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.
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.
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.
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.
Golan Hava Studies the neurobiology of autism and other neuro-developmental disorders with a specific focus on understanding how genetics interact with the in-utero environment to control the development of the brain and how this is altered in certain conditions.
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.
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.
Shmuelof Lior Studies motor learning in humans using behavioral experiments and fMRI with a particular emphasis on learning of complex motor tasks.
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.