JBC Student Initiated Workshop - "Connections and Communication in the human Brain"


Thursday, January 2, 2020, 9:30am to 4:30pm


The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem

In the recent decades, neuroscience research has diversified to encompass multiple subfields, each focusing on different levels of brain function at various spatial scales: from molecular processes, cellular ones, to local micro-circuits, to functions within a cortical region, and across regions, and even brain to brain interactions encompassing social behavior. But it is obvious that each of these processes does not act in isolation. Rather, the interactions between these levels allow for complex properties (such as perception, cognition and action) to emerge.

The symposium will bring together both local and international top researchers working on the subject of brain communication in different modalities and at different levels of resolution, with an emphasis on the human brain.

The symposium will highlight the different levels in which communication is manifested in the brain:

Session 1: Communication through the white-matter - mapping and function

John Gore, Vanderbilt
Aviv Mezer, HUJI
PhD student: Niv Tik, TAU

Session 2: Brain and body communication

Doron Friedman, IDC
Talma Hendler, TAU
PhD student: Noam Saadon-Grosman, HUJI

Session 3: Brain to brain communication

Uri Hasson, Princeton
Ruth Feldman, IDC
PhD student: Lior Zeevi, PhD student at Shir Atzil’s lab, HUJI

Special lecture: Communicating Science in the post truth era.

Yael Barel-Ben David, Technion


Participation is free but require registration in advance.


For registration click here



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