About ELSC


Our aim is 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.

Unique approach. Transformative results.

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), part of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is revolutionizing neuroscience research.

ELSC was founded on the belief that brain research must be interdisciplinary, and that only by combining theoretical, biological and cognitive approaches to neuroscience can we begin to tackle the greatest scientific challenge of the 21st century. As such, the ELSC team is composed of a powerful mix of top scientists from different disciplines, who lead groundbreaking and interdisciplinary research on the relationships between brain computations, neuronal circuits, and behavior.

ELSC is a global leader in computational neuroscience, boasting unique theoretical and quantitative approaches and housing the widest, most diverse academic program in the field. Covering a broad range of disciplines that includes anatomy, physiology, computer science, physics and cognitive sciences, ELSC provides the most promising students with a strong interdisciplinary foundation, not only for the benefit of today’s groundbreaking research, but also for the development of the next generation of brain researchers who will carry the ELSC vision into the future.

ELSC maintains excellence across the board, with world-renowned scientists, outstanding faculty recruits, talented students, a strong and dedicated research community, new facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Together with the internationally recognized neuroscientists in other departments at the Hebrew University, ELSC has a leading role in this new era of brain research.

Today, ELSC is based at The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building at the Edmond J. Safra Campus of the Hebrew University.

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