Brain Sciences

Brain Sciences

The game-changing discoveries of our outstanding researchers are unraveling the mysteries of the mind, and closing in on a cure for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers.

 


Do the stress reactions of our brain control the immune system — or is it the other way around?


October 25, 2012: Scientific leader in brain-to-body signaling, stress reactions and neurodegenerative diseases Prof. Hermona Soreq of the Hebrew University’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences shares her insights into the links between stress responses and neurodegenerative diseases with readers of The Huffington Post.


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Video: The brain & can machines improve humans?

The brain’s extraordinary abilities were the subject of an interactive panel held during the recent Presidential Conference. The discussion — moderated by Prof. Idan Segev of the Hebrew University’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) — focused on brain augmentation and brain repair.

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Video: Dr. Amir Amedi turns sound and touch into sight

Visit Dr. Amir Amedi of the Hebrew University’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) and Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) in his lab and see how he and his team are actively helping blind people function better in daily life while also studying how brain plasticity can be harnessed to help them even further.

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Heads up Kobe Bryant! Researchers discover that trying for another 3-pointer is a mistake

Learning from reinforcement can actually impair our decision-making process, shows a new study by Hebrew University researchers at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences. The report raises doubts about the ability of athletes in particular, and people in general, to predict future success based on past performance.

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ELSC's Prof. Haim Sompolinsky awarded Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience for 2011

Prof. Haim Sompolinsky of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences has been awarded the prestigious Swartz Prize in recognition of his work in “blending physics and neuroscience to establish innovative methods and set rigorous standards for advancing the field”. The prize ceremony took place during Neuroscience 2011, this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

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Motherhood behavior influenced by alterations in brain function, show Hebrew U. researchers

Neural changes integrating odors and sounds underlie a mouse mother’s ability to recognize and respond to distress calls from her pups, according to new research published in Neuron by Prof. Adi Mizrahi of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) and the Silberman Institute of Life Sciences.

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