The Science

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences is one of the only places in the world where scientists from different fields work closely together in an interdisciplinary approach towards understanding the brain. Research at ELSC encompasses molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral levels, with particular emphasis on brain theory and modeling.

Research Topics

Sensation and Perception
The Sensation & Perception research labs at the Hebrew University focus on how our brain generates a representation of the world around us, combining incoming perceptual information with memory to enable us to act.
Movement Planning and Control
Scientists at the "Movement Planning and Control" laboratories focus on basic questions such as: How is visual information translated for use by the motor system? How do motor neurons learn new patterns of movement? How and where are learned movements stored in motor memory? A special avenue of research is the development of Brain Machine Interfaces, the control of artificial, robotic limbs through a brain interface.
Computational Neuroscience
The field of computational neuroscience combines theoretical physics, advanced mathematics and state-of-the art computer technology to create powerful models of working neural networks,
Consciousness and Cognition
Researchers at ELSC use advanced EEG and fMRI brain mapping tools to understand what happens in the brain when we become aware of something.
Neurological Disorders
Scientists at the Hebrew University are making similar advances in diseases as diverse as schizophrenia, depression, and Alzheimer's, and are starting to unravel the mechanisms underlying these illnesses.

Centers and Units

Max Planck Hebrew University Center
New Max-Planck Center with the Hebrew University Jerusalem.

Positions at ELSC

דרוש/ה  עמית מחקר לניהול מעבדה פעילה
דרוש/ה עמית מחקר לניהול מעבדה פעילה תיאור התפקיד:אחריות על פעילות מחקרית במעבדת פרופ׳ עדי מזרחי (נוירוביולוגיה)  ובכלל זה:•    ניהול וביצוע של פרוייקט מחקר.•    הנחיית תלמידים לתארים מתקדמים.•    אחריות על תחום הבטיחות במעבדה.  •  &nbs
Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program in Brain Sciences
ELSC invites applications for postdoctoral fellows in the following fields: Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuronal Circuits.
Open positions for a PhD candidate in the laboratories of Prof. Leon Deouell and Dr. Yoni Pertzov
Open positions for a PhD candidate in the laboratories of Prof. Leon Deouell and Dr. Yoni Pertzov