Dr. Oded Kleinmintz - Postdoctoral Scientist

Oded joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow during the summer of 2021. In the Green Lab, Oded is working on a project examining how creativity can be methodically augmented using cognitive intervention, brain stimulation, and neurofeedback in order to optimize the creative process and product. Oded received his doctoral degree from the University of Haifa (Israel), working in the social and affective neuroscience lab (SANS) with Professor Simone Shamay-Tsoory and Dr. Donna Abecais. Oded's research interests include the underlying cognitive and neural bases of creative cognition. More specifically, his work focused on how environmental factors, such as socialization, enculturation, and expertise (especially musical expertise) may influence the creative process, taking into account that these environmental factors influence both how people generate ideas, and how they evaluate them. His research involved the application of a range of experimental methods (fMRI, TMS, tES). Oded currently lives in DC with his wife and two children (aged 3 and 6). He enjoys raising his children, playing basketball, hiking and camping, very amaturely playing musical instruments, and gaming.