Prof. Bar is an internationally recognized cognitive neuroscientist, whose novel research has made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of perception, cognition and issues in psychiatry. He graduated in biomedical engineering from Ben-Gurion University in 1988, and following military service in the Israeli Air-Force received a Master’s degree in Applied Math and Computer Sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science (1994), and then a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1998). His dissertation received an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award. Prof. Bar conducted postdoctoral training at the Psychology Department at Harvard University and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he was quickly promoted to a faculty position both at MGH and Harvard Medical School (Neuroscience, Radiology and Psychiatry). In 2011 Prof. Bar moved back to Israel to accept the position of the Director of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center in Bar-Ilan University, following its founding director, Prof. Moshe Abeles. In his work he contributes to further developing the Center, both academically and scientifically, and is committed to the advancement of neuroscience both in Israel and worldwide. During his career, Prof. Bar has mentored over 40 graduate students, fellows, and research assistants, and published over 60 publications in top journals (including Nature and PNAS), as well as authored several book chapters and edited two books.