Assistant professor Yoed N. Kenett joined the faculty in 2020. He has received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Bar-Ilan University in 2015. Yoed has held Post-Doctoral positions at Brown University, 2015-2016, and at the University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2020.
Yoed's research interests lie in studying the complexity of higher-level cognition in typical and clinical population, focusing on creativity, associative thought, knowledge, and memory search. To investigate these issues, he applies computational, behavioral, and neural methods.
Kenett, Y. N., Levy, O., Kenett, D. Y., Stanley, H. E., Faust, M., & Havlin, S. (2018). Flexibility of thought in high creative individuals represented by percolation analysis.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(5), 867-872. Link: https://www.pnas.org/content/115/5/867.short
Beaty, R. E., Kenett, Y. N., Christensen, A. P., Rosenberg, M. D., Benedek, M., Chen, Q., Fink, A. Qiu, J., Kwapil, T. R., Kane, M. J., & Silvia, P. J. (2018). Robust prediction of individual creative ability from brain functional connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(5), 1087-1092. Link: https://www.pnas.org/content/115/5/1087.short
Kenett, Y. N., Levi, E., Anaki, D., & Faust, M. (2017). The semantic distance task: Quantifying semantic distance with semantic network path length. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 43(9), 1470-1489. Link: https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding