Agam Galila Studies the biological basis of psychiatric disorders and their treatment with a particular focus on the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder and the molecular mechanism of the beneficial effect of lithium salts.
Avidan Galia Studies psychological and neural properties of the human visual system with a specific focus on brain mechanisms giving rise to perception of faces, objects, scenes and visually guided behavior.
Bar-Haim Simona Studies how individuals with brain damage adapt and learn to walk. Clinical studies assess real functional improvements in the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy.
Aharon Bar Hillel Studies computational models of perceptual attention in humans and machines. Develops biologically inspired deep learning architectures for perception and vision problems.
Ben-Shahar Ohad Studies biological (and in particular, human) vision and machine vision from both theoretical and applied perspectives. To meet these goals, research is highly interdisciplinary, involving computational work with techniques from visual psychophysics and inquiry into visual neuroscience.
Berger Andrea Studies the development of executive aspects of attention and control (e.g., inhibitory control, monitoring, and error detection), and the development of number representations using behavioral and EEG studies.
Brodski Claude Studies brain functions and disorders, by investigating the molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the nervous system with a specific focus on the genetic cascades controlling the generation of monoaminergic neurons and its implications for neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Cohen Hagit Studies translational studies of stress-related psychopathology, mainly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, with specific focus on factors affecting the response of individual test subjects to psychological stress.
Dinstein Ilan Studies brain function and structure in developmental disorders including autism and ADHD with a strong emphasis on toddlers who have just been diagnosed. Onging projects include sensory, motor, and resting-state experiments using EEG and fMRI to study brain function as well as anatomical and DTI MRI scans to study brain structure.
Donchin Opher Studies motor control with behavioral, electrophysiology and neuroimaging techniques with a particular interest in understanding the function of the cerebellum.
Friedman Alon Studies the pathophysiology of several brain disorders and the effects of stress on the nervous system. Human and animal studies focus on dysfunction of the blood-brain barrier in epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases, developing new imaging methods and novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of injury-related epilepsy and neurodegeneration.
Gilead Michael Studies humans' social cognition by using behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. Interested in the functional neuroanatomy of the frontal cortex and the default-mode network.
Gueon-Sela Noa Focuses on cognitive and social development in early childhood from a biopsychosocial perspective. Specifically interested in the contributions of children's autonomic nervous system activity and the quality of their early relationships with their primary caregivers.
Kessler Yoav Studies the cognitive processes that underlie human memory including episodic memory, verbal and visual short-term memory, and working memory and specifically the processes that enable updating of memory content, cognitive control over memory, and the relationship between short-term and long-term memory.
Levy-Tzedek Shelly Studies the human control of movement, and how it changes with changing sensory feedback, with age and with disease, while focusing on rehabilitation. Current projects include the study of predictive movement in Parkinson's disease, and the integration of robotic devices into physical therapy.
Libersat Frederic Studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which parasites control the behavior of their hosts using a cocktail of neurotoxins and neuromodulators.
Meiran Nachshon Studies how the mind controls itself with a specific focus on the control of thought, action, and emotion including cognitive flexibility, working memory, inhibition, coordination of dual tasks and multi-step tasks, and emotion regulation.
Monsonego Alon Investigates interactions between the central nervous system and the immune system with a particular emphasis on vaccine and cell-based therapies during advanced stages of development.
Moskovitch Robert Develops novel methods for multivariate temporal data analytics, including frequent temporal patterns discovery and their use for temporal knowledge discovery, classification and prediction. Specifically in neuroscience his lab works on classifying epileptic patients, based on their history data, and on classification of mice brain cells based on their electrical activities.
Nisky Ilana Applies neuroscience theories about the human sensorimotor coordination, adaptation, and learning in the development of human-operated medical and surgical robotic systems. Uses medical robots as a platform to understand the human sensorimotor system in real-life tasks like surgery.
Sadeh Talya Studies the neuro-cognitive mechanisms of episodic memory with special focus on forgetting, the effects of pre- and post-learning processes and implications for treatment of memory loss.
Salti Moti Studies the neural processes that characterize conscious states and those that underlie conscious perception using various behavioral and imaging techniques in healthy subjects and in patients.
Shmuelof Lior Studies motor learning in humans using behavioral experiments and fMRI with a particular emphasis on learning of complex motor tasks.
Shriki Oren Studies cortical dynamics, neural coding, plasticity and learning using EEG and electric brain stimulation and are also developing new approaches to building brain-computer interfaces.
Uzefovsky Florina Studies the biological basis, including genetics and endocrinology, of empathy development in the typical range and atypical range (e.g., autism); and how biological factors interact with environmental influences (social environment, parenting) to shape different trajectories of empathy development.
Zangen Avraham Studies the critical alterations within the brain reward system that are associated with pathological conditions, and how localized electromagnetic stimulation (using TMS) of these networks can affect such conditions in animal models and humans with a specific focus on molecular and electrophysiological alterations in reward-related networks that are associated with and may cause depression, addiction and attention deficit disorders.