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I-CORE First Wave

Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive Sciences

The Reconstructive Mind: From Percept to Memory and Back

 

 


 

 

Participating Researchers and Institutions

 

A group under the scientific management of Prof. Yadin Dudai of the Weizmann Institute of Science, consisting of  researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv University, Sourasky Medical Center and the Emek Izrael College.

 

Scientific Director: Prof. Yadin Dudai, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

Administrative Director: Meyrav Aviv Goren

 

Scientific Management Members:

 

  • Prof. Yadin Dudai, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Itzchak Fried, Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv University and the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  • Prof. Talma Hendler, Psychology and Psychiatry, Tel Aviv University and the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  • Prof. Michal Lavidor, Psychology, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center' Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Rafael Malach, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

Additional I-CORE Members:

 

  • Prof. Moshe Abeles, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center' Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Shimon Ullman, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Marius Usher, Psychology, Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Amos Arieli, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Michal Ben Shachar, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center' Bar-Ilan University 
  • Prof. Yair Bar-Haim, Psychology, Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Abraham Goldstein, Psychology, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center' Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Galit Yovel, Psychology, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Yehezkel Yeshurun, Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Nira Liberman, Psychology, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Noam Sobel, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Hamutal Slovin, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center' Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Miriam Faust, Psychology, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center' Bar-Ilan University
  • Dr. Rony Paz, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Tamar Flash, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Ruth Feldman, Psychology, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center' Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Michail Tsodyks, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Ariel Rubinstein, Economics, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Dov Sagi, Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

New Faculty:

2011-12:

  • Dr. Roy Mukamel, Tel Aviv University, returning from UCLA
  • Prof. Moshe Bar, Bar-Ilan University, returning from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Ofer Yizhar, Weizmann Institute of Science, returning from Stanford University 

2012-13:

  • Dr. Yuval Nir, has returned to Tel Aviv University from University of California, Berkeley

2013-14:

  • Dr. Elana Zion Golumbic, Bar Ilan University, returned from Columbia University
  • Dr. Haddad Refael, Bar Ilan Unviersity, returned from Harvard University
  • Dr. Michal Rivlin, The Weizmann Institute of Science, returned from Berkeley University
     

2014-15:

  • Dr. Adam Zaidel , BIU, Washington University
  • Dr. Nitzan Censor, Tel Aviv University, returned from NIH
     

Research Focus

 

The Center engages in the study of retrieved understanding: from conceptualized to remembered and back. Understanding the brain is the most daring scientific challenge of the 21st century. It could allow us to better comprehend human behavior, preempt and ameliorate mental disease and cognitive decline, and develop brain-inspired powerful computers and intelligent robots that could prove highly beneficial to individuals and societies.
The brain revolution is expected to make us healthier, our economies richer, and our cultures more rewarding and enjoyable. But given the immense complexities of the human brain, the task is daunting indeed.
The goal of this I-CORE is to decipher the code and take it from there to understand what goes wrong in disease and what can be adapted to be used in new technologies. Our approach is to develop new capabilities to monitor in detail electrical activity in networks of nerve cells within the thinking, imagining and behaving brain, integrate the intercepted messages over time and space, and correlate them with specific cognitive states, emotions and actions. In doing this, we expect to generate modern ‘Rosetta stones’, that will enable us to translate the hieroglyphs of brain activity into comprehensible information and mechanisms.

 

International Advisory Board 


An International Advisory Board has been established for the I-CORE. Its members are (alphabetically):

  • Prof. Peter Dayan, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London 
  • Prof. Eric R. Kandel, University Professor & Kavli Professor of Brain Science, Director, The Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Co-director, The Mind Brain Behavior Initiative, Columbia University, and Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Nikos Logothetis, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen
  • Prof. Elizabeth Phelps, Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, New York University 
  • Prof. Henry L. Roediger III, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis

 

For the I-CORE website: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/icore/cognition/

 

For more information please contact: meyrav.g@weizmann.ac.il