Yifat Prut Lab

ELSC Members

Laboratory of Motor Control

Our lab is interested in the operation of the motor system during physiological and pathological states. Our working hypothesis is that local computation within motor sites and interactions between remote sites contribute to the planning and execution of voluntary movements. Consequently, we are studying the descending mechanism(s) through which group of muscles are rapidly recruited for performing motor tasks. We further study the way ascending sensory information shapes motor actions by dictating the timing of these events.  

Yifat Prut

Professor

Phone: +972-2-6757912
Fax: +972-2-6439736
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 3, Room 1304A Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 9190401
Laboratory of Motor Control

Our lab is interested in the operation of the motor system during physiological and pathological states. Our working hypothesis is that local computation within motor sites and interactions between remote sites contribute to the planning and execution of voluntary movements. Consequently, we are studying the descending mechanism(s) through which group of muscles are rapidly recruited for performing motor tasks. We further study the way ascending sensory information shapes motor actions by dictating the timing of these events.  

Nashef A, Mitelman R, Harel R, Joshua M, Prut Y.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Feb 9;118(6):e2012658118. (2021)

Nashef A, Cohen O, Harel R, Israel Z, Prut Y

Cell Reports, Volume 27, Issue 9, Pages 2608-2619.e4 (2019)

Nashef A, Cohen O, Israel Z, Harel R, Prut Y

Cell report, 3(5):1275-1285 (2018)

Nashef A, Rapp H, Nawrot MP, Prut Y

Biological Cybernetics, Volume 112, Issue 1–2, pp 141–152 (2018)

Cohen O, Harel R, Aumann TD, Israel Z, Prut Y

Journal of Neurophysiology, Volume 118, Issue 1, Pages 254-266 (2017)

Yoles-Frenkel M, Avron M, Prut Y

Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 10:1 (2016)

Aumann TD, Prut Y

Trends in Neurosciences, Volume 38, Issue 2, Pages 77-85 (2015)

Ruach R, Mitelman R, Sherman E, Cohen O, Prut Y

Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Volume 254, Pages 10-17 (2015)

Adler A, Finkes I, Katabi S, Prut Y, Bergman H

Journal of Neuroscience, 33 (11) 4854-4866 (2013)

Adler A, Katabi S, Finkes I, Prut Y, Bergman H

Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7:47 (2013)

Adler A, Katabi S, Finkes I, Israel Z, Prut Y, Bergman H.

Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (7) 2473-2484; (2012)

Shalit, U, Zinger N, Joshua M, Prut Y.

Cerebral Cortex, Volume 22, Issue 8, Pages 1904–1914 (2011)

Adler, A, Joshua M, Rivlin-Etzion M, Mitelman R, Marmor O, Prut Y, Bergman H.

Journal of neurophysiology. 103(1):346-59 (2010)

Joshua M, Adler A, Prut Y, Vaadia E, Wickens JR, Bergman H.

Neuron. 62(5):695-704 (2009)

Rivlin-Etzion M, Marmor O, Saban G, Rosin B, Haber SN, Vaadia E, Prut Y, Bergman H.

J Neurosci. 2008 Jan 16;28(3):633-49. (2008)

Slovin H, Abeles M, Vaadia E, Haalman I, Prut Y, Bergman H.

J Neurophysiol. 1999 Feb;81(2):858-74. (1999)

Prut Y, Vaadia E, Bergman H, Haalman I, Slovin H, Abeles M.

J Neurophysiol. 1998 Jun;79(6):2857-74. (1998)

Vaadia E, Haalman I, Abeles M, Bergman H, Prut Y, Slovin H, Aertsen A.

Nature. 1995 Feb 9;373(6514):515-8. (1995)

Abeles M, Prut Y, Bergman H, Vaadia E.

Prog Brain Res. 1994;102:395-404. (1994)

Nelken I, Prut Y, Vaadia E, Abeles M.

Hear Res. 1994 Jan;72(1-2):206-22. (1994)

Nelken I, Prut Y, Vaadia E, Abeles M.

Hear Res. 1994 Jan;72(1-2):237-53. (1994)

MSc student position.

PhD student position.

Postdoctoral trainee position.

Our lab uses electrophysiology, imaging tools and behavioral perturbations to study how interactions in the motor system lead to motor behavior and motor learning. We develop novel experimental paradigms and employ advanced methods for data analysis to probe the system in health and disease. Our lab has a broad network of local and international collaborations which provides ample training opportunities.

We accept highly motivated students with diverse backgrounds including Biology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, etc.

Further details: For more information, please contact Yifat Prut yifat.prut@mail.huji.ac.il

Yifat Prut

Professor

Phone: +972-2-6757912
Fax: +972-2-6439736
Address: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building,
Level 3, Room 1304A Edmond J. Safra Campus,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 9190401

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