The following labs study brain function by focusing on behavioral and psychophysics assessments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toiber Deborah Investigates how epigenetic modifications and chromatin structure influence DNA repair, the roles of several uncharacterized proteins in the DNA damage signaling have on aging, and brain related diseases, as well as changes in epigenetic modifications and DNA damage in neurodegeneration.
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.