Ifat Levy, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Departments & Organizations

Comparative Medicine: Decision Neuroscience Lab | Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM)

Discovery to Cure Internship

Faculty Research

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

VA National Center for PTSD

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Behavioral and Systems; Cognitive/Learning and Memory; Neuroimaging

Office of Cooperative Research


I am interested in the neural mechanisms underlying decision-making in humans, in individual differences in these mechanisms, and in the possible contribution of decision traits to pathological behavior. Our research focuses on decision-making under uncertainty, and on value learning and encoding. To study these topics we combine behavioral economics methods with functional MRI, as well as eye tracking and physiological measurements.

Education & Training

PhD Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2004)
LLB Tel Aviv University (1997)
BS Tel Aviv University, Physics (1994)

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Contact Info

Ifat Levy, PhD
Lab Location
Brady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste Ste 407

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Brady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste room 330A

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Comparative MedicinePO Box 208016
New Haven, CT 06520-8016

Decision Neuroscience Lab