Tamar is a neuroscientist at UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, heading the Plasticity Lab (www.plasticity-lab.com). Her main interest is in understanding the key drivers and limitations of reorganisation in the adult brain. The primary model for this work is studying individuals with a hand loss. A particular focus is on how habitual behaviour, such as prosthesis usage, shapes brain reorganisation.
Tamar graduated from the Brain and Behavioural Sciences programme at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2009. She was then awarded several career development fellowships to establish her research program on brain plasticity in amputees at the neuroimaging centre of the University of Oxford, first as Research Fellow and later as a Principle Investigator. Tamar has recently joined the faculty of UCL to continue this work.