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.




Beyond words: evidence for automatic language–gesture integration of symbolic gestures but not dynamic landscapes.


Vainiger, D., L. Labruna, R. B. Ivry and M. Lavidor , 2014. Psychological research 78(1): 55-69.


Here we examined the relationship between symbolic gestures and verbal language.


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Okun, E., 2014. A heavy toll on the outcome of ischemic brain stroke. Exp Neurol. Apr. 254: 166-7.


Gilad, A., Y. Pesoa, I. Ayzenshtat and H. Slovin, 2014. Figure-ground processing during fixational saccades in V1: indication for higher-order stability. J Neurosci. Feb 26. 34(9): 3247-52.


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November 10, 2014 14:00
Weekly Seminar - Dr. Inbal Goshen, ELSC, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Illuminating Memory: An optogenetic approach to study the role of neurons and glia in memory acquisition and recall


November 24, 2014 14:00
Weekly Seminar - Prof. Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Aalto University, Finland - What makes us social? Functional MRI and PET studies on the neural basis of social perspective-taking, experienced emotions, and social bonding


November 27, 2014 14:00
Special Seminar - Prof. Werner Schneider, Bielefeld University, Germany - Selective attention, capacity limitations, and action control