and well-being, aesthetic emotions, dynamics of semantic memory, and the neural dynamics of generating and evaluating creative ideas.
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