Yoram Bonneh is an Associate Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He received his B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Tel-Aviv University and his Ph.D. from the department of neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute Israel in 1998, and completed postdoctoral training with Michael Merzenich at the University of California, San Francisco.
Bonneh combines extensive research experience in visual psychophysics, electrophysiology and brain disorders such amblyopia (lazy eye), stroke-induced neglect, and autism with extensive experience in software development and technological innovation. He currently heads a lab that studies vision and brain disorders, with a primary focus on involuntary eye movements that allow measuring various perceptual and cognitive functions remotely and in passive viewing, independent of an observer’s voluntary response. His study of autism focuses on the sensory, perceptual and motor impairment of the severely autistic, with a particular long-term interest in case studies of individuals with minimally verbal autism who show paradoxically high cognition. Bonneh has published over 40 papers in high-impact journals in the fields of vision and autism, including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Scientific Reports and others.