Dr. Ilanit Gordon

• Oxytocin and social behavior in humans
• fMRI
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Behavioral Microanalysis



We study the neuro-physiological basis of social interactions.
Our lab utilizes behavioral micro-analysis techniques to assess naturalistic social interactions, together with brain imaging methods, measures of the autonomic nervous system, eye-tracking and hormonal measures / interventions.


1. Gordon, I., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Schneiderman, I., Leckman, J.F., Weller, A. & Feldman, R. (2008). Oxytocin and cortisol in romantically unattached young adults: Associations with bonding and psychological distress. Psychophysiology, 45(3):349–352.
2. Gordon, I., & Feldman, R. (2008). Synchrony in the triad: A micro-level process model of coparenting and parent-child interactions. Family Process, 47(4):465-479.
3. Feldman, R., Gordon, I., Schneiderman, I., Weissman, O., Zagoory-Sharon, O. (2010). Natural variations in maternal and paternal care are associated with systematic changes in oxytocin following parent-infant contact. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35:1133-41. .
4. Gordon, I., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Leckman, J.F. & Feldman, R. (2010). Oxytocin and the development of parenting in humans. Biological Psychiatry, 68:377-82.
5. Gordon, I. Zagoory-Sharon, O., Leckman, J.F. & Feldman, R. (2010). Prolactin, oxytocin, and the development of paternal behavior across the first six months of fatherhood. Hormones and Behavior. 58: 513-8.



• The neural and behavioral impact of oxytocin administration in youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
• The physiological basis of synchronization.
• Behavioral Microanalysis in ASD / Outcome of Interventions in ASD.
• The biological basis of charisma in groups.
• Synchronization in music: Neuro-physiological underpinnings