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.




Is realistic neuronal modeling realistic?


Almog, M. and Korngreen, A., 2016. Journal of Neurophysiology.


Scientific models are abstractions that aim to explain natural phenomena. A successful model shows how a complex phenomenon arises from relatively simple principles...


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Sardi, S., Goldental, A., Amir, H., Vardi, R. and Kanter, I., 2016. Vitality of Neural Networks under Reoccurring Catastrophic Failures. Scientific Reports 6.


Baror, S. and Bar, M., 2016. Associative Activation and Its Relation to Exploration and Exploitation in the Brain. Psychological Science 27:776-789.


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June 16, 2016
Congratulations to Dana Cohen and Izhar Bar Gad, for winning the Israel Security Office prize for Creative Thinking!