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  • Prof. Yochai Ataria
  • Professor
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology - B.A.
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  • Yochai Ataria (1982) is anassociate professor at Tel-Hai College, Israel. He conducted his PhD in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem andhis post-doctoralresearch in the Neurobiology Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science.He is the author of the following books: The Structural Trauma of WesternCulture (2017); Body Disownership in Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(2018); The Mathematics of Trauma [Hebrew] (2014); Not in our Brain [Hebrew](2019); Levi versus Ka-Tsetnik (in press); Consciousness in Flesh (2022).In addition, he co-edited the following volumes: Interdisciplinary Handbook ofCulture and Trauma (2016); Jean Améry: Beyond the Minds Limits (2019); Kafka:New Perspectives [Hebrew] (2013); The End of the Human Era [Hebrew] (2016);2001: A Space Odyssey – 50th Anniversary [Hebrew] (2019); Body Schema and Body Image: New Directions (2021).

    יוחאי עתריה (1982) הוא פרופ' חבר  במכללה האקדמית תל-חי. ראש החוג הרב תחומי. את הפוסט-דוקטורט (2014-16) עשה במכון וייצמן במחלקה לנוירוביולוגיה ואת הדוקטורט עשה באוניברסיטה העברית בתוכנית לפילוסופיה של המדע (2011-14). יוחאי פרסם יותר מארבעים מאמרים בכתבי עת שיפוטיים ופרסם חמישה ספרים נוספים: המתמטיקה של הטראומה (ספרא, 2014); לא על המוח לבדו (מאגנס, 2019). בלי וירוסים.

  • A. Publications (* = published since the last promotion)   

    1. MA thesis: Consciousness-body-time: How do people think lacking their body? Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Cognitive Sciences. supervisor, date of receipt of degree. (Heb.) Degree received 2011.

    2. PhD dissertation:  The phenomenology of trauma: The case of dissociation during trauma (a chapters dissertation). Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Philosophy and Sociology of Science. Supervisors: Prof. Yemima Ben-Menahem and Prof. Yuval Neria (Columbia University). Degree received 2015.

    3. Books (* = since the last promotion)

    Published & Accepted for Publication    

    1.        Ataria, Y. (2014). The mathematics of trauma. Tel Aviv: Safra. (Heb).

    2.        Ataria, Y. (2017). The structural trauma of western culture: Towards the end of humanity. New York:Palgrave Macmillan.

    3.        Ataria, Y. (2018). Body disownership in complex post-traumatic stress disorder. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    4.        *Ataria, Y. (2019). Not in our brain  Jerusalem: Magnes. (Heb.)

    5.        *Ataria, Y. (2021). Primo Levi and Ka-Tsetnik. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    6.        *Ataria, Y. (2022). Consciousness in flesh. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    7.        *Ataria, Y. (in press).The Uncanny and the Technological Ghetto. New York. Palgrave Macmillan.

    8.        *Ataria, Y. (in press). Levi and  Ka-Tsetnik. Haifa: Pardes. (Heb.)[1]  


    9.        *Ataria, Y. (under review). Humanity: An epilogue.

    4.      Edited books (* = since the last promotion)    

    Published & Accepted for Publication

    1.        Shamir, Z., Ataria, Y. & Nagid, H. (Eds.). (2013). Kafka: New perspectives. Tel Aviv: Safra. (Heb.)

    2.        Ataria, Y., Gurevitch, D., Pedya, H., & Neria, Y. (Eds.). (2016). Interdisciplinary handbook of culture and trauma. Switzerland: Springer International.

    3.        Ataria, Y. & Shalev, A. (Eds.). (2016). The end of the human era. Haifa: Pardes. (Heb.)

    4.        *Ataria, Y. Kravitz, A. & Pitcovski, E. (Eds.). (2019). Jean Améry: Beyond the minds limits. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    5.        *Ataria, Y. & Markovich, G. (Eds.). (2019). 2001: A Space Odyssey – 50th anniversary. Haifa: Pardes. (Heb.)

    6.        *Ataria, Y. Gallagher, S. & Tanaka, S. (Eds.). (2021). Body Schema and Body Image. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    5.      Articles in refereed journals (Ranking: The SCImago Journal & Country Rank;* = published since the last promotion)

    Published & Accepted for Publication     

    1.        Ataria, Y. (2012). Make music, not war: Berlin as a metaphor for post-modernity in Run Lola Run. Slil: Journal of the History of Cinema and Television, 6, 69–121. (Heb.)

    2.        Ataria, Y. & Neria, Y. (2013). Consciousness-BODY-TIME: How do people think lacking their body? Human Studies, 36(2), 159-178. [Philosophy: Q1]

    3.        Ataria, Y. (2013). A good Jew. History & Theory: The Protocols, 27, (Heb.)

    4.        Ataria, Y. (2013). Prisoners of war: How do people think lacking a body and sense of time. Society and Welfare, 1, 99–120. (Heb.)

    5.        Ataria, Y. (2013). The crisis of manhood. Slil: Journal of the History of Cinema and Television, 7, 57–81. (Heb.)

    6.        Ataria, Y. (2013). Traumatic silence. History & Theory: The Protocols, 29. . (Heb.)

    7.        Ataria, Y., & Somer, E. (2013). Total otherness in dissociative identity disorder. Journal for Otherness, 4(1), 1–25.

    8.        Ataria, Y. (2014). Where do we end and where does the world begin? The case of insight meditation. Philosophical Psychology, 1–19. doi:10.1080/09515089.2014.969801 [Philosophy: Q1; h-index of philosophy – 5th]

    9.        Ataria, Y. (2014). Traumatic memories as black holes: A qualitative-phenomenological approach. Qualitative Psychology, 1(2), 123–140. [Psychology: Q1]

    10.    Ataria, Y. (2014). Acute peritraumatic dissociation: In favor of a phenomenological inquiry. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 15(3), 332–347. doi: 10.1080/15299732.2013.853722 [Clinical Psychology Q2 Psychiatry and Mental Health Q2]

    11.    Ataria, Y.  (2014). Trauma: The passage from individual to society. Ma'arag, 5, 239–270. (Heb.)

    12.    Somer, E. & Ataria, Y. [equal contribution] (2014). Adverse outcome of continuous traumatic stress: The tale of traumatized women in Sderot. International Journal of Stress Management. doi:10.1037/a0038300 [Medicine Q1, Education Q1]

    13.    Ataria, Y. (2015). Dissociation during trauma: The ownership-agency tradeoff  model. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences,14(4), 1037-1053. doi: 10.1007/s11097-014-9392-9 [Philosophy: Q1; h-index of philosophy – 6th]

    14.    Ataria, Y. (2015). I am not my body, this is not my body. Human Studies. doi:10.1007/s10746-015-9366-0 [Philosophy: Q1]

    15.    Ataria, Y. (2015). Trauma from an enactive perspective: The collapse of the knowing-how structure. Adaptive Behavior, 23(3), 143-154. doi:10.1177/1059712315578542 [Experimental and Cognitive Psychology; H Index = 41]

    16.    Ataria, Y. (2015). Sense of ownership and sense of agency during trauma. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 14(1), 199–212. doi:10.1007/s11097-013-9334-y [Philosophy: Q1; h-index of philosophy – 6th]

    17.    Ataria, Y. (2015). Post traumatic stress disorder: A theory of perception, 1-12. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. doi:10.1007/s10746-015-9366-0 [Clinical Psychology Q3]

    18.    Ataria, Y., & Gallagher, S. (2015). Somatic apathy: Body disownership in the context of torture. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 46(1), 105-122. doi:10.1163/15691624-12341286 [Clinical Psychology Q3]

    19.    Ataria, Y. Dor-Ziderman, Y., & Berkovich-Ohana, A. (2015). How does it feel to lack a sense of boundaries? The case of mindfulness meditation. Consciousness and Cognition, 37, 133-147. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2015.09.002 [Arts and Humanities Q1; Developmental and Educational Psychology Q1]

    20.    Ataria, Y. (2015). A new model for bearing witness. Ma'arag, 7, 177-244. (Heb.)

    21.    Besser, A. Weinberg, M. Zeigler-Hill, V. Ataria, Y., & Neria, Y. (2015). Humor and trauma-related psychopathology among survivors of terror attacks and their spouses. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 78(4),  341-353. doi:10.1080/00332747.2015.1061312.

    22.    Weinberg, M., Besser, A., Ataria, Y., & Neria, Y. (2015). Survivor–spousal dissociation and PTSD: Personal and dyad relationships. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. doi:10.1080/15299732.2015.1130006 [Clinical Psychology Q2; Psychiatry and Mental Health Q2]

    23.    Ataria, Y. (2016). Body without a self, self without body. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 36(1), 29-40. doi:10.1037/teo0000029 [Philosophy: Q1]

    24.    Ataria, Y. (2016). I have been traumatized – Therefore we exist. Trauma and Memory, 4(1), 4-9. doi:10.12869/TM2016-1-02.

    25.    Ataria, Y. (2016). Traumatic and mystical experiences: The dark nights of the soul. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 54(4). 331-356. doi:10.1177/0022167814563143 [Philosophy: Q1]

    26.    Ataria, Y. (2016). On the too often overlooked complexity of the tension between subject and object. Constructivist Foundations, 11(3) (comment article - invited). [Philosophy: Q1]

    27.    Ataria, Y. (2016). When the body becomes the enemy: Disownership toward the body. ​​ ​​Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, 23(1), 1-15. doi:10.1353/ppp.2016.0002 [Philosophy: Q2]

    28.    Dor-Ziderman, Y., Ataria, Y., Fulder, S. Goldstein, A., & Berkovich-Ohana, A. (2016). Self-specific processing in the meditating brain: A MEG neurophenomenology study. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 1, 1-13. doi:10.1093/nc/niw019 [Clinical Psychology Q1]

    29.    Ataria, Y. (2017). Varela as the uncanny. Constructivist Foundations,  12, 153-154 (comment article - invited). [Philosophy: Q1]

    30.    Ataria, Y. (2017). The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything or: some reflections on the feasibility of the neurophenomenology research program. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 24(1-2), 7-30. [Philosophy Q1]

    31.    Ataria, Y. (2018). Mindfulness and trauma: Some striking similarities. Anthropology of Consciousness, 29(1), 44-56. doi:10.1111/anoc.12086 [Q3]

    32.    Arieli, A., & Ataria, Y. [equal contribution]. (2018). Helplessness: The inability to know-that you don’t know-how. Philosophical Psychology. 31(6), 948-968. doi: 10.1080/09515089.2018.1468559. [Philosophy: Q1; h-index of philosophy – 5th]

    33.    *Ataria, Y. (2019). When the body stands in the way. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, 26(1), 19-31. [Philosophy: Q2]

    34.    *Ataria, Y., Lahad, M., & Horovitz, O. (2019) Applying the neurophenomenological approach to the study of trauma: Theory and practice (Target article). Constructivist Foundations, 14(2), 197–214. [Philosophy: Q1]

    35.    *Pitcovski, E., & Ataria, Y. (2019) Conceptual groundwork for the phenomenology of first encounters. Constructivist Foundations 14(2), 180–182. (comment article - invited). [Philosophy: Q1]

    36.    *Ataria, Y. (2019). Becoming nonhuman: The case study of the gulag. Genealogy 3(2), 27. doi: 10.3390/genealogy3020027 (invited paper).

    37.    *Ataria, Y. (2020). Investigating the origins of body-disownership : The Case study of the gulag. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 51(1), 44-82. doi: 10.1163/15691624-12341370

    38.    *Ataria, Y., & Tanaka, S. (2020). When body image takes over the body schema: The case of Frantz Fanon. Human Studies, 43(4), 653-665. doi:10.1007/s10746-020-09543-6 [Philosophy: Q1]

    39.    *Berkovich-Ohana, A., Dor-Ziderman, Y., Trautwein, F. M., Schweitzer, Y., Nave, O., Fulder, S., & Ataria, Y. (2020). The hitchhiker’s guide to neurophenomenology–The case of studying self boundaries with meditators. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01680. 1680 [Psychology: Q1].

    40.    *Ataria, Y., & Horovitz, O. (2021). The destructive nature of severe and ongoing trauma: Impairments in the minimal-self. Philosophical Psychology, 34(2), 254-276. doi: 10.1080/09515089.2020.1854709 [Philosophy: Q1; h-index of philosophy – 5th]

    41.    *Ataria, Y. (2021). The lived body in the age of advanced technology. Constructivist Foundations, 16(1) (comment article - invited). [Philosophy: Q1]

    42.    *Guterman, Y., Ataria, Y., Silverstein, S. (2021) The Imbalanced Plasticity Hypothesis of Schizophrenia-Related Psychosis: A Predictive Perspective. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-19. 10.3758/s13415-021-00911-y [Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience: Q1].‏

    43.    * Nave, O., Trautwein, F. M., Ataria, Y., Dor-Ziderman, Y., Schweitzer, Y., Fulder, S., & Berkovich-Ohana, A. (2021). Self-boundary dissolution in meditation: A phenomenological investigation‏. Brain Sciences, 11 (6), [Neurosciences: Q2,]

    6.      Articles or chapters in refereed books (* = published since the last promotion)

    Published & Accepted for Publication

    1.        Ataria, Y. (2013). The castle: A post traumatic being. In Y. Ataria, Z. Shamir, & H. Nagid (Eds.), Kafka: New perspectives (pp. 304-321). Safra.  (Heb.)

    2.        Ataria, Y. (2013). Where does ender's consciousness end? In L. Rush & Wittkower, D. E. (Eds.), Ender's game and philosophy (pp. 39-48). Open Court.

    3.        Ataria, Y. (2016). Desert of ice. In Y. Ataria, & A. Shalev (Eds.), The end of the human era (pp. 261-274). Haifa: Pardes. (Heb.)

    4.        Lahad, M., & Ataria, Y. (2016). Fear of death at the post-human era. In Y. Ataria, & A. Shalev (Eds.), The end of the human era (pp. 287-300). Haifa: Pardes. (Heb.)

    5.        Ataria, Y. (2016). The crisis of manhood. In Y. Ataria, D. Gurevitz, H. Pedaya, & Y. Neria (Eds.), Interdisciplinary handbook of trauma and culture (pp. 267-278). Springer.

    6.        Ataria, Y. (2016). The witness's death: Primo Levi and Georges Perec. In Y. Ataria, D. Gurevich, H. Pedaya, & Y. Neria (Eds.), Interdisciplinary handbook of trauma and culture (pp. 195-216). New York: Springer.

    7.        Ataria, Y. (2018). Embodied consciousness. In A. Elqayam, & O. Maimon (Eds.), What is consciousness (pp. 260-281). Tel Aviv: Idra. (Heb.)

    8.        *Ataria, Y. (2019). Total distruction. In Y. Ataria, A. Kravitz & E. Pitcovski (Eds.),. Jean Améry: Beyond the minds limits (pp. 141-158). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    9.        *Ataria, Y. (2019). The apocalyptical unconsciousness of the technological world. In Y. Ataria & G. Markovich (Eds.). 2001: A Space Odyssey – 50th anniversary (pp. 121-146). Haifa: Pardes. (Heb.)

    *Ben-David, A., & Ataria, Y. (2021). The BI-BS/Ow-Ag model for pathologies: four case studies. In Y. Ataria, S. Gallagher & S. Tanaka (Eds.). Body Schema and Body Image (pp. 328-346). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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