I am a neurobiologist, an instructor of Psychology, a senior research fellow in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and the acting head of the International Program at Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, Reichman University.
I previously worked in psychoneuroimmunology studying how exposure to stress early in life alters the immune and nervous system interaction, and how individual differences predict vulnerability or resilience to these changes.
More recently, I have expanded my research scope to study human brain-behavior interaction.
Currently, I am focusing on human memory research, specifically on investigating the enhancement of early memory consolidation by neurofeedback and brain stimulation.
Shtoots L., Richter-Levin G., Hugeri O. & Anunu R. (2018). Juvenile stress leads to long-term immunological metaplasticity-like effects on inflammatory responses in adulthood. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 154, 12-21.
Rozengurt R., Shtoots L., Sheriff A., Sadka O. & Levy D.A. (2017). Enhancing early consolidation of human episodic memory by theta EEG neurofeedback. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 145, 165-171.
Richter-Levin G., Kehat O., Shtoots L., Anunu R. (2015). Challenge of developing a validated animal model of PTSD - a focus on the Juvenile Stress model, In Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. 1-12. Springer International Publishing.