Dr. Noam Karsh

Dr. Noam Karsh
ד"ר נעם קרש
Accordion Title Biographical Info

Biographical Info

Noam is a lecturer in the Psychology department and the head of the Psychology unit in the Multidisciplinary Studies department. Noam is a Cognitive and Social psychologist who has a broad interest in how the 'self' is embodied in a motor action and the interplay between related (low-level) sensorimotor and (high-level) cognitive processes.

Accordion Title Research


Noam is the head of the Social and Motor Cognition lab. The current research in the lab focuses on the contribution of control-effectiveness feedback (an own-action sensory effect) and a higher-level cognition to the 'so-called' sense of agency. He is especially interested in how such mechanisms further influence motor control, action-selection, motivation, impulsive decision making, shaping behavior, perception, and subjective experience. His research utilizes various cognitive and behavioral psychology methods to investigate typically developed adults and children and clinical populations such as Autism and ADHD.

Accordion Title Teaching


  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Lab Seminar
  • Human Motivation
  • The Psychology of Influence and Control
Accordion Title Publications


  • Karsh, N., & Eyal, T. (2015). How the consideration of positive emotions influences persuasion: The differential effect of pride versus joy. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28, 27-35.
  • Karsh, N., & Eitam, B. (2015) Motivation from control: A response selection framework. In P. Haggard, & B. Eitam (Eds.), The sense of agency. Oxford University Press. pp.265-286.
  • Karsh, N., & Eitam, B. (2015). I control therefore I do: Judgments of agency influence action selection. Cognition, 138, 122-131.
  • Karsh, N., Eitam, B., Mark, I., & Higgins, E. T. (2016). Bootstrapping agency: How control relevant information affects motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 145, 1333-1350.
  • Karsh, N., Berkovsky, O., & Eitam, B. (2018). Evidence for pain attenuation by the motor system-based judgment of agency. Consciousness and Cognition, 57, 134-146.
  • Hen, M., Karsh, N., Langer, E., & Shechter, R. (2020). Gender differences in implicit exposure to cyber-pornography. The Journal of Social Psychology, 1-11.
  • Karsh, N., Hemed, E., Nafcha, O., Elkayam, S. B., Custers, R., & Eitam, B. (2020). The Differential Impact of a Response’s Effectiveness and its Monetary Value on Response-Selection. Scientific Reports, 10, 1-12.
  • Karsh, N., Haklay, I., Raijman, N., Lampel, A., & Custers, R. (2021). Control alters risk-taking: The motivating impact of action-effectiveness in different risk contexts. Motivation Science, 7(4).
  • Shoval R., Karsh, N., & Eitam, B. (Revised and submitted). Choosing to choose or not.
  • Hemed, E., Karsh, N., Mark, I., & Eitam, B. (Revised and submitted). Evidence for a strictly motor system-based judgment of agency.
  • Karsh, N., Ahmad, Z., Freud, E., & Hadad, B. (Under review). Agency evaluation in motor cognition: Control-effectiveness feedback and its experimental context enhance motor performance.
  • Karsh, N., Horovitz, O., Soker, E. (in prep.). I control it therefore I can stop it: The contribution of action-effectiveness to response inhibition.
  • Ahmad, Z., Karsh, N., Hadad, B., & Freud, E. (in prep.). Reduced dissociation between perception and action in autism.
  • Karsh, N., Siso, R. (in prep.). Action's control-effectiveness feedback reduces false-alarms errors in both ADHD and non-ADHD individuals.
  • Karsh, N., & Hadad, B. (in prep.). An attenuated impact of action's control-effectiveness feedback on motor response-selection in autism spectrum disorder.
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