Publications
Cognitive neuroscientist and senior postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Rafi Malach and Dr. Erez Simony at the Weizmann Institute of Science. I use psychophysics, fMRI, MEG and advanced computational approaches to investigate the neural basis of naturalistic perception. I study large-scale neural dynamics of naturalistic processing, and perceptual integration and its modulators in natural visual, auditory and audiovisual perception.
Talia Brandman

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Brandman T, Peelen MV (2019). Signposts in the fog: objects facilitate scene representations in left scene-selective cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(3): 390-400.
Brandman T, Peelen MV (2017). Interaction between scene and object processing revealed by human fMRI and MEG decoding. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(32): 7700-7710.
Brandman T, Yovel G (2016). Bodies are represented as wholes rather than their sum of parts in the occipital-temporal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 26(2): 530-543.
Brandman T, Yovel G (2012). A face inversion effect without a face. Cognition, 125(3): 365-72.
Sadeh B, Pitcher D, Brandman T, Eisen A, Thaler A, Yovel G (2011). Stimulation of object-category selective areas modulates ERP to their preferred categories. Current Biology, 21(22): 1894-1899.
Brandman T, Yovel G (2010). The body inversion effect is mediated by face-selective, not body-selective, mechanisms. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(31): 10534-10540.
Yovel G, Tambini A, Brandman T (2008). The asymmetry of the fusiform face area is a stable individual characteristic that underlies the left-visual-field superiority for faces. Neuropsychologia, 46, 3061-3068.
Doctoral degree
PhD awarded 05/2014. The Direct Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Neuroscience for Outstanding Students (IDPN-TAU), Tel Aviv University.

Thesis: The cognitive and neural basis of visual processing of human bodies.

Advisor: Prof. Galit Yovel.

Research themes
Large-scale dynamic connectivity predictive of dynamic cognitive states.

Default mode network dynamics in naturalistic processing.

Contextual integration of objects and scenes in human visual cortex.

audiovisual and semantic facilitation of visual object processing.

The role of attention and awareness in naturalistic processing.
Techniques
psychophysics, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA), state-fluctuation pattern analysis (SFPA), inter-subject functional correlation (ISFC), steady state visually evoked potential (SSVEP).
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Previous research position
Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Marius Peelen at the CIMeC, University of Trento (2014-2018).

Funded by a European Union's Marie Curie Individual Fellowship.
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Brandman T, Avancini C, Leticevscaia O, Peelen MV (2020). Auditory and semantic cues facilitate decoding of visual object category in MEG. Cerebral Cortex, 30(2):597–606.
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Brandman T, Malach R, Simony E (preprint). The surprising role of the default mode network. bioRxiv.
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