Study: Going cold turkey worsens addiction

A study led by Gal Yadid recommends against cold-turkey style addiction treatments.

The times of Israel, February 17, 2016


Analysis of neuronal avalanches reveals spatial temporal roadmap of humans higher cognitive function

Oshrit Arviv demonstrates that neuronal avalanches can be triggered by high-level cognition.

Medical Xpress, December 14, 2015


Day dreams can be dangerous

Vadim Axelrod says that mind-wandering can be dangerous.

New York Post, September 15, 2015


Autism Research: 29 May, 2015 Week in Review

Adam Zaidel discovers new findings on the inner workings of an autistic brain.

Autism Daily Newscast, May 29, 2015


The Gonda Brain Research Center on German TV

Moshe Bar gives an interview to German TV.

German TV Program, May 13, 2015


The Lab of Lior Appelbaum on TV

Lior Appelbaum gives an interview to the "Sixth Program".

Science and Academy TV Program, May 8, 2015


Ma Ze Muza in the Lab: Memory

Moshe Bar talks about memory in the lab of "Ma Ze Muza - With Yaron London".

Educational TV Program for Children, August 27, 2014


Zebrafish: the silent collaborators of researchers all over the world

Research led by Lior Appelbaum used zebrafish to discover an important mechanism responsible for formation of mental retardation in humans and to find a way to relieve some of its symptoms.

Haaretz, August 15, 2014


Researchers from all over the world against the Human Brain Project of the European Unit

Moshe Abeles discusses the Human Brain Project supported by the EU

Haaretz, July 17, 2014


Study: Mothers consuming a lot of fats during pregnancy might cause obesity to their children.

Research done under supervision of Aron Weller suggests that unbalanced diet of mothers during pregnancy can lead to obesity in their children, without connection to their genetic predisposition.

Yediot Achronot, July 6, 2014


Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents': study

A work supervised by Ruth Feldman adds the first evidence of changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.

Reuters, May 26, 2014


Do intellectuals escape senility?

A study led by Eli Vakil and Yuri Rassovsky suggests that people that maintain high brain activity are less affected by disorders associated with aging.

Maariv, July 1, 2013


The power of simulation: Interview with the Head of the Brain Research Center

Moshe Bar, Head of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, is calling to promote brain research in Israel and abroad.

Haaretz, June 20, 2013


Sleep Science: Ten new facts about sleep.

Lior Appelbaum studies zebrafish to reveal the mechanism of its sleep control.

Maariv, May 4, 2013



What zebrafish are dreaming about?

A study led by Lior Appelbaum tries to discover why do we "waste" one-third of our time, sleeping.

Haaretz, May 27, 2013



Solving the "cocktail party problem"

Elana Zion Golumbic sheds light on how we are able to focus our attention on one speaker in a noisy environment.

Israel21c, April 30, 2013



Thus a Professor from Israel plans to save the world from drug addiction

In his study Gal Yadid tries to fight drug addiction by deleting memories of drug use.

Globes, March 7, 2013



Will this two-days-old new baby be an executive?

A study led by Ronny Geva has discovered that executive potential can be identified in newborns.

The Marker, February 7, 2013



Where human empathy has gone?

A study conducted by Gil Diesendruck has found that children inherently assign people to different social cathegories.

Calcalist, January 2013



Oxytocin produces more engaged fathers and more responsive infants

A new laboratory study, led by Ruth Feldman has found that oxytocin administration to fathers increases their parental engagement, with parallel effects observed in their infants.

Science Daily, December 2012



What are we doing when we aren't doing anything

Interview with Moshe Bar, Head of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center.

Calcalist, November 2012



Reading and white matter in the brain

A new study conducted by Michal Ben Shachar and colleagues focuses on "white matter", finding that learning how to read relies on changes in brain connectivity.

The Jerusalem Post, November 2012



The future of neuroscience

Leading Israeli neuroscientists discuss future directions of the field.

Haaretz, September 2012



Brain and memory

Eli Vakil Prof. Eli Vakil explains various types and aspects of human memory: short and long-term, conscious and unconscious, semantic and episodic, and discusses the importance of being able to forget.

Haaretz, September 2012



Trauma and depression

A study conducted by Aron Weller and Prof. Gil Zalsman from Geha MHC finds that while being exposed to traumatic events during childhood increases tendencies for depression, traumatic events that occur in adolescence actually increase coping capabilities at adulthood and decrease the probability of suicide and depression.

Haaretz, September 2012



Hypnosis and memory

A new study by our MEG core facility team tries to discover what happens in the brain during hypnosis?

Haaretz, August 2012



Interview with Moshe Bar

Moshe Bar, the head of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, discusses memory and how scientists study neural aspects of it

Haaretz, August 2012



Drug addiction as a neurological disease

Gal Yadid studies the long-term changes in brain biochemistry following drug addiction. Can these changes explain post-withdrawal addict behavior?

Haaretz, February 2012



New hope of conquering depression lies in magnetic brain stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may offer hope to patients who suffer from depression, but are unaffected by psychotherapy and antidepressants.

Outcome Magazine, February 2012



How long will your love last? Take a blood test and find out

New research led by Ruth Feldman shows that when oxytocin (often called the "cuddle hormone") is present in high levels during courtship, the relationship is likely to last.

smartplanet, February 2012



Diagnozing Alzheimer's disease with molecular markers

Degenerative brain disorders are usually diagnozed too late, when drug treatment is already ineffective. Eitan Okun tries to tackle the problem of early diagnosis using molecular markers.

Haaretz, January 2012



Are we programmed as social beings even before birth?

New study conducted in the lab of Ronny Geva investigates the social role of the brainstem, with some surprising results

Science News, December 2011



Video interview with Moshe Abeles

Moshe Abeles discusses brain disorders, recent progress in deciphering brain function and open questions in neuroscience

Haaretz, September 2011



How does the brain represent lexical knowledge?

A collaborative study between the labs of Miriam Faust and Eshel Ben-Jacob analyzes the structure of associative word network in Hebrew, aiming to examine the way lexical knowledge is organized in the brain

Haaretz, September 2011



How does the brain of children change when they learn to read?

A study by Michal Ben-Shachar finds that a recently discovered brain area participates in reading and changes its structure when children learn to read

Haaretz, September 2011



Parkinson, ADHD or Tourette: the basis is in the basal ganglia

Izhar Bar-Gad talks about new steps towards understanding the neural mechanisms underlying neural disorders

Haaretz, August 2011



Diagnosing children's ADHD

New study from Ronny Geva's lab reveals signs, appearing as early as infancy, which may predict ADHD in children

Haaretz, August 2011



Can external interference of the brain alter behavior?

Recent studies at Michal Lavidor's lab show that impulsive behavior can be improved using a unique device which interferes with neural activity

Haaretz, July 2011



Linking visual perception and schizophrenia

A new study by Yuri Rassovsky looks into the biological basis of schizophrenia, and may enable future treatments to focus on treating the disorder itself, rather than its symptoms

Haaretz, May 2011



Supporting your partner is beneficial to both of you

Examining emotions of partners in a romantic relationship in real time reveals surprising results, finds study conducted by Eshkol Rafaeli

Haaretz, March 2011



Prof. Sarit Kraus to receive a 2.3 million euro grant to develop a computer that argues with people

Kraus: "an intelligent computerized system, installed on a computer or a robot, will try to convince people to change goals and preferences based on computational methods".

Haaretz, November 2010



A poetic brain

Miriam Faust investigates how does the brain process poetry, frequently containing new phrases and word combinations?

Haaretz, November 2010



Understanding how the brain works: "the most important open question in science"

Moshe Abeles explains why there is a lot of knowledge but little understanding of how the brain understands concepts, remembers, perceives the world, feels and even loves.

Haaretz, November 2010



The end of free will?

Eli Vakil discusses ethics in neuroscience: on controlling a field of study that on one hand can lead to curing severe illnesses, but on the other hand can also lead to problematic issues such as mind control

Haaretz, August 2010



The biological basis of the bond between a father and his baby

The hormone that enhances the bond between a mother and her baby is also secreted in the father body, a new study at Ruth Feldman's lab finds

Haaretz, August 2010



"Fixing" a depressed brain

Dr. Alexander Friedman, supervised by Gal Yadid, records the electrical activity of healthy brains and "transmits" it to brains of depressed rats, leading to extinction of the depressive behavior

Haaretz, July 2010



Face recognition in schizophrenia patients

New study by Ari Zivotofsky finds that schizophrenia patients are unable to recognize hidden faces, supporting the theory that schizophrenia patients have trouble identifying facial expressions

Haaretz, July 2010



A focus on the epileptic focus

Mina Teicher's group developed a computational method that finds the exact location of an epileptic focus in the brain

Haaretz, March 2010



Understanding mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases

Ed Stern's lab focuses on Huntington's disease and Alzheimer, and is the only lab in the world to examine structure and function of neurons in diseased brains, in real time

Haaretz, March 2010



From neural activity to vision

Hamutal Slovin and her research group aim to solve the mysteries of visual processing

Haaretz, February 2010