Adi Mizrahi


The Eric Roland Chair in Brain Sciences

The NeuroPlasticity lab

Learning related plasticity in the auditory system

We aim to understand the neuronal basis of learning and memory in the auditory system, focusing on cortical circuits. We study perceptual learning and category learning as two lifelong processes that shape brain function and behavior in adults. To study the mechanisms of these types of learning we use mice. We developed automated behavioral systems to train groups of mice on complex behavioral tasks like perceptual learning and categorization. We use a variety of technics, including electrophysiology, multi-unit arrays recording and imaging to follow single neurons as mice learn, memorize and behave.

And in Olfaction - We have similar interests in olfaction and related olfactory circuits.


Parental plasticity

Parental plasticity is manifested by hormonal and physiological changes across the body including in the brain. We study parental plasticity in the context of auditory and olfactory perceptions. We use the mouse as a model to study how pup vocalizations and pup odors are recognized by their parents. We track how these cues are processed and perceived along the neural circuits responsible. Anatomical, physiological and behavioral methods are integrated to solve the complexity underlying sensory-driven parental behaviors.


How do adult born neurons shape olfaction?

The mammalian brain maintains few neurogenic niches in adulthood. One of these regions is the subventricular, which is supplying new inhibitory neurons to the olfactory bulb. Still little is known about the functional role of this unique form of network plasticity. We use various tools including mouse genetics combined with imaging to study how these new-born neurons shape the neuronal code in the olfactory bulb.


Eric Roland Professor in Brain Sciences

Recent publications

Lab Members

Research Associate
PhD Student
MSc student
MSc student
MSc Research Intern
Lab Technician
BSc student

Open Positions

MSc student position.
PhD student position.
Postdoctoral trainee position.

The above mentioned positions are available for 2021.
The Mizrahi lab is using state of the art imaging, electrophysiological and behavioral tools to study neural correlates and neural/cellular mechanisms of learning, as well as during social interactions.

We accept students through several graduate programs of the university. Our students come from various backgrounds in one or more of these areas – Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Medicine and the Natural sciences.

Further details:
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Adi Mizrahi:


Name Email
Ami Shalev Student Avatar
Amit Vinograd PhD Student Avatar
Ariel Gilad Ariel Gilad
Gen-ichi Tasaka Genichi Tasaka
Gideon Rothschild PhD Student Avatar
Gilad Raday Student Avatar
Hadas Lapid PhD Student Avatar
Hagit Kopel PhD Student Avatar
Haran Shani-Narkiss Haran Shani-Narkiss
Itamar Landau Student Avatar
Libi Feigin Libi Feigin
Lior Cohen PhD Student Avatar
Maya Groysman PhD Student Avatar
Natan Gold Student Avatar
Racheli Nisim Student Avatar
Ronen Eavri PhD Student Avatar
Talia Singer Student Avatar
Tohar Sion Yarden Tohar Sion Yarden
Yael Shlomai PhD Student Avatar
Yishai Elyada PhD Student Avatar

Contact information

Lab: +972-2-6585163 Office: +972-2-6586460
Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Science
Floor 2, North wing, Room 1204A
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Building
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond J. Safra Campus
Jerusalem, 9190401,