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Eli Vakil

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Eli Vakil
אלי וקיל
Eli Vakil
Eli Vakil
Born (1953-03-04) March 4, 1953 (age 71)
Alma materBar Ilan University, CUNY Graduate Center
OrganizationBar Ilan University
AwardsDistinguished Career Award of the International Neuropsychological Society
Eli Vakil by Rafi Kotz, 2007

Eli Vakil (Hebrew: אלי וקיל) (born March 4, 1953) is an Israeli clinical neuropsychologist. He is a professor emeritus and former departmental chairman of the Department of Psychology,[1] and the head of the Memory and Amnesia Lab at the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar Ilan University.[2] He is also director of the Rehabilitation Center for Veterans after Traumatic Brain-Injury (TBI) in Jaffa, Israel.[3]


In 1974–1976, Vakil studied at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, graduating with a B.A. in psychology.[2] He received his Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1985. His dissertation was titled: "Encoding of frequency of occurrence, temporal order, and spatial location information by closed-head-injured and elderly subjects: Is it automatic?" Vakil is married with three children and lives in Ra'anana.[4]

Academic and therapy career[edit]

Vakil started his career as a clinical neuropsychologist working in rehabilitation with patients who had sustained severe head-injuries. He worked at the Head Trauma Program at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York University Medical Center, and in the Recanati National Institute for the Rehabilitation of the head-injured person in Israel.[5][2]

In the summer of 2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Kessler Foundation in West Orange, New Jersey.[6]

Vakil was chairman of the rehabilitation psychology section in the Israeli Psychological Association.[7]

He is a founding member of the Israeli Neuropsychological Society and has served as a board member of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).[8]

Vakil has served as an associate editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS).[9]

In 2017 he received the Distinguished Career Award of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).[10]


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    ברנדשטטר, נדב (19 August 2009). "החיים בעולם ללא שכחה". Calcalist. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Laboratory for Memory and Amnesia Research". Bar Ilan University. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  3. ^ "מרכז השיקום לנכי צה"ל ביפו". Bar Ilan University. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  4. ^ Reisfeld, Smadar. "Who Are We Without Our Memories?". Haaretz. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ The SAGE handbook of applied memory. Timothy J. Perfect, D. Stephen Lindsay. Los Angeles. 2014. ISBN 978-1-4462-0842-7. OCLC 871775672.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link) CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "07FEB17 - Long-term Outcome Following TBI". Kessler Foundation Podcasts. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Rehabilitation Psychology in Israel". Israeli Psychological Association. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Minutes From the Thirty-Third Annual International Neuropsychological Society Meeting". Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 11 (7): 935–938. November 2005. doi:10.1017/S1355617705059990. S2CID 232347620. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
    "INS Business Meeting July 10 2014" (PDF). International Neuropsychological Society. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society - Editorial board". cambridge. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Distinguished Career Award Recipient INS 2017". International Neuropsychological Society. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
    "Distinguished Career Award". psychology.org.il. Retrieved 24 May 2020.

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