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David Eilam

Faculty of Zoology
Tel Aviv University

David Eilam


David Eilam, Researcher, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

Research Interest

Ritualized behavior: From animal stereotypies to rituals in sports, in culture, and in patients with mental disorders (e.g. - OCD); The relevance of Memetics. Collective behavior: Social and hormonal factors. Spatial Cognition: Network analysis of cognitive mapping. Spatial cognition: The impact of social environment and the formation of groups.


  • Eilam, D., Zor, R., Fineberg, N. and Hermesh, H. Animal behavior as a conceptual framework for the study of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Behavioural Brain Research, 231 (2012) 289-296.

  • Zor, R., Keren, H., Hermesh, H., Szechtman, H., Mort, J. and Eilam, D. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A disorder of pessimal (non-functional) motor behavior. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 180 (2009): 288-298.

  • Eilam, D. The cognitive roles of behavioral variability: Idiosyncratic acts as the foundation of identity and as transitional, preparatory, and confirmatory phases. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 2014, 49 (2015) 55–70.

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