The following labs use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Electroenchephalogram (EEG), Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and/or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to study the function and structure of the human brain in health and disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raviv Tammy Develops mathematical and algorithmic tools for processing and analyzing biological and medical images. Current research projects include object detection, segmentation, atlas construction, and shape analysis in high throughput microscopy and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a particular emphasis on the brain.
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.
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.