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-Wed, February 27-March 1, 2017
Our annual retreat in Ein Gedi, the program is here.


Mon-Thu, March 6-9, 2017
Procedural and declarative memory, language acquisition, and cognitive processes: developmental trajectories and impairments in monolingual and bilingual children Workshop, please click for details


Sun-Wed, May 21-24, 2017
International conference on Cognitive Improvement: Approaches, Mechanisms and Applications, please click for details