Dr. Tamar Regev

Dr. Tamar Regev
Dr. Tamar Regev
Zuckerman-CHE Israeli Woman Postdoctoral Scholars
2020-2021 Cohort
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • EvLab
  • Evelina Fedorenko
  • Lab website

For her PhD at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Dr. Regev was intrigued by the question of how individuals perceive music. She characterized neural representations of auditory frequency in the human brain using EEG and computational modeling.

As a postdoctoral researcher in the EvLab Language lab at MIT, Dr. Regev is expanding her focus to the cognitive domains of language and emotion, building on her expertise in auditory research. At MIT, she explores ways in which auditory stimuli give rise to linguistic and emotional content, establish meaning, and contribute to human communication. Specifically, Dr. Regev studies the neural basis of prosody, a core part of the speech signal that carries rich linguistic and extra-linguistic information. Using fMRI neuroimaging, behavioral and computational approaches, she identifies computations and representations that enable us to understand and produce language, as well as their neural implementations.