Dr. Amir obtained his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he worked on dynamical system models of navigational learning and attention, under the supervision of Prof. Naftali Tishby and Prof. Israel Nelken. During this time he also completed a B.A. in humanities at the Open University of Israel and a B.Mus. in classical clarinet performance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. His academic background includes a B.Sc. in physics, mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He is interested in bridging first- and third-person perspectives in the study of consciousness and free-will using computational approaches.