Academic position:
Senior lecture


Field of expertise:

Major Publications :


Guez, J., Cohen, J., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Shiber, A.,Yankovsky, Y., Saar, R. & Shalev, H. (2013). Associative memory impairment in Acute Stress Disorder: Characteristics and Time Course. Psychiatry Research, 209(3), 479-484, doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.12.013.


Saar-Ashkenazy, R., Cohen, J., Guez J., Gasho C., Shelef I., Friedman A. & Shalev H. (2014). Reduced Corpus-Callosum Volume in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Highlights the Importance of Inter-Hemispheric Connectivity for Associative Memory. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27(1), 18-26, doi: 10.1002/jts.21887.


Weissberg, I., Veksler, R., Kamintsky, L., Saar-Ashkenazy, R., Milikovsky, D., Shelef, I. & Friedman, A (2014). Imaging Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in American Football Players. Jama Neurology, 71(11), 1453-1455, doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2682.


Saar-Ashkenazy, R., Shalev, H., Kanthak, MK., Guez, J., Friedman, A. & Cohen, J. (2015). Altered processing of visual emotional stimuli in posttraumatic stress disorder: an event-related potential study. Psychiatry Research-Neuroimaging, doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2015.05.015.


Guez, J., Saar-Ashkenazy, R., Mualem, L., Efrati, M. & Keha, E. (2015). Negative Emotional Arousal Impair Associative Memory Performance for Emotionally Neutral Content in Normal Participants. Plos One, 10(7), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132405.


Saar-Ashkenazy, R., Veksler, R., Guez, J., Jacob., Y., Shelef, I., Shalev, H., Friedman, A. & Cohen, J. (2016). Breakdown of Inter-hemispheric Connectivity is Associated with Posttraumatic Symptomatology and Memory impairment. Plos One 11(2), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144766.


Guez, J.*, Saar-Ashkenazy, R*., Keha, E. & Tiferet-Dweck, C. (2016). The effect of Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) on item and associative recognition of words and pictures in healthy participants. Frontiers in Psychology 7(105), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00507. * = Equal contribution to manuscript.


Shaheen, M., Schindler, L., Saar-Ashkenazy, R., Bani Odeh, K., Soreq, H., Friedman, A. & Kirschbaum, C. (2018). Victims of War – Psychoendocrine Evidence for the Impact of Traumatic Stress on Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents growing up during the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Psychophysiology, doi: 10.1111/psyp.13271.


Schindler, L., Shaheen, M., Saar-Ashkenazy, R., Bani Odeh, K., Sass, S-H., Friedman, A. & Kirschbaum, C. (2019). Victims of War: Dehydroepiandrosterone Concentrations in Hair and Their Associations with Trauma Sequelae in Palestinian Adolescents Living in the West Bank. Brain Science, 9(2), 20; doi: 10.3390/brainsci9020020.


Guez, J., Saar-Ashkenazy, R. & Tiferet-Dweck, C. (2019). Dissociative Associative Memory Deficit as a Function of Primacy and Recency Effects. Psychological Research, doi: 10.1007/s00426-019-01167-5.

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