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Save The Date: ELSC's 10th Birthday Celebration!

Dear past and present students, members and administrative staff,

The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences invites you to join the 10 years celebration!

The celebration will take place on November 14th, 2019, at 18:00, at the Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building.

Follow the event page here for more information that will be added closer to the time of the celebration.

ELSC members publications - January-June 2019

During the first half of 2019 ELSC members have published over 40 papers in scientific journals, among them some of the leading journals in the field of neuroscience, such as Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, PNAS and more. The list of publications presented here demonstrates the commitment of ELSC members to creating scientific collaborations among researchers from different fields of brain sciences. These collaborations are manifested in a number of joint publications, for example: An article by the linguist, Prof. Yosef Grodzinsky and the theoretician, Prof.

Dean's List Recipients 2019

Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences congratulates Noga Larry and Guy Hacohen from class 25 for their outstanding academic performance. Noga is being honored for her achievements during her first and second years of studies. Guy is being honored for his achievements during his first year of study.

Dean's List Recipients 2019


The Hebrew University's 82nd Board of Governors Meeting

The Hebrew University's 82nd Board of Governors Meeting opening event, which took place on the night of Saturday, June 15, was held at the Goodman building for brain sciences.

The Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Moshe Leon, stated in his opening remarks that: "The Hebrew University is leading the way to Jerusalem's technological future". 

(Photos by Bruno Charbit and Yossi Zamir)

In the spotlight - Striking the pain at its root

The sensation of pain protects organisms against potential dangers. This role is fulfilled by cell called nociceptive neurons – neurons devoted to pain. Nociceptive neurons convey noxious stimuli using electrical impulses, known as «spikes », from a peripheral tissue such as the skin and into the brain, where it is interpreted as pain. Pain intensity depends on the number of spikes: the more spikes in a short time, the more painful is the sensation. The conversion of a noxious stimulus into electrical signals originates in the terminals of the nociceptive neurons.

Congratulations Shir Filo

The Azrieli Fellows Program promotes excellence in graduate studies at accredited institutions of higher learning in Israel. This competitive and prestigious program provides generous financial support to the best and brightest graduate students, from Israel and abroad, who will use their training to become leaders in their respective fields.