Itzik Norman, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurological Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Avenue, HSE
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Weizmann Institute of Science, IsraelPh.D.03/2021Neurobiology
    Weizmann Institute of Science, IsraelMs.c.02/2016Neurobiology
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IsraelB.A.09/2013Cognitive Science and Philosophy
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    Weizmann Institute of Science2020  - 2020John F. Kennedy outstanding scientific accomplishments doctoral award
    Tel-Aviv University2020  - 2020FMEM 2020 outstanding student award in tribute to Dr. Fani Andelman
    The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel (NIPI) 2017  - 2017PhD Travel award
    Feinberg Graduate School2016  - 2020Dr. Willem Been PhD scholarship for memory related research
    The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel (NIPI) 2017  - 2017Best poster award
    Weizmann Institute of Science2015  - 2015Departmental travel award
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem2009  - 2011Dean's Honor list

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    Our ability to recall previous personal experiences – things we have seen, heard, said or done – requires coordinated interactions among distributed brain networks that collectively encode, store, retrieve and reenact the content of our memories. Memory of this type, also known as episodic memory, enables us to transcend the 'here and now' and move mentally in time: a few seconds backwards, e.g., when we try to follow a lecture or a conversation, or a few years backwards, when we recall our last trip to Paris. Similar neurocognitive processes also enable us to envision and plan the future through simulation of fictious scenarios.

    In his doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr. Yitzhak (Itzik) Norman investigated the neuronal mechanisms underlying episodic memory in the humans. A key focus of his research was how the hippocampus and cortex interact when memories are retrieved consciously.

    Currently in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Norman studies how verbal memories are encoded and represented in the brain. Through a combination of non-invasive brain imaging techniques (high-field fMRI) and direct intracranial recordings from the hippocampus and the speech cortex (ECoG), Dr. Norman seeks to deepen our mechanistic understanding of human declarative memory.

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    1. Intracranial EEG for Cognitive Neuroscience. What can iEEG inform us about mechanisms of spontaneous behavior? (book chapter). 2022. Yitzhak Norman, Rafael Malach. View Publication.
    2. Hippocampal ripples and their coordinated dialogue with the default mode network during recent and remote recollection. Neuron. 2021 09 01; 109(17):2767-2780.e5. Norman Y, Raccah O, Liu S, Parvizi J, Malach R. PMID: 34297916; PMCID: PMC8693710.
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    3. The Cortical-Hippocampal Interplay during Episodic Memory Retrieval in Humans. 2021. Yitzhak Norman. .
    4. Face-Selective Units in Human Ventral Temporal Cortex Reactivate during Free Recall. J Neurosci. 2021 04 14; 41(15):3386-3399. Khuvis S, Yeagle EM, Norman Y, Grossman S, Malach R, Mehta AD. PMID: 33431634; PMCID: PMC8051680.
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    5. Hippocampal sharp-wave ripples linked to visual episodic recollection in humans. Science. 2019 08 16; 365(6454). Norman Y, Yeagle EM, Khuvis S, Harel M, Mehta AD, Malach R. PMID: 31416934.
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    6. Neuronal baseline shifts underlying boundary setting during free recall. Nat Commun. 2017 11 03; 8(1):1301. Norman Y, Yeagle EM, Harel M, Mehta AD, Malach R. PMID: 29101322; PMCID: PMC5670232.
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