Eva Khasis, Neuropsychology

Eva is originally from Haifa. She has been living in Jerusalem for the past four years. Her mother, a single parent, raised Eva while also caring for her aging parents.

From a young age, Eva dreamt about studying in the Hebrew University. She decided to study towards a BA in international relations and psychology. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted a study testing the influence of negative memories on subjects’ attention span, gathering data from 77 subjects. She demonstrated a decline in attentiveness following the retrieval of negative memories, compared to neutral ones.

Today, Eva is working towards a masters in applied neuropsychology, having grown interested in the relationship between brain activity, the mind, and behavior. As part of her thesis, she joined a study testing the auditory and tactile modalities in sighted and congenitally blind participants.

Eva’s future goal is to become a therapist and treat people with brain injuries. She currently volunteers as an employment consultant at The National Institute for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, gaining professional experience.

I feel very honored to receive a scholarship and I hope that one day I will be able to give out scholarships to other students myself.


January 2020

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