Neuroscience Research 

Neuroscience research is one of the fastest developing direction at Ariel University. Currently, about 20 laboratories from different faculties and departments are united as IBSCA members. Research interests of the faculty members are extremely wide providing a solid foundation for successful interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation.

Molecular & Functional Neuroscience

Neuronal and synaptic plasticity, molecular mechanisms of memory formation, neurogenesis, motor and high neural functions, addiction, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders are are intensively studied by multiple research groups of IBSCA. The following faculty members form a core of the Molecular & Functional Neuroscience group:

- Prof. Albert Pinhasov

Prof. Aviv Weinstein

- Prof. Danny Baranes

- Dr. Izhak Michaelevski

- Dr. Silvi Frenkel Toledo

- Dr. Gadi Turgeman

- Dr. Daniel-Robert Chebat

- Dr. Stella Aronov

Behavioral Neuroscience

The group of behavioral neuroscience investiages a wide spectrum of behavioral changes accopanying alterations in neural network and neurotransmission pathways activity, animal behavioral models to describe and investigate mechanisms of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders and discover the ways of their treatment. The most prominent among others are the Dominant-Submissive mouse model developed by Prof. Pinhasov for study bipolar disorders and depression related neurodegenerative diseases. The following faculty members form a core of the Behavioral Neuroscience group:

- Prof. Albert Pinhasov

- Prof. Aviv Weinstein

- Dr. Gadi Turgeman

- Dr. Izhak Michaelevski

- Dr. Daniel-Robert Chebat

Neural Code and Neural Network

Using empirical observation, electrophysiology, functional MRI, psychological and behavioral neuroscience methods in combination of mathematical  modeling, the group of Neural Code and Neural Network endeavors to uncover the mistery of the ways how the brain encodes modalities, retains and retrieve information and process it. The following faculty members form a core of the Neural Code & Neural Network group:

- Prof. Aviv Weinstein

- Prof. Ilana Laufer

- Prof. Samuel Shaki

- Prof. Alexander Domoshnitsky

- Prof. Leah Fostik

- Dr. Izhak Michaelevski

- Dr. Ofira Einstein

 

Sensory Neuroscience

Sensory information processing, perception and multisensory integration is the major directions of the Sensory Neuroscience groups, currently counting two excellent faculty members:

Prof. Leah Fostik

Dr. Daniel-Robert Chebat

Cognitive and Social Neuroscience

Perception, cognition, decision making, dynamic changes in neural networks activity, social interaction and its impact on cognition are the major research directions of the faculty members united in this group. The following faculty members form a core of the Cognitive & Social Neuroscience group:

- Prof. Albert Pinhasov

- Prof. Leah Fostik

- Prof. Ilana Laufer

- Prof. Aviv Weinstein

- Prof. Samuel Shaki

- Dr. Michal Hochhauser

Brain Disorders, Rehabilitation and Neurodevelopment

From neurodegenerative to neurodevelopment related diseases, from psychiatric disorders to traumatic brain injury and the ways of neurorehabilitation are the major interest of the research. The following faculty members form a core of the Brain Disorders, Rehabilitation & Neurodevelpment group:

- Prof. Albert Pinhasov

- Prof. Danny Baranes

- Dr. Yoram Braw

- Dr. Izhak Michaelevski

- Dr. Gadi Turgeman

- Dr. Silvi Frenkel Toledo

- Dr. Stella Aronov

- Dr. Ofira Einstein

- Dr. Michal Hochhauser

- Dr. Orit Elion

- Dr. HIla Gvirts

Neuromethodology and Technology

Development of new methodologies and thier implementation into the brain research is the major goal of this group. The following faculty members form a core of the Neuromethodology & Technology group:

- Prof. Aviv Weinstein

- Prof. Ilana Laufer

- Dr. Leonid Patsenker

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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