Ilanit Gordon is a professor at the Department of Psychology and the Gonda Brain Research Center at Bar Ilan University (Israel). During her PhD work at Bar Ilan University, she studied the hormonal basis of the transition to parenthood and during her postdoctoral work at the Yale Child Study Center, she assessed the effects of oxytocin administration on the brain in autism spectrum disorders. In her Social Neuroscience Lab, she currently researches the neurophysiological basis of social function in health and at-risk.
Dr. Gordon’s lab utilizes behavioral microanalysis techniques to assess naturalistic behavior, together with brain imaging methods, measures of the autonomic nervous system, and hormonal measures or intervention. Some of her major research projects include (a) the neural and behavioral impact of oxytocin administration in children with ASD, (b) the physiological basis of synchronization and social interaction in groups, and (c) the biological basis of charismatic influence in interacting groups.