Tal Sela, PhD. is an experimental psychologist, a lecturer, and researcher at the Department of Behavioral Sciences, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Kinneret Academic College, Sea of Galilee, Israel. His main research interests focus on trying to understand the cognitive basis of decision-making processes in general and the role of individual differences in risk-taking behavior.
Tal is also interested in the interaction between decision-making and language processing and comprehension. Specifically, he is trying to understand how cognitive control regulates idioms’ understanding. His work employs an interdisciplinary approach, which involves advanced behavioral methods and theoretical models from psychology combined with neuroscience techniques such as brain stimulation and Electroencephalography (EEG).
Areas of expertise: Decision making, Semantic processing, Cognitive control, Brain stimulation