Heller Lecture Series in Computational Neuroscience 2010-2011

In 2002, Morven and Michael Heller from London, a generous and philanthropic family, decided to donate an annual sum of 15,000 pound to establish at the ICNC a high profile series of lectures entitled "The Heller Lecture Series in Computational Neuroscience". The primary aim of this unique lecture series is to acquaint the interested public with the most recent excitement in brain research. Each year, four word-renown researchers visit the Hebrew University for a week long where they deliver two talks, one for the general public and the other more technical at the weekly seminar of the ICNC.

Early on, with top scientists visiting, such as Mickey Goldberg (Columbia Univ.), Bert Sakmann (Hiedelberg), Susan Greenfield (Oxford), Michal Fee (MIT), Rodolfo Llinas (NYU), Christof Koch (Caltech) among others, and covering fascinating range of topics from movement control, cortical processing, consciousness, birds song, Art and neuroscience, language and many more, the "Heller Lecture Series in Computational Neuroscience" became the most prestigious lecture series at the Hebrew University and a source of intellectual excitement for the many hundreds of attendees from all over the country that come to enjoy these lectures.

The Hebrew University, and in particular  ELSC and ICNC, are indebted to the Hellers for their vision and generosity and for making us all aware of our miraculous brain.


Recorded Heller Lectures are available online on ELSC media channel:

Heller Lecture