Asaf Gilboa

Dr. Asaf Gilboa, Associate Professor

Research Focus

  • Cognitive neuroscience of memory
  • Memory disorders
  • Semantic memory acquisition and neocortical plasticity
  • Medial Temproal Lobe and remote memory
  • Prefronal cortex and strategic control processes in memory
  • Amnesia
  • Confabulation
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
A causal role for the precuneus in network-wide theta and gamma oscillatory activity during complex memory retrieval eLife Hebscher M, Meltzer JA, Gilboa A 1546318800 Journal Article
The precuneus and hippocampus contribute to individual differences in the unfolding of spatial representations during episodic autobiographical memory Neuropsychologia Hebscher M, Levine B, Gilboa A 1490846400 Journal Article
Ventromedial prefrontal cortex generates pre-stimulus theta coherence desynchronization: A schema instantiation hypothesis Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior Gilboa A, Moscovitch M 1451624400 Journal Article
The Human Dentate Gyrus Plays a Necessary Role in Discriminating New Memories Current biology : CB Baker S, Vieweg P, Gao F, Gilboa A, Wolbers T, Black SE, Rosenbaum RS 1451624400 Journal Article
Using fMRI to understand event construction in developmental amnesia Neuropsychologia Rabin JS, Olsen RK, Gilboa A, Buchsbaum BR, Rosenbaum RS 1451624400 Journal Article
A boost of confidence: The role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in memory, decision-making, and schemas Neuropsychologia Hebscher M, Gilboa A 1451624400 Journal Article
Memory, Decision-Making, and the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex (vmPFC): The Roles of Subcallosal and Posterior Orbitofrontal Cortices in Monitoring and Control Processes Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) Hebscher M, Barkan-Abramski M, Goldsmith M, Aharon-Peretz J, Gilboa A 1451624400 Journal Article
Does Spatial Context Come First? Examining the Temporal Dynamics of Autobiographical Memory 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Hebscher M, Levine B, Gilboa A 1435464000 Presentation
Decoding the Formation of New Semantics: MVPA Investigation of Rapid Neocortical Plasticity during Associative Encoding through Fast Mapping Neural plasticity Atir-Sharon T, Gilboa A, Hazan H, Koilis E, Manevitz LM 1420088400 Journal Article
Not all declarative memories are created equal: Fast Mapping as a direct route to cortical declarative representations NeuroImage Merhav M, Karni A, Gilboa A 1420088400 Journal Article
Higher-order conditioning is impaired by hippocampal lesions Current Biology Gilboa A, Sekeres M, Moscovitch M, Winocur G 1410753600 Journal Article
Nature and extent of person recognition impairments associated with Capgras syndrome in Lewy body dementia Frontiers in human neuroscience Fiacconi CM, Barkley V, Finger EC, Carson N, Duke D, Rosenbaum RS, Gilboa A, Köhler S 1388552400 Journal Article
Schema representation in patients with ventromedial PFC lesions The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience Ghosh VE, Moscovitch M, Melo Colella B, Gilboa A 1388552400 Journal Article
Neocortical catastrophic interference in healthy and amnesic adults: a paradoxical matter of time Hippocampus Merhav M, Karni A, Gilboa A 1388552400 Journal Article
Case studies continue to illuminate the cognitive neuroscience of memory Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Rosenbaum RS, Gilboa A, Moscovitch M 1388552400 Journal Article
What is a memory schema? A historical perspective on current neuroscience literature Neuropsychologia Ghosh VE, Gilboa A 1388552400 Journal Article
). Imagining other people’s experiences in a person with impaired episodic memory: the role of personal familiarity Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition Rabin JS, Carson N, Gilboa A, Stuss DT, Rosenbaum RS 1357016400 Journal Article
Theory of mind development can withstand compromised episodic memory development Neuropsychologia Rabin JS, Braverman A, Gilboa A, Stuss DT, Rosenbaum RS 1341115200 Journal Article
Revisiting Memory in Alzheimer's Disease American Neuropsychiatric Association Gilboa A, Anderson N, Chow TW 1332475200 Presentation
Semantic memory recognition is supported by intrinsic recollection-like processes: "The butcher on the bus" revisited Neuropsychologia Waidergoren S, Segalowicz J, Gilboa A 1325394000 Journal Article
Rapid neocortical acquisition of long-term arbitrary associations independent of the hippocampus Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Sharon T, Moscovitch M, Gilboa A 1294030800 Journal Article
Neurobiology of stress trauma and PTSD Trauma and Mental Health: Resilience and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Shalev A, Gilboa A, Rasmusson A 1291611600 Book Chapter
Telling it like it isn't: the cognitive neuroscience of confabulation Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Gilboa A, Verfaellie M 1288584000 Journal Article
Common and unique neural correlates of autobiographical memory and theory of mind Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Rabin JS, Gilboa A, Stuss DT, Mar RA, Rosenbaum RS 1272686400 Journal Article
Introduction-Telling It Like It Isn't: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Confabulation Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Gilboa A, Verfaellie M 1262322000 Journal Article
The Rise and Fall of Word Retrieval Across the Lifespan Psychology and Aging Kave G, Knafo A, Gilboa A 1262322000 Journal Article
Knowing your lines but missing your cue: rostral prefrontal lesions impair prospective memory cue detection, but not action-intention superiority Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Uretzky S, Gilboa A 1262322000 Journal Article
Strategic retrieval, confabulations, and delusions: Theory and data Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Gilboa A 1262322000 Journal Article
Ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions produce early functional alterations during remote memory retrieval Journal of Neuroscience Gilboa A, Alain C, He Y, Stuss DT, Moscovitch M 1239768000 Journal Article
Amnesia as an impairment of detail generation and binding: Evidence from personal, fictional, and semantic narratives in K.C Neuropsychologia Rosenbaum RS, Gilboa A, Levine B, Winocur G, Moscovitch M 1230786000 Journal Article
Spontaneous Confabulation: Behavioural and electrophysiological evidence in support of a new model International Conference on Memory Gilboa A, Alain C, Stuss DT, Melo B, Moscovitch M 1153022400 Presentation
The cognitive neuroscience of remote episodic, semantic and spatial memory Current Opinion in Neurobiology Moscovitch M, Nadel L, Winocur G, Gilboa A, Rosenbaum RS 1143867600 Journal Article
Memory monitoring and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex: An electrophysiological study of patients with focal lesions and healthy controls Cognitive Neuroscience Society Gilboa A, Alain C, Stuss DT, Hu Y, Moscovitch M 1143867600 Presentation
Mechanisms of spontaneous confabulations: a strategic retrieval account Brain Gilboa A, Alain C, Stuss DT, Melo B, Miller S, Moscovitch M, 1136091600 Journal Article
Amnesia: Implications for Developmental Disorders Institute for Advanced Studies: Cognitive Neuroscience, Development and Psychopathology Gilboa A, Moscovitch M 1136091600 Presentation
Spontaneous Confabulation: Behaviouoral and electrophysiological evidence in support of a new model International Conference on Memory Gilboa A, Moscovitch M 1136091600 Presentation
Hippocampal contributions to recollection in retrograde and anterograde amnesia Hippocampus Gilboa A, Winocur G, Rosenbaum RS, Poreh A, Gao F, Black SE, Westmacott R, Moscovitch M 1136091600 Journal Article
Rehabilitation of person after Traumatic Brain Injury: A review of current models and therapeutic standards Rehabilitation Section of the Ministry of Defense, Israel Gilboa A 1133845200 Technical Paper
Functional neuroanatomy of remote episodic, semantic and spatial memory: a unified account based on multiple trace theory Journal of Anatomy Moscovitch M, Rosenbaum RS, Gilboa A, Addis DR, Westmacott R, Grady C, McAndrews MP, Levine B, Black SE, Winocur G, Nadel L 1120449600 Journal Article
Confabulation after anterior communicating artery (ACOA) aneurysm rupture: Temporal context confusion or general monitoring failure? JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE Gilboa A, Alain C, Stuss DT, Moscovitch M 1113019200 Abstract
Hippocampal complex contribution to retention and retrieval of recent and remote episodic and semantic memories: evidence from behavioral and neuroimaging studies of healthy and brain-damaged people Dynamic Cognitive Processes Moscovitch M, Westmacott R, Gilboa A, Addis DR, Rosenbaum RS, Viskontas I, Priselac S, Svoboda E, Ziegler M, Black SE, Gao F, Grady CL, Freedman M, Köhler S, Leach L, Levine B, McAndrews MP, Nadel L, Proulx G, Richards B, Ryan L, Stokes K, Winocur G 1104555600 Book Chapter
Retrieval of autobiographical memory in Alzheimer's disease: relation to volumes of medial temporal lobe and other structures Hippocampus Gilboa A, Ramirez J, Köhler S, Westmacott R, Black SE, Moscovitch M 1104555600 Journal Article
Symptom Checklist-90 Revised Scores in Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury: Affective Reactions or Neurobehavioral Outcomes of the Injury? Applied Neuropsychology Hoofien D, Barak O, Vakil E, Gilboa A 1104555600 Journal Article
Remembering our past: functional neuroanatomy of recollection of recent and very remote personal events Cerebral Cortex Gilboa A, Winocur G, Grady CL, Hevenor SJ, Moscovitch M 1072933200 Journal Article
Neuropsychological functioning in major depression and responsiveness to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants Journal of Affective Disorders Kampf-Sherf O, Zlotogorski Z, Gilboa A, Speedie L, Lereya J, Rosca P, Shavit Y 1072933200 Journal Article
Unawareness of cognitive deficits and daily functioning among persons with traumatic brain injuries Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Hoofien D, Gilboa A, Vakil E, Barak O 1072933200 Journal Article
Autobiographical and episodic memory--one and the same? Evidence from prefrontal activation in neuroimaging studies Neuropsychologia Gilboa A 1072933200 Journal Article
Functional connectivity of the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in posttraumatic stress disorder Biological Psychiatry Gilboa A, Shalev AY, Laor L, Lester H, Louzoun Y, Chisin R, Bonne O 1072933200 Journal Article
Cerebral blood flow in chronic symptomatic mild traumatic brain injury Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Bonne O, Gilboa A, Louzoun Y, Kempf-Sherf O, Katz M, Fishman Y, Ben-Nahum Z, Krausz Y, Bocher M, Lester H, Chisin R, Lerer B 1067662800 Journal Article
The role of the hippocampal complex in long-term episodic memory Cognition and Emotion in the Brain Nadel L, Ryan L, Hayes SM, Gilboa A, Moscovitch M 1041397200 Book Chapter
Resting Regional Cerebral Perfusion in Recent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Biological Psychiatry Bonne O, Gilboa A, Louzoun Y, Brandes D, Yona I, Lester H, Barkai G, Freedman N, Chisin R, Shalev AY 1041397200 Journal Article
A functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) study of remote and recent autobiographical memory using family photographs JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE Gilboa A, Winocur G, Grady CL, Hevenor SJ, Moscovitch M 1018756800 Abstract
The cognitive neuroscience of confabulation: A review and a model Handbook of Memory Disorders Gilboa A, Moscovitch M 1009861200 Book Chapter
PTSD symptoms and cognitive performance in recent trauma survivors Psychiatry Research Brandes D, Ben-Schachar G, Gilboa A, Bonne O, Freedman S, Shalev AY 1009861200 Journal Article
Comparison of the predictive power of socioeconomic variables, severity of injury and age on long-term outcome of traumatic brain injury: sample-specific variables versus factors as predictors Brain Injury Hoofien D, Vakil E, Gilboa A, Donovick PJ, Barak O 1009861200 Journal Article
Longitudinal MRI study of hippocampal volume in trauma survivors with PTSD American Journal of Psychiatry Bonne O, Brandes D, Gilboa A, Gomori JM, Shenton ME, Pitman RK, Shalev AY 978325200 Journal Article
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) 10-20 years later: a comprehensive outcome study of psychiatric symptomatology, cognitive abilities and psychosocial functioning Brain Injury Hoofien D, Gilboa A, Vakil E, Donovick PJ 978325200 Journal Article
Criterion validation of premorbid intelligence estimation in persons with traumatic brain injury: "hold/don't hold" versus "best performance" procedures Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Hoofien D, Vakil E, Gilboa A 946702800 Journal Article


  • 1997: B.A., Psychology; 'Amirim' program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2000: M.A., Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2004: Ph.D., Psychology; Program in Neuroscience, University of Toronto Toronto, ON, Canada

Academic Appointments

  • 2004–2005: Post-doctoral fellow, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest
  • 2005–2007: Lecturer (Proposed rank; Part time), Psychology, University of Haifa
  • 2007–2009: Lecturer (Full time; Tenure track), Psychology, University of Haifa
  • 2009–2010: Senior Lecturer (Tenured), Psychology, University of Haifa

Professional Affiliations

  • 2000–Present: Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • 2004–Present: Member, Memory Disorders Research Society (MDRS)
  • 2004–Present: Member, Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry
  • 2007–Present: Member, Society for Neuroscience
  • 2008–Present: Member, Israel Society for Neuroscience

Distinctions and Awards

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