The image was created by ME-art: a multielectrode recording from a culture of neurons controlling robotic arms moving pens on a piece of paper.

With kind permission from Guy Ben-Ary and Steve Potter.



The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University brings together researchers in a variety of fields which are essential to understanding the brain, including psychology, physics, linguistics, computing and biology.

Research at the Gonda Center studies the brain at all levels - from behavior and cognitive processing through detailed mechanisms of information processing in neural circuits, to the analysis of vital molecules within nerve cells. Research approaches cover all techniques from personal interviews, through electro physiology and from molecular biology to abstract mathematical modeling. The Gonda Center attracts new, top-flight researchers from Israel and around the world.




Is realistic neuronal modeling realistic?


Almog, M. and Korngreen, A., 2016. Journal of Neurophysiology.


Scientific models are abstractions that aim to explain natural phenomena. A successful model shows how a complex phenomenon arises from relatively simple principles...


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Sardi, S., Goldental, A., Amir, H., Vardi, R. and Kanter, I., 2016. Vitality of Neural Networks under Reoccurring Catastrophic Failures. Scientific Reports 6.


Baror, S. and Bar, M., 2016. Associative Activation and Its Relation to Exploration and Exploitation in the Brain. Psychological Science 27:776-789.


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Mon, November 17, 2016
An immediate postdoctoral Research Associate position at Rafi Haddad's Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Olfaction


Mon, December 12, 2016
Weekly Seminar - Dr. Eran Perlson, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sackler Medical School, TAU - Molecular communication: mechanism of motorneuron survival in ALS


Mon, December 19, 2016
Weekly Seminar - Prof. Tallie Z. Baram, Depts. Of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Pediatrics, Univ. Of California, Irvine - How early-life experience shapes your brain: signals, synapses, programs, behavior


Mon-Wed, February 27-March 1, 2017
Our annual retreat in Ein Gedi, the program will be published soon.