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Brain’s Reading Center Isn’t Picky About Vision
New York Times: The part of the brain thought to be responsible for processing visual text may not require vision at all, researchers report in the journal Current Biology.
Auditory Neuroscience book cover
Auditory Neuroscience, Making Sense of Sound. A new book by Jan Schnupp, Israel Nelken and Andrew King.
green eye
A new study, carried out by researchers from the Hebrew University and from Harvard University, suggests that the human brain includes a built-in stabilizing mechanism as in some cameras.
The second France-Israel symposium on mid-level audition
On Oct. 4-5, 2010 the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) hosted the second France-Israel symposium on mid-level audition.
Prof. Haim Sompolinsky was honored as one of the Israel's most influential people of 2010
Prof. Haim Sompolinsky of ELSC was honored as one of the Israel's 101 most influential people of 2010 by "The Marker" magazine.
Prof. Baruch Minke was chosen for EMET award 2010 in the category of Life Sciences
Prof. Baruch Minke from ELSC received EMET Prize for excellence in academic and professional achievements in the field of life science.
When Is Our Hand Not Our Hand?
When we look at our hands, how do we know they are part of our body? This seems like a strange question because it is something most of us take for granted.
Prof. Joskowicz awarded for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery
Prof. Leo Joskowicz was awarded the 2010 Maurice E. Müller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery by the International Society
The Neural Crest cover
Cambridge Press publishes new paperback edition of the classical developmental biology textbook “The Neural Crest”, by Nicole le Douarin and ELSC member Chaya Kalcheim.
Oscillatory graph of three patients
Researchers from the Hebrew University report that analysis of patients’ brain wave patterns can help improve the outcome of Deep Brain Stimulation, a novel type of treatment for Parkinson’s disease, which works by implanting electrodes into the diseased brain area.