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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July 22, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Alon Korngreen and his collaborators, Professor Nathan Urban and Professor Rob Kass, for winning the prestigious NSF-BSF award!


July 22, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Ronny Geva on her recent promotion to this rank!


June 25, 2014
We extend our sincere congratulations to Professsor Miri Faust on her election to the position of Rector of Bar-Ilan University, and to Full Professor Gal Yadid and Associate Professor Izhar Bar-Gad on their promotion in rank!


June 25, 2014
Our congratulations to our four researchers, Professor Miri Faust, Professor Eva Gilboa-Schechtman, Professor Eshkol Rafaeli and Dr. Elana Zion-Golumbic, for winning four BSF grants!


Thu July 10, 2014
For details on application please click here.