I am a PhD candidate at the Technion’s Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.
As a psychologist, I’m interested in better understanding the complex associations between mental processes, cognition, the brain and genetics. My study aims to characterize the relationship between genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive functions and the underlying neural structures and networks. I aspire to develop novel neuroimaging markers for both prediction of healthy individuals’ diversion into a pathological trajectory and differential dementia diagnosis.
2009-2012: B.A. in Psychology and Fine Arts, University of Haifa.
2012-2015: M.A. in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, University of Haifa. Graduated summa cum laude.
Siman-Tov T., Bosak N., Sprecher E., Paz R., Eran A., Aharon-Peretz J, & Kahn I. (2016). Early Age-Related Functional Connectivity Decline in High-Order Cognitive Networks. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience doi:10.3389/fnagi.2016.00330.
Paz R., Zvielli A., Goldstein P., & Bernstein A. (2017). Brief mindfulness training de-couples the anxiogenic effects of distress intolerance on reactivity to and recovery from stress among deprived smokers. Behaviour Research and Therapy
Paz R., Zvielli A., & Bernstein A. (2015). Does Present Moment Attention Buffer the Effect of Distress Intolerance on Psycho-Bio-Behavioral Responding to an Anxiogenic Stressor? (The talk was given in the 45th annual EABCT congress, Jerusalem, Israel).
Shachar-Dadon A., Gini M., Weintraub Z., Maayan-Metzger A., Haskell E., Paz R., Rahamim O, Wajc M., Schmeltzer M., Maman H., Mazal T.,Schulkin J. and Leshem M. (2012). Transgenerational Effects: Lebanon War II – The Next Generation (Poster was presented in the Israeli Society for Biological Psychiatry Transgenerational Effects: Lebanon War II – The Next Generation. HaGoshrim, Israel).