The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) aims to develop a thriving interface between theory and experimentation across levels – cognitive, biological, and computational neuroscience – paving the way to innovative discovery in brain research.

Get to know the people who call ELSC home: members, postdocs, students and administrators.

Click here to see the “Papers of the Month” highlights as well as a full list of ELSC scientific publications.

Read about our exciting and multidisciplinary academic programs for graduates, undergraduates and summer students.
Concerts and volunteering, art exhibits and cinema – check out the many ways we share our science with the community.

It’s always busy at ELSC – find out what conferences, seminars and events are coming up next.

Learn more about ELSC’s excellent research facilities, including the Neuroimaging Unit, the Vector Core, the Microscopy Unit and the FabLab.

What’s New at ELSC

The latest news and developments from ELSC’s labs, offices and classrooms.

"Today's basic science is tomorrow's technology. What we at ELSC develop and discover today is bound to transform tomorrow's society."

Prof. Israel Nelken, Director of ELSC


Get to know ELSC’s 36 outstanding members, starting with these six:


Programs, internships, and open positions – find your opportunity at ELSC today!

Picture of the Month

Poems from “Neuropoetry” on display in the Goodman Building lobby.

“Working memory”