The image was created by ME-art: a multielectrode recording from a culture of neurons controlling robotic arms moving pens on a piece of paper.

With kind permission from Guy Ben-Ary and Steve Potter.



The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University brings together researchers in a variety of fields which are essential to understanding the brain, including psychology, physics, linguistics, computing and biology.

Research at the Gonda Center studies the brain at all levels - from behavior and cognitive processing through detailed mechanisms of information processing in neural circuits, to the analysis of vital molecules within nerve cells. Research approaches cover all techniques from personal interviews, through electro physiology and from molecular biology to abstract mathematical modeling. The Gonda Center attracts new, top-flight researchers from Israel and around the world.




Exploring the unconscious using faces.


Axelrod, V., Bar, M. and Rees, G., 2015. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19(1): 35-45.


Faces help to understand unconscious processing of numerous cognitive systems.


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Levy, J., Vidal, J.R., Fries, P., DיMonet, J-F. and Goldstein, A., 2015. Selective neural synchrony suppression as a forward gatekeeper to piecemeal conscious perception. Cerebral Cortex.


Zeev-Wolf, M., Faust, M., Levkovitz, Y., Harpaz, Y. and Goldstein, A., 2015. Magnetoencephalographic evidence of early right hemisphere over-activation during metaphor comprehension in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology.


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January 6, 2016
Congratulations to our PhD student Oshra Betzer, supervised by Gal Yadid and Rachela Popovtzer, for winning the Excellent Poster Award at the Conference of Israel Society for Biotechnology, and for winning the PhD scholarship for Excellence of the Ministry of Science!


January 6, 2016
Congratulations to our PhD students Maayan Gadot, supervised by Hamutal Slovin, and Michal Israelashvili, supervised by Izhar Bar Gad, for winning the Poster Competition at ISFN


Thu-Fri, February 18-19, 2016
We are holding an Open Day on February 18-19! The program is here.


Mon-Wed, February 22-24, 2016
Our annual retreat in Ein Gedi, the program will be published soon.


February 29, 2016 14:00
Weekly Seminar - Prof. Amir Ayali, Dept. of Zoology, TAU - The Neurobiology of Insect Locomotion