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.




Mindfulness-induced selflessness: A MEG neurophenomenological study.


Dor-Ziderman, Y., A. Berkovich-Ohana, J. Glicksohn and A. Goldstein, 2013. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7: 582.


Can phenomenology, mindfulness training and MEG neuroimaging be fruitfully combined for characterizing some of the more subtle aspects of self-awareness?


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Bugaysen, J., I. Bar-Gad and A. Korngreen, 2013. Continuous modulation of action potential ng by a unitary GABAergic connection in the globus pallidus in vitro. J Neurosci. 31;33(31):12805-9.


Abeles, M., Diesmann, T. Flash, T. Geisel, M. Herrmann and M. Teicher, 2013. Compositionality in neural control: an interdisciplinary study of scribbling movements in primates. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 7:103.


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Thu March 6, 2014
Application for the 2014-2015 academic year is open until June 30, 2014! Please click here for details.


Mon April 28, 2014 14:00
Weekly Seminar - Prof. Ilan Lampl, Dept. of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute - Balanced excitation and inhibition during ongoing and sensory evoked activities.


Mon May 12, 2014 14:00
Weekly Seminar - Prof. Yosef Yarom, Dept. of Neurobiology, ELSC, HUJI - Modulation of rhythmic activity within the olivocerebellar loop


Sun-Tue May 25-27, 2014
A joint symposium on Free-Will: Philosophy Meets Neuroscience