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.




Beyond words: evidence for automatic language–gesture integration of symbolic gestures but not dynamic landscapes.


Vainiger, D., L. Labruna, R. B. Ivry and M. Lavidor , 2014. Psychological research 78(1): 55-69.


Here we examined the relationship between symbolic gestures and verbal language.


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Okun, E., 2014. A heavy toll on the outcome of ischemic brain stroke. Exp Neurol. Apr. 254: 166-7.


Gilad, A., Y. Pesoa, I. Ayzenshtat and H. Slovin, 2014. Figure-ground processing during fixational saccades in V1: indication for higher-order stability. J Neurosci. Feb 26. 34(9): 3247-52.


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Wed October 1, 2014
The approaching academic year 2014/2015 is starting on October 26, 2014.


Wed October 1, 2014
We wish all our Gonda Fellows shana tova and gmar chatima tova!


October 23, 2014 9:00
A one-day symposium - Brain and Vision. Click here for details.