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Tal Geffen

PhD candidate; Research Group Learning and Cognition

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Tal Geffen is a Ph.D. candidate at the AG Lernen und Kognition group within the psychiatry department of Charité Campus Mitte (CCM). Her area of research involves the analysis of resting state functional connectivity (rs-fMRI data) in Schizophrenia and OCD, applying seed-based methods with striatal focus and large-scale connectivity gradients. Tal is under the supervision of Prof. Dr. med. Florian Schlagenhauf and Prof. Jonathan Smallwood. Prior to this, Tal worked as a neuropsychologist at Tel-Aviv Sourasky-Medical Center. She earned a master's degree in clinical neuropsychology, where her thesis explored Mind-Wandering in Parkinson's disease at the Sagol Brain Institute in Tel-Aviv. Tal also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Geffen, T., Smallwood, J., Finke, C., Olbrich, S., Sjoerds, Z., & Schlagenhauf, F. (2022). Functional connectivity alterations between default mode network and occipital cortex in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). NeuroImage: Clinical33, 102915.

Geffen, Tal, Avner Thaler, Gadi Gilam, Eti Ben Simon, Nimrod Sarid, Tanya Gurevich, Nir Giladi, et al. "Reduced mind wandering in patients with Parkinson's disease." Parkinsonism & related disorders 44 (2017): 38-43.