Dr. Jason Friedman
Dr. Jason Friedman is a senior researcher in the Dept. Physical Therapy and a member of the Sagol School of Neuroscience, at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on human motor control – understanding how the brain controls movement. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Jason moved to Israel after completing a B.Sc degree in Computer Science at Monash University.
In Israel, he completed an M.Sc and Ph.D in Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science, examining questions related to arm movements and grasping. Following postdoctoral research at Penn State University, USA in the Dept. Kinesiology, and in the Dept. Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, he returned to Israel to take up a position at Tel Aviv University in the Department of Physical therapy.
Jason combines his computational background with a clinical approach, where he works on better understanding the basic processes of how we coordinate our movements and learn to produce new movements, how and why movements differ in movement disorders, and what are the optimal strategies for movement rehabilitation.