NIPI
Funding Brain Research To Fight Disease

 

nipi researchers

  

2016 - 2017


First Year

1 . David Anaki
Psychology & Gonda Interdisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University
The Effects of Neurofeedback Treatment on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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2 . Ravid Doron & Efrat City
School of Behavioral Sciences and Faculty of Health, The Academic College Tel Aviv Yaffo and Technion
The Chinese herb Shan-zha for the treatment of Anxiety disorders; efficiency, safety and biological correlates
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3 . Idit Golani
Biotechnology, ORT Braude College, Natania
Enhancement of neuroleptic drugs’ delivery across the Blood Brain Barrier using Trojan Horse nanoparticles
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4 . Keren Grosman Kaplan
Psychiatry, Emek Medical Center, Afula
The role of the microbiome in Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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5 . Mati Joshua
Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The role of subcortical networks in learning from sensory errors and rewards.
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6 . Ayelet N. Landau
Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Attentional sampling within and between modalities
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7 . Yulia Lerner
Neurology and Brain Imaging Center, Sourasky Medical Center
Brain plasticity following physical training in individuals with mild cognitive impairment: Neuroimaging study
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8 . Yoni Pertzov
Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Quantification and modulation of atypical gaze scanning of complex social scenes in individuals with anxiety disorder and autism symptoms
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9 . Shaul Lev-Ran
Psychiatry,Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Sheba Medical Center and Tel Aviv University
The effect of intra-nasal oxytocin on craving and withdrawal symptoms among individuals with cannabis dependence
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10 . Avi Priel
The Institute for Drug Research (IDR)- Pharmacology section, Faculty of Medicine,, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Cannabinoid-induced analgesia: elucidating the cellular and behavioral roles of TRPA1
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11 . Michal Taler & Ehud (Udi) Mekori
The Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Felsenstein Medical Resaerch Center and The Child Psychiatry Unit, Tel-Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center.
The Role of Neuroinflammation in Schizophrenia: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome as a Model
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12 . Ariel Tankus
Neurology and Neurosurgery, Sourasky Medical Center
Phonetic and phonological representations by single neurons in the human subthalamic nucleus and their impairment by Parkinson’s disease
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13 . Omer Zarchi
The Intraoperative Neurophysiology Unit, Rabin Medical Center
The neural activity underling auditory phantom perception and its modulation by means of adaptive neurostimulation
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Second Year

1 . Sharon Anavi-Goffer
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University
Role of cannabinoid CB2 receptor agonists in a mouse model for schizophrenia
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2 . Ami Citri
Department of Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Electrophysiological and Functional Investigation of the Role of the Claustrum in Attention, as a Model for ADHD
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3 . Joshua Goldberg
Department of Medical Neurobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Adaptations in dendritic excitability of striatal cholinergic interneurons in in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease
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4 . Orli Kehat
ISAN, University of Haifa
Risk and resilience to stress – differentiating associated inhibitiory factors in the dentate gyrus
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5 . Lee Koren
Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
An experimental study on wildlife risk-taking behavior: does testosterone help overcome anxiety-related behaviors in males and females?
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6 . Yonatan Kupchik
Department of Medical Neurobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Glutamatergic input to a novel nucleus accumbens cell population and its role in cocaine addiction
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7 . Moshe Parnas
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Tel Aviv University
A novel multifaceted approach to study the neural mechanisms underlying the functional effects of human genes associated with Schizophrenia using Drosophila
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8 . Lior Shmuelof
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Ben-Gurion University
The neural basis of model-based and model-free motor learning in response to a visuomotor rotation
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9 . Tal Shomrat
School of Marine Sciences and Dept. of Neurobiology, The Ruppin Academic Center, Michmoret and The Hebrew University
Long and short term effects of SSRIs on learning processes in octopuses: Simple system for the investigation of SSRIs mechanism of action
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10 . Oren Tene
mbulatory Psychiatric Department, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
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11 . Gal Shoval
Geha Mental Health Center affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Exo-cannabinoids for the treatment of depression and anxiety in a rat model
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2015 - 2016


First Year

1 . Renana Eitan (Tauber)
Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Can Deep Brain Stimulation Normalize Pathological Electrical Activity in the Subthalamic Nucleus of Human Patients with Intractable Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
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2 . Joshua Goldberg
Department of Medical Neurobiology, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Adaptations in dendritic excitability of striatal cholinergic interneurons in in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease
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3 . Orli Kehat (Tauber)
ISAN, University of Haifa
Risk and resilience to stress – differentiating associated inhibitiory factors in the dentate gyrus
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4 . Anna Alkelai
Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Hadassah - Medical Center, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Seaking Biomarkers of Susceptibility to Antipsychotic-Induced Parkinsonism.
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5 . Sharon Anavi-Goffer
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University
Role of cannabinoid CB2 receptor agonists in a mouse model for schizophrenia
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6 . Ami Citri
Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Electrophysiological and Functional Investigation of the Role of the Claustrum in Attention, as a Model for ADHD
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7 . Lee Koren (Tauber)
Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University
An experimental study on wildlife risk-taking behavior: does testosterone help overcome anxiety-related behaviors in males and females?
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8 . Yonatan Kupchik
Department of Medical Neurobiology, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Glutamatergic input to a novel nucleus accumbens cell population and its role in cocaine addiction
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9 . Amit Lotan
Dept. of Adult Psychiatry and the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Monocyte platelet and microvesicle microRNA and transcriptional profiling among depressed and non-depressed coronary patients
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10 . Moshe Parnas
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Tel Aviv University
A novel multifaceted approach to study the neural mechanisms underlying the functional effects of human genes associated with Schizophrenia using Drosophila
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11 . Lior Shmuelof
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Ben-Gurion University
The neural basis of model-based and model-free motor learning in response to a visuomotor rotation
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12 . Tal Shomrat
The Ruppin Academic Center, School of Marine Sciences, Michmoret Dept. of Neurobiology, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Long and short term effects of SSRIs on learning processes in octopuses: Simple system for the investigation of SSRIs mechanism of action
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13 . Oren Tene
Ambulatory Psychiatric Department, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
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Second Year

1 . Gabi Aisenberg Romano
Psychiatric Service, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
Oxytocin and brief dyadic intervention in the treatment of women suffering from postpartum depression: A randomized, controlled fMRI clinical trial.
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2 . David Arkadir
Department of Neurology, Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Altered corticostriatal plasticity leads to risk-taking behavior in DYT1 dystonia.
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3 . Karen Banai
Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Haifa
Listener, stimulus and procedural factors in the perceptual learning of time compressed speech and its generalization.
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4 . Segev Barak
Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University
Role of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) in alcohol use and abuse disorders.
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5 . Tziona Ben Gedalya
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicine, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Does an aging associated decline in cyclophilin folding activity underlie the misfolding and aggregation of AD inked protein presenilin 1?
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6 . Sara Eyal
Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Hebrew University Jerusalem
The role of altered function of uptake transporters at the blood-brain barrier in the CNS effects of epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs.
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7 . Hagit Friedman
Nursing, University of Haifa
Computerized detection and analysis of early autistic signs in infant neuromotor development.
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8 . Libi Hertzberg
Psychiatry, Shalvata Mental Health Center
Major depressive disorder (MDD) – the molecular signature of the response to electro convulsive therapy (ECT).
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9 . Adrian Israelson
Physiology and Cell Biology, Ben-Gurion University
Determining the contribution of misfolded SOD1 accumulation and the candidate chaperone MIF in familial ALS.
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10 . Nava Levit-Binnun
Applied Neuroscience, School of Psychology, IDC, Herzliya
Assessing vulnerability of Schizophrenia and healthy-sibling networks to TMS perturbations and their relation to neurological syptoms.
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11 . Hadas Okon-Singer
Psychology, University of Haifa
Identifying neuro-cognitive abnormalities in individuals at high familial risk to develop essential hypertension.
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12 . Ahikam Olmer
Department B, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center
Are interferon gamma (IFN- )gene polymorphism and exposure to toxoplasma gondi joint risk factors for Schizophrenia in males?
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13 . Asya Rolls (Tauber)
Science & Engineering of Neuronal Systems Center, The Technion
Extracellular matrix involvement in the consolidation of fear memory during sleep: implications for PTSD and phobia.
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14 . Aviv Weinstein
Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University
The effects of synthetic cathinone and synthetic cannabis on executive function and related brain activity.
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2014 - 2015


First Year

1 . Gabi Aisenberg Romano
Psychiatric Service, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
Oxytocin and brief dyadic intervention in the treatment of women suffering from postpartum depression: A randomized, controlled fMRI clinical trial.
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2 . David Arkadir
Neurology, Hadassah University Hospital, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Altered corticostriatal plasticity leads to risk-taking behavior in DYT1 dystonia.
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3 . Karen Banai
Communication Sciences & Disorders, Haifa University
Listener, stimulus and procedural factors in the perceptual learning of time compressed speech and its generalization.
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4 . Segev Barak
Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University
Role of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) in alcohol use and abuse disorders.
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5 . Tziona Ben Gedalya
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicine Faculty, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Does an aging associated decline in cyclophilin folding activity underlie the misfolding and aggregation of AD inked protein presenilin 1?
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6 . Hadas Okon-Singer (Tauber)
Psychology, Haifa University
Identifying neuro-cognitive abnormalities in individuals at high familial risk to develop essential hypertension.
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7 . Sara Eyal
Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The role of altered function of uptake transporters at the blood-brain barrier in the CNS effects of epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs.
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8 . Adrian Israelson
Physiology and Cell Biology, Ben-Gurion University
Determining the contribution of misfolded SOD1 accumulation and the candidate chaperone MIF in familial ALS.
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9 . Nava Levit-Binnun
Applied Neuroscience, School of Psychology,, IDC, Herzliya
Assessing vulnerability of Schizophrenia and healthy-sibling networks to TMS perturbations and their relation to neurological syptoms.
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10 . Hagit Friedman
Nursing, Haifa University
Computerized detection and analysis of early autistic signs in infant neuromotor development.
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11 . Asya Rolls (Tauber)
Science & Engineering of Neuronal Systems Center, Technion Haifa
Extracellular matrix involvement in the consolidation of fear memory during sleep: implications for PTSD and phobia.
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12 . Aviv Weinstein
Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University
The effects of synthetic cathinone and synthetic cannabis on executive function and related brain activity.
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13 . Libi Hertzberg
Psychiatry, Shalvata Mental Health Center
Major depressive disorder (MDD) – the molecular signature of the response to electro convulsive therapy (ECT).
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14 . Ahikam Olmer
Department B, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center
Are interferon gamma (IFN- )gene polymorphism and exposure to toxoplasma gondi joint risk factors for Schizophrenia in males?
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15 . Gal Shoval (Tauber)
, Geha Mental Health Center
Exo-cannabinoids for the treatment of depression and anxiety in a rat model.
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2013 - 2014

1 . Yair Ben Chaim
Natural & Life Sciences, Open University
Does the allosteric binding site play a pivotal role in governing the voltage sensitivity of the m2 muscarinic receptor?
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2 . Michael London
Life Sciences and ELSC, Hebrew University
The effect of brain states on the integration properties of a cortical neuron.
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3 . Roy Luria
Psychology, Tel Aviv University
Neural mechanisms for representing complex objects in working-memory.
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4 . Anat Maril
Psychology, Hebrew University
Neural correlates of semantic influences on episodic encoding.
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5 . Dalit Sela-Donenfeld
Robert Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University, Rehovot
Deciphering the development program and molecular cues of the Chochlear circuitry in the embryonic brainstem.
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6 . Gal Sheppes
Psychology, Tel Aviv University
Emotion regulation control: Promoting healthy adaptation by overriding default regulation strategies
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7 . Michal Taler & Ehud (Udi) Mekori
Felsenstein Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
Evaluation of the metabolic parameters of a novel antipsychotic agent "PGW5" in a rat model of a typical antipsychotics induced metabolic side-effect. Determination of brain peptides associated with appetite regulation
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8 . Rami Yaka
Drug Research, Hebrew University
Earasing cocaine conditioned cues in the nucleus accumbens by inactivation of PKMz.
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9 . Dr. Sagiv Shifman & Dr. Yoav Kohn
Dept. of Genetics & Jerusalem Mental Health Center, Eitanim Psychiatric Hospital & Hadassah School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry., Hebrew University
Identification of genes potentially involved in childhood onset Schizophrenia.
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Second Year

1 . Izhar Bar-Gad
Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University
Neurophysiological mechansim underlying striatal bicuculline induced hyper-behavioral symptoms
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2 . Michal Ben-Shachar
English Department (Linguistics Division) and The Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University
How learning to read shapes structural connectivity and cortical responses in adult illiterates
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3 . Dr. Yoram Ben-Shaul
Department of Medical Neurobiology, Faculty of Medicine , Hebrew University
State dependent processing of reproductive chemosignals
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4 . Evan Elliott
Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University
Epigenetic analysis of the prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex in humans with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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5 . David Mankuta
Departments of Obsterics and Gynecology, Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University
Immunologic biomarkers related to ASDs development during pregnancy in high risk population
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6 . Avi Priel
Institute for Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University
Developing a Novel Tool to Study the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain
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7 . Alon Shamir
The Neuroscience Research Lab, Mazra Mental Health Center
Pharmacologic inhibition of the NRG-ErbB4 signaling pathway in adult brain; effect on complex behavior associated with schizophrenia
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8 . Michael Wagner
Psychology and Industrial Engineering Department, Ariel College
"Feeling by Seeing": Reconstructing Haptic Sensing by a Non-attentive Visual Method
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9 . Ohad Ben-Shahar
Department of Computer Science and the Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, Ben-Gurion University
Lazy neurons for good shape: Perceptual inquiry, computational modeling, and cortical implementation
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2010 - 2011


First Year

1 . Rony Panarsky
Department of Pharmacology, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Anti-inflammatory properties of ladostigil and its metabolites in primary microglia
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2 . Limor Regev
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Amygdalar CRF: adaptive or maladaptive stress neuropeptide
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3 . Dr. Sagiv Shifman & Dr. Yoav Kohn
Hebrew University Jerusalem
The role of the X chromosome in autism
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4 . Rami Yaka
Hebrew University Jerusalem
The role of oxidative stress in cocain addiction.
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5 . Amir Goldbourt
Tel Aviv University
A molecular view on the role of lithium in the treatment Of bipolar disorder.
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6 . Dalit Sela-Donenfeld
Hebrew University Jerusalem
Molecular mechanisms underlying assembly of embryonic Brainstem interneuron circuits.
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7 . Sebastian Kadener
Hebrew University Jerusalem
Use of behavioral marker for following neurodegeneration in a Drosophila model of Friedreich's ataxia.
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8 . Oren Schuldiner
Weizmann Institute of Science
The role of the un Kinase (JNK) pathway in developmental Axon pruning.
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9 . Eran Meshorer
Hebrew University Jerusalem
tress-induced chromatin-related transcriptional memory In the mammalian brain.
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10 . Yaffa Yeshurun
Haifa University
Attention as an attraction field (AAF): The development and evaluation of a novel model of spatial attention
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Second Year

1 . Galia Avidan
Psychology, Ben-Gurion University
Organizational principles of human cortical eye fields and their role in visual Perception
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2 . Irit Lichter-Levin
Sourasky Medical Center, Sourasky Medical Center
Brain mechanisms underlying free recall versus recognition retrieval processes
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3 . Son Preminger
Brain Research, Weizmann Institute of Science
Human self-initiated motivated behavior: functional neuroanatomy, plasticity and potential for rehabilitation
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4 . Simone Shamay-Tsoory
Department of Psychology, Haifa University
The involvement of prefrontal asymmetry in processing of negative and positive emotions in patients with major depression: a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS )study
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5 . Maoz Shamir
Department of Physiology, Ben-Gurion University
Centralized versus collective decision mechanisms in the brain
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6 . Anna Sterkin
Goldschleger Eye Research Institute, Tel Aviv University
Establishing electrophysiological markers to probe abnormal levels of neural interactions underlying learning and memory deficits
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7 . Yifat Prut
Department of Physiology, Hadassah Medical School & ICNC, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Motor correlates of entrainment to rhythmic auditory cues in humans
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8 . Rony Paz
Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
he effect of partial reinforcement on memory extinction: psychobiology, Neuronal correlates and possible implications
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9 . Anat Maril
Psychology, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Subsequent memory effects & the process of internal generation in prefrontal cortex
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10 . Orna Almog
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Health Sciences Faculty, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Adenylyl cyclase-5 is a potential target for mood stablization; unraveling the structure- function basis of carbamazepine's inhibition
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11 . Avi Avital
Department of Psychology and The Center for Psychobiological Research, The Yezreel Valley College
Stress cascade and schizophrenia-like symptoms: modeling in rat the etiology and onset
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12 . Nurit Gronau
Department of Psychology, Open University
The role of global contextual factors in visual object perception: an fMRI study
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13 . Nitsan Kozlovsky
Anxiety and Stress Research Unit, Mental Health Center, Ben-Gurion University
Gene-environment interaction in an animal model of PTSD: What factors make the C57BL/6J mouse susceptible to stress, while the DBA/2J strain remains resilient?
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14 . Danny Offen
elsenstein Medical Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Mesenchymal stem cells as a tool for delivery of neurotrophic factors to improve behavioral parameters in a transgenic model of Huntington's disease
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15 . Kobi Rosenblum
Departments of Neurobiology & Ethology, Haifa University
Identifying, analyzing and manipulating cortical neuronal networks underlying sensory memory formation and recall
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16 . Hilla Jakoby
Department of Psychology, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Stimulus-specific adaptation mechanisms and perceptual anchoring abilities as predictors of second language learning aptitude in neurotypical population
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17 . Einat Shneor Labensohn
Hadassah College, Jerusalem
Cortical reorganization following damage to the optic chiasm: Neuroimaging studies
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Third Year

1 . Edi Barkai, David Golomb and Israel Sekler
Haifa University & Ben Gurion University
Learning-induced modifications in inhibitory synaptic transmission: Mechanism and functional significance
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2 . Aviv Weinstein
Hadassah University Hospital, Hebrew University Jerusalem
A pharmaco-genetic and brain imaging study into nicotine induced Dopamine release in cigarette smokers measured with (I-123) IBZM in single photon emission tomography (SPECT)
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2009 - 2010


First Year

1 . Talia Brandman
Tel Aviv University, Department of Psychology
The neural basis of the body inversion effect
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2 . Michael Cardon
Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Neurobiology
Congenital immune deficits can explain late onset of prepulse inhibition abnormalities through regulation of neurogenesis and Kisspeptin expression
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3 . Michal Eisenberg
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Departments of Physiology and Neurobiology
The effects of movement repetition and expectation in monkey and human primary motor cortex
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4 . Alexander Etlin
Hebrew University Jerusalem , School of Medicine
Proprioneurons with multifunicular projections are activated by sacrocaudal afferents to turn on the pattern generating circuitry in the absence of supraspinal control.
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5 . Tal Fishman
Technion Institute of Technology, Department of Pharmacology
Silencing/over-expressing selected genes as a novel model of sporadic Parkinsons disease
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6 . Yael Mandelblat-Cerf
Hebrew University Jerusalem, Hadassah Faculty of Medicine
Long term adaptation to force field shows long term evolvement of neuronal changes
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7 . Limor Regev
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Amygdalar CRF: adaptive or maladaptive stress neuropeptide
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8 . Rony Panarsky
Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Anti-inflammatory properties of ladostigil and its metabolites in primary microglia
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9 . Boaz Sadeh
Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University
Do upright and inverted faces recruit the same or different neural mechanisms? An N170 competition experiment
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10 . Alit Stark
Department of Neurobiology, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Representation of dynamic and kinematic parameters of wrist flexion in the human brain
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11 . Dekel Taliaz
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the antidepressant effect of desipramine and electroconvulsive treatment
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12 . Gabi Aisenberg Romano
Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Effect of SSRI treatment on affective symptoms and fertility treatment outcome in women undergoing in vitro fertilization for unexplained infertility a prospective placebo-controlled study.
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13 . Orna Almog
Health Sciences Faculty, Ben-Gurion University
Adenylyl cyclase-5 as a potential target for mood stabilization; unraveling the structure-function basis of carbamazepine inhibition
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14 . Avi Avital
Department of Psychology, Jezreel Valley College
Stress cascade and schizophrenia-like symptoms: modeling in rat the etiology and onset
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15 . Ofer Golan
Department of Psychology, Bar Ilan University
The effect of auditory perception and theory of mind on receptive prosodic skills in autism spectrum disorders and typically developed adults
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16 . Nurit Gronau
Department of Psychology, The Open University of Israel
The role of global contextual factors in visual object perception: an fMRI study
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17 . Nitsan Kozlovsky
Anxiety & Stress Research Unit, Ben-Gurion University
Gene-environment interaction in an animal model of PTSD: what factors make the C57BL/6J mouse susceptible to stress, while the DBA/2J strain remains resilient?
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18 . Rony Paz
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Effect of partial reinforcement on memory extinction: psychobiology, neuronal correlates and possible implications
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19 . Yifat Prut
Department of Physiology, The Hebrew University
Motor correlates of entrainment to rhythmic auditory cues in humans
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20 . Simone Shamay-Tsoory
Department of Psychology, University of Haifa
Involvement of prefrontal asymmetry in processing of negative and positive emotions in patients with major depression: a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study
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21 . Maoz Shamir
Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University
Centralized versus collective decision mechanisms in the brain
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22 . Anna Sterkin
Goldschleger Eye Research Institute, Tel Aviv University
Establishing electrophysiological markers to probe abnormal levels of neural interactions underlying learning and memory deficits
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23 . Daniel Offen
Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Mesenchymal stem cells as a tool for delivery of neurotrophic factors to improve behavioral parameters in a transgenic model of Huntingtons disease
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24 . Kobi Rosenblum
Department of Neurobiology and Ethology, University of Haifa
Identifying, analyzing and manipulating cortical neuronal networks underlying sensory memory formation and recall
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25 . Dr. Leon Deouell
Department of Psychology, Hebrew University
In the eyes of the beholder: Correlation between induced gamma-band responses and eye movements
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26 . Edi Barkai, David Golomb and Israel Sekler
Biology & Neurobiology, University of Haifa
Learning-induced modifications in inhibitory synaptic transmission: mechanisms and functional significance
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27 . Prof. Hagit Cohen
Anxiety and Stress Research Unit. Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University
Assessment of differential effects of stress hormones and noradrenergic manipulation on traumatic memory consolidation and reconsolidation as reflected in behavioral stress responses
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28 . Dr. Reuven Stein
Life Sciences Faculty, el-Aviv University
Molecular characterization of the neuropathology and cognitive deficits in a model of neurofibromatosis and evaluation of potential treatments
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29 . Dr. Anat Barnea
Natural and Life Sciences, The Open University of Israel
Neurobiological aspects of migratory behavior: a neuroethological study, comparing migrant and resident species in Israel
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30 . Prof. Ehud Zohary
Department of Neurobiology, The Hebrew University
Cortical plasticity in the adult human visual system following retinal damage caused by Macular Degeneration
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31 . Rakefet Ackerman
Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University
The heuristic basis for the sense of understanding of younger and older adults
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32 . Liat Gantz
Department of Neurology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dynamics of learning in cooperative sensory networks of the adult human brain
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33 . Yaakov Hoffman
Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University
Processing of incongruent stimuli: ocular motor evidence for attentional, memory, and hemispheric components
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34 . Hilla Jakoby
Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University
Stimulus-specific adaptation mechanisms and perceptual anchoring abilities as predictors of second language learning aptitude in neurotypical population
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35 . Zehavit Kariv-Inbal
Department of Neurobiology, Tel Aviv University
Amelioration of the pathological synergism between amyloid beta and ApoE4 in vivo by distinct lipid diets
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36 . Hagit Magen
School of Occupational Therapy, The Hebrew University
Perceptual and attentional processes in individuals with sensory modulation disorder: An EEG study
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37 . Johanna Schumann
Department of Neurobiology & Ethology, University of Haifa
The role of the NMDA receptor complex in cocaine psychomotor sensitization
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38 . Einat Shneor Labensohn
Department of Neurology, The Hebrew University
Cortical reorganization following damage to the optic chiasm: Neuroimaging studies
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39 . Eteri Tsitsiashvili
Chaim Sheba Medical Center,, Tel Aviv University
Development of a treatment based on perceptual learning for strabismic amblyopia in children
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40 . Shlomo Wagner
Department of Neurobiology and Ethology, University of Haifa
Information processing in the vomeronasal system and the genetic expression of the channel-rhodopsin-2 gene in specific vomeronasal organ neurons
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Second Year

1 . Miki Bloch
Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
The effect of gonadal steroids on emotional processing and regulation abnormalities in women with a predisposition to postpartum depression.
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2 . Ruth Defrin and Karni Ginzburg
Tel Aviv University
Chronic pain and reactivity to painful stimuli among combat-related PTSD patients
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3 . Yoav Gothilf
Tel Aviv University
Light entrainment of the circadian clock
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4 . Tzuri Lifschytz
Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University Jerusalem
RGS2 gene activity levels and the propensity to develop anxiety and/or depression following chronic mild stress
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5 . Yehuda Pollack
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Risk-taking and decision-making under uncertainty in adolescents with attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder
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6 . Rami Yaka
The Hebrew University
Identification of new drug targets for cocaine addiction using a proteomic approach
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2008 - 2009


First Year

1 . Dr. Amir Amedi
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Medicine and Program of Cognitive Science
Cognitive neuroscience of mental imagery versus perception in the three topographical senses
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2 . Dr. Sharon Anavi-Goffer
Ariel University Center of Samaria, Behavioral Sciences and Molecular Biology
A role for cannabinoid CB2 receptor in schizophrenia
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3 . Dr. Galia Avidan
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Psychology Department
Investigating the organization principles of human cortical eye-fields and their role in visual perception
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4 . Dr. Miki Bloch
Sourasky Medical Center, Ambulatory Psychiatric Department
The effect of gonadal steroids on emotional processing and regulation abnormalities in women with a predisposition to postpartum depression
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5 . Dr. Yoav Gothilf
Tel Aviv University, Neurobiology Department
Light entrainment of the circadian clock: regulation of period2 in the zebra-fish model
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6 . Dr. Tzuri Lifschytz
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychiatry Department
Evaluation of the interaction between activity levels of the RGS2 gene and the propensity to develop anxiety and/ or depression following chronic mild stress
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7 . Dr. Anat Maril
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Subsequent memory effect and the process of internal generation in anterior prefrontal cortex
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8 . Dr. Yehuda Pollak
Shaare Zedek Medical Center , Psychology
Risk-taking and decision-making under uncertainty in adolescents with attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder
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9 . Dr. Irit Shapira-Lichter
Sourasky Medical Center, Functional Brain Center
Brain mechanisms underlying free recall versus recognition retrieval processes: a multimodal approach
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10 . Dr. Rami Yaka
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Pharmacology
Identification of new drug targets for cocaine addiction using a proteomics approach
Abstract:
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11 . Dr. Leon Deouell
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology
In the eyes of the beholder: the correlation between induced gamma band responses and eye movements
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12 . Dr. Rakefet Ackerman
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Psychology
The heuristic basis for the sense of understanding in younger and older adults
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13 . Dr. Zehavit Kariv-Inbal
Tel Aviv University, Department of Neurobiology
Prevention and reversal of the pathological effects of apoE4 by diet
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14 . Dr. Hagit Magen
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology
Perceptual and attentional processes in individuals with sensory modulation disorder: an EEG study
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15 . Dr. Eteri Tsitsiashvili
Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center
Development of a perceptual-learning treatment for childhood strabismic amblyopia
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Second Year

1 . Dr. Irit Akirav
University of Haifa, Psychology Department
Stress effects on extinction and reacquisition of inhibitory avoidance: possible involvement of cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the amygdala-hippocampal-accumbens pathway.
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2 . Dr. Ron Amir
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Cell and Animal Biology
The role of the sodium channel Nav 1.3 in the mechanism of chronic neuropathic pain.
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3 . Dr. Yaniv Assaf
Tel Aviv University, Neurobiochemistry
Can imaging be used as a biomarker of cognitive decline?
Abstract:
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4 . Dr Ohad Ben-Shahar
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Neuroscience
Perceptual singularities without feature contrast implications to covert and over attention.
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5 . Dr. Claude Brodski
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Health Sciences
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment: Pharmacological mode of action and consequences for brain development.
Abstract:
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6 . Dr. Rena Cooper-Kazaz
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Psychiatry Department
Augmentation of the antidepressant action of sertraline with triiodothyronine (T3) and reboxetine:Clinical efficacy, adverse effects and predictors of response.
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7 . Dr. Ruth Defrin & Karni Ginzburg
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine & School for Social Work
Chronic pain and reactivity to painful stimuli among combat-related PTSD patients
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8 . Dr. Daniel Gitler
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Health Sciences
Determination of the molecular and cellular basis of eipleptogenesis induced by synapsin loss of function.
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9 . Dr. David Gurwitz
Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, Health Sciences
Transcriptional and functional regulation of the serotonin transporter in human lymphoblasts by estradiol and SSRI drugs.
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10 . Dr. Raphael Lamprecht
University of Haifa, Neurobiology Department
Molecular chaperone in memory formation
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11 . Dr. Yonatan Loewenstein
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology Department
The computational principles and neural mechanism underlying contraction bias.
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12 . Dr. Mouna Maroun
University of Haifa, Neurobiology Department
Effects of stress on plasticity in the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex circuit.
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13 . Dr. Marina Pavlovskaya
Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Neurophysiology Department
Hemispheric and cross-dimensional transfer of perceptual learning effects under easy and hard conditions.
Abstract:
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14 . Dr. Ronit Pinkas-Kramarski
Tel Aviv University, Neurobiochemistry
Autophagy inducing drug, as a novel treatment for brain injury.
Abstract:
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15 . Dr. Uri Polat
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine
Probing levels of deficient visual information processing
Abstract:
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16 . Dr. Hamutal Slovin
Bar Ilan University, Brain Research
Real-time imaging of saccadic suppression in the visual cortex.
Abstract:
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17 . Dr. Michael Wagner
Ariel University Center of Samaria, Industiral Engineering & Psychology
Virtual depth instatic and dynamic displays: Physiological versus cognitive factors of depth perception and vergence control.
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18 . Edi Barkai, David Golomb and Israel Sekler
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, University of Haifa, Biology & Neurobiology
Learning-induced modification in inhibitory synaptic transmission: mechanisms and functional significance
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19 . Prof. Hagit Cohen
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Anxiety and Stress Research Unit. Faculty of Health Sciences
Assessment of differential effects of stress hormones and noradrenergic manipulation on traumatic memory (re)consolidation as reflected in behavioral stress responses
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20 . Dr. Reuven Stein
Tel Aviv University, Life Sciences Faculty
Molecular characterization of neuropathology and cognitive deficits in a model of neurofibromatosis and an evaluation of potential treatments
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21 . Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer
Tel Aviv University, Physiology
Finding the basis for reduced functional brain asymmetry in focal epilepsy
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22 . Dr. Amir Perelberg
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Evolution, Systematics and Ecology
Cooperative behavior: evolutionary biology and behavioral psychology
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23 . Dr. Shlomo Wagner
University of Haifa, Neurobiology and Ethology
Information processing in the vomeronasal system: a genetic study
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24 . Dr. Talma Hendler
Sourasky Medical Center, Functional Brain Imaging Unit
Spatio-Temporal Features of in-vivo Human Brain Mapping: Complementary measures from EEG, fMRI, and DTI
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Third Year

1 . Dr. Anat Barnea
The Open University, Natural and Life Science
Neurobiological aspects of migratory behavior in birds: a neuroethological study, comparing migrant and resident species in Israel
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2 . Prof. Ehud Zohary
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology
Cortical plasticity in the adult human visual system following retinal damage caused by Macular Degeneration
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3 . Dr. Inna Slutsky
Tel Aviv University, Physiology and Pharmacology
Reversal of Age-Dependent Memory Decline by Magnesium Ion
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2007 - 2008


First Year

1 . Dr. Irit Akirav
University of Haifa, Psychology Department
Stress effects on extinction and reacquisition of inhibitory avoidance: possible involvement of cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the amygdala-hippocampal-accumbens pathway.
Abstract:
top
2 . Dr. Ron Amir
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Cell and Animal Biology
The role of the sodium channel Nav 1.3 in the mechanism of chronic neuropathic pain.
Abstract:
top
3 . Dr. Yaniv Assaf
Tel Aviv University, Neurobiochemistry
Can imaging be used as a biomarker of cognitive decline?
Abstract:
top
4 . Dr Ohad Ben-Shahar
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Neuroscience
Perceptual singularities without feature contrast implications to covert and over attention.
Abstract:
top
5 . Dr. Claude Brodski
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Health Sciences
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment: Pharmacological mode of action and consequences for brain development.
Abstract:
top
6 . Dr. Rena Cooper-Kazaz
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Psychiatry Department
Augmentation of the antidepressant action of sertraline with triiodothyronine (T3) and reboxetine:Clinical efficacy, adverse effects and predictors of response.
Abstract:
top
7 . Dr. Ruth Defrin & Karni Ginzburg
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine & School for Social Work
Chronic pain and reactivity to painful stimuli among combat-related PTSD patients
Abstract:
top
8 . Dr. Daniel Gitler
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Health Sciences
Determination of the molecular and cellular basis of eipleptogenesis induced by synapsin loss of function.
Abstract:
top
9 . Dr. David Gurwitz
Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, Health Sciences
Transcriptional and functional regulation of the serotonin transporter in human lymphoblasts by estradiol and SSRI drugs.
Abstract:
top
10 . Dr. Raphael Lamprecht
University of Haifa, Neurobiology Department
Molecular chaperone in memory formation
Abstract:
top
11 . Dr. Yonatan Loewenstein
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology Department
The computational principles and neural mechanism underlying contraction bias.
Abstract:
top
12 . Dr. Mouna Maroun
University of Haifa, Neurobiology Department
Effects of stress on plasticity in the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex circuit.
Abstract:
top
13 . Dr. Marina Pavlovskaya
Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Neurophysiology Department
Hemispheric and cross-dimensional transfer of perceptual learning effects under easy and hard conditions.
Abstract:
top
14 . Dr. Ronit Pinkas-Kramarski
Tel Aviv University, Neurobiochemistry
Autophagy inducing drug, as a novel treatment for brain injury.
Abstract:
top
15 . Dr. Uri Polat
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine
Probing levels of deficient visual information processing
Abstract:
top
16 . Dr. Hamutal Slovin
Bar Ilan University, Brain Research
Real-time imaging of saccadic suppression in the visual cortex.
Abstract:
top
17 . Dr. Michael Wagner
Ariel University Center of Samaria, Industiral Engineering & Psychology
Virtual depth instatic and dynamic displays: Physiological versus cognitive factors of depth perception and vergence control.
Abstract:
top
18 . Edi Barkai, David Golomb and Israel Sekler
University of Haifa and Ben Gurion University, Depts. of Biology & Neurobiology
Learning-induced modifications in inhibitory synaptic transmission: Mechanisms and functional significance.
Abstract:
top
19 . Dr. Hagit Cohen
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Anxiety & Stress Research Unit
An assessment of the differential effects of stress hormones and noradrenergic manipulation on traumatic memory consolidation and reconsolidation as reflected in behavioral stress responses.
Abstract:
top
20 . Dr. Reuven Stein
Tel Aviv University, Neurobiology Department
Molecular characterization of the neuropathology and cognitive deficits in the model of neurofibromatosis type 1 and evaluation of potential treatments.
Abstract:
top
21 . Dr. David Anaki
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology
Electrophysiological correlates associated with face and object perception
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22 . Dr. Tzuri Lifschytz
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychiatry
Behavioral and biochemical effects of specific thyroid hormone receptor modulators (STRM's) in animal models of antidepressant activity.
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23 . Dr. Guy Horev
Weizmann Institute, Department of Neurobiology
Head and whiskers movement strategies of rats during object localization
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24 . Dr. Amir Perelberg
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Evolution
Cooperative behavior in chimpanzees: bridging the gap between evolutionary biology and behavioral psychology processes.
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25 . Dr. Michael Tsoory
Weizmann Institute, Department of Neurobiology
Evaluating the consequences of exposure to stressors during the mouse's 'juvenility' oncoping with stressors in adulthood and the involvement of CRF receptors: Developing amouse model for the predisposition for mood and anxiety disorders in adulthood following 'childhood trauma'.
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26 . Dr. Shlomo Wagner
University of Haifa, Neurobiology Department
Exploring information processing in the vomeronasal system, using genetically modified mice expressing the channel rhodopsin-2 gene in a specific population of vomeronasal organ neurons.
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Second Year

1 . Dr. Orna Almog
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Clinical Biopharmacology
A structural study of the interaction of calbindin D28k with the lithium inhibited enzyme IMPase
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2 . Dr. Yair Bar Haim
Tel Aviv University, Psychology Department
Neural Correlates of Threat Processing in Anxiety
Abstract:
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3 . Dr. Dorit Ben-Shalom
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Visual Perception
Superior and not so superior visual search in autism
Abstract:
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4 . Dr. Alon Chen
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
The roles of central corticotropin releasing factor receptors in mediating stress-related neuroendocrine and behavioral responses.
Abstract:
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5 . Dr. Yael Chertkow-Deutsher
The Technion, Psychobiology-psychiatry
Epigenetic factors in the vulnerability to PTSD; The role of DNA methylation
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6 . Dr. Doron Gothelf
Schneider Hospital for Children, Clinical Psychiatry
Genetic and cognitive endophenotypes and neuropsychiatric risk factors for the development of psychosis in velocardiofacial syndrome (22qll.2 deletion syndrome).
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7 . Dr. Amir Karniel
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Biomedical Engineering
Motor Memory - does it address the past or the future?
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8 . Dr. Noga Kronfeld-Schor
Tel Aviv University, Department of Zoology
Modulating affective responses by changing photoperiod in fat sand rats: Possible mechanisms and insights into Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
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9 . Dr. Gil Levkowitz
Weizmann Institute, Molecular Biology
Zebrafish as a vertebrate model to investigate developmental dysfunctions of dopaminergic pathways
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10 . Dr. Jeannette Schaeffer
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Linguistics
Grammatical and pragmatic properties of DPs in the language of Hebrew speaking children with Grammatical Specific Language Impairment
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11 . Dr. Anat Barnea
The Open University, Dept. of Natural and Life Sciences
Neurobiological aspects of migratory behavior in birds:A neuroethological study, comparing migrant and resident species in Israel.
Abstract:
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12 . Prof. Ehud Zohary
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology Department
Cortical plasticity in the adult human (visual/motor) cortex following damage to the eripheral organ (retina/ limb)
Abstract:
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13 . Dr. Alexandra Kavushansky
The Technion, Psychiatry Department
The plasticity-related genes CAM-L1, laminin and CREB in physical vs. .psychological stress: implication to stress-related psychiatric disorders
Abstract:
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14 . Dr. Inna Slutsky
Tel Aviv University, Physiology Department
Reversal of age-dependent memory decline by magnesium ion
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Third Year

1 . Dr. Opher Donchin
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Biomedical Engineering
The deep cerebellar nuclei and their role in learning to make reaching movements.
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2 . Dr. Yoram Gutfreund
The Technion, Physiology and Biophysics
Investigation of the neural signals that guide experience-dependent plasticity in the auditory localization system of the barn owl.
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3 . Dr. Dana Cohen
Bar Ilan University, Brain Research Center
Neural mechanisms of learning, reversal learning and generalizing in rats.
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1 . Dr. Anna Sterkin
Sheba Medical Center, Eye Research
Functional neural network involved in decision making in patients with depression using fMRI.
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2006 - 2007


First Year

1 . Dr. Amir Karniel
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Biomedical Engineering
Motor Memory - does it address the past or the future?
Abstract:
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2 . Dr. Doron Gothelf
Schneider Hospital for Children, Clinical Psychiatry
Genetic and cognitive endophenotypes and neuropsychiatric risk factors for the development of psychosis in velocardiofacial syndrome (22qll.2 deletion syndrome).
Abstract:
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3 . Dr. Gil Levkowitz
Weizmann Institute, Molecular Biology
Zebrafish as a vertebrate model to investigate developmental dysfunctions of dopaminergic pathways
Abstract:
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4 . Dr. Jeannette Schaeffer
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Linguistics
Grammatical and pragmatic properties of DPs in the language of Hebrew speaking children with Grammatical Specific Language Impairment
Abstract:
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5 . Dr. Yael Chertkow-Deutsher
The Technion, Psychobiology-psychiatry
Epigenetic factors in the vulnerability to PTSD; The role of DNA methylation
Abstract:
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6 . Dr. Leon Deouell
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology Department
Is the frontal lobe involved in non-intentional change detection? An ERP and fMRI investigation
Abstract:
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7 . Dr. Noga Kronfeld-Schor
Tel Aviv University, Department of Zoology
Modulating affective responses by changing photoperiod in fat sand rats: Possible mechanisms and insights into Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Abstract:
top
8 . Dr. Alon Chen
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
The roles of central corticotropin releasing factor receptors in mediating stress-related neuroendocrine and behavioral responses.
Abstract:
top
9 . Dr. Orna Almog
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Clinical Biopharmacology
A structural study of the interaction of calbindin D28k with the lithium inhibited enzyme IMPase
Abstract:
top
10 . Dr. Yair Bar Haim
Tel Aviv University, Psychology Department
Neural Correlates of Threat Processing in Anxiety
Abstract:
top
11 . Dr. Dorit Ben-Shalom
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Visual Perception
Superior and not so superior visual search in autism
Abstract:
top
12 . Dr. Anat Barnea
The Open University, Neurobiology Department
Neurobiological aspects of migratory eriphera in birds: a neuroethological study, comparing migrant and resident species in Israel
Abstract:
top
13 . Prof. Ehud Zohary
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology Department
Cortical plasticity in the adult human (visual/motor) cortex following damage to the eripheral organ (retina/ limb)
Abstract:
top
14 . Dr. Anat Barnea
The Open University, Neurobiology Department
Neurobiological aspects of migratory eriphera in birds: a neuroethological study, comparing migrant and resident species in Israel
Abstract:
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15 . Dr. Ariela Gordon-Shaag
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Physiology Department
The molecular basis of TRPV1 modulation by Nerve Growth factor
Abstract:
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16 . Dr. Alexandra Kavushansky
The Technion, Psychiatry Department
The plasticity-related genes CAM-L1, laminin and CREB in physical vs. .psychological stress: implication to stress-related psychiatric disorders
Abstract:
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17 . Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer
Ben Gurion Univesrity of the Negev, Behavioral Sciences
Reduced Functional Brain Asymmetry in Focal Epilepsy: Modification in .Regional Activity or Neural Conduction?
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Second Year

1 . Ph.D Yoram Bonneh & Misha Tsodyks
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
Investigation of the cause and consequence of sensory hyper-sensitivity in autism.
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2 . Ph.D Ariel Knafo
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology Department
The molecular genetic architecture of prosocial behavior: Polymorphisms and individual differences, using a multimethod approach including laboratory games.
Abstract:
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3 . Ph.D Ilan Lampl
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
Membrane potential up and down states: mechanisms of generation and their role in shaping neuronal response to sensory stimulation.
Abstract:
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4 . Ph.D Shai Shoham
Herzog Hospital Jerusalem, Research Department
Dietary lithium supplementation for delaying brain aging processes.
Abstract:
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5 . Ph.D Drorit Saar
University of Haifa, Brain and Behavior Department
Mechanisms underlying learning induced enhancement of synaptic transmission: quantal analysis study.
Abstract:
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6 . M.D. Miki Bloch
Tel Aviv University, Psychiatry Department
Gonadal steroid manipulation and personality characteristics: association with mood fluctuations and in vitro fertilization outcomes
Abstract:
top
7 . M.D. Yossi Chalamish
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
The conrol of visual imagery and attention under hypnotic suggestion: an fMRI study of the human visual cortex.
Abstract:
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8 . Ph.D Michal Taler & Irit Gil-Ad
Felsenstein Medical Research Center,
Evaluation of the effect of various antidepressants on brain IGF-I and IGFII and their receptors expression in normal and stressed rats. Relevance to antidepressants-induced neurotrophic activity.
Abstract:
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9 . M.D. Uri Polat
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine
Relationships between information processing, decisions and cognitive reward in major depression
Abstract:
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10 . Ph.D Marina Pavlovskaya
: Loewenstein Hospital, Neurophysiology Department
Low level visual processing in unilateral neglect syndrome: contrast detection and contrast matching study
Abstract:
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11 . Ph.D Michal Hershfinkel
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Morphology
The molecular mechanism linking zinc deficiency to learning and memory disorders.
Abstract:
top
12 . Ph.D Avraham Zangen
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
Neurochemical characterizations of a genetic and an environmental rat model for depressive behavior.
Abstract:
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13 . Ph.D Rami Yaka
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Pharmacy
Regulation of GABAa receptor function by ethanol
Abstract:
top
14 . Ph.D Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory
University of Haifa, Psychology Department
Characterization of theory of mind and empathy deficits in Schizophrenia: a neuropsychological examination of affective vs. cognitive aspects of social cognition.
Abstract:
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15 . Ph.D Adi Mizrahi
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology Department
The role of newborn inhibitory neurons in memory formation of the olfactory system in the mouse
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Third Year

1 . Dr. Inna Slutsky
Tel Aviv University School of Medicine, Physiology Department
Reversal of Age-Dependent Memory Decline by Magnesium Ion
Abstract:
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2005 - 2006


First Year

1 . Ph.D Yoram Bonneh & Misha Tsodyks
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
Investigation of the cause and consequence of sensory hyper-sensitivity in autism.
Abstract:
top
2 . Ph.D Ariel Knafo
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology Department
The molecular genetic architecture of prosocial behavior: Polymorphisms and individual differences, using a multimethod approach including laboratory games.
Abstract:
top
3 . Ph.D Ilan Lampl
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
Membrane potential up and down states: mechanisms of generation and their role in shaping neuronal response to sensory stimulation.
Abstract:
top
4 . Ph.D Shai Shoham
Herzog Hospital Jerusalem, Research Department
Dietary lithium supplementation for delaying brain aging processes.
Abstract:
top
5 . Ph.D Drorit Saar
University of Haifa, Brain and Behavior Department
Mechanisms underlying learning induced enhancement of synaptic transmission: quantal analysis study.
Abstract:
top
6 . M.D. Miki Bloch
Tel Aviv University, Psychiatry Department
Gonadal steroid manipulation and personality characteristics: association with mood fluctuations and in vitro fertilization outcomes
Abstract:
top
7 . M.D. Yossi Chalamish
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
The conrol of visual imagery and attention under hypnotic suggestion: an fMRI study of the human visual cortex.
Abstract:
top
8 . Ph.D Michal Taler & Irit Gil-Ad
Felsenstein Medical Research Center,
Evaluation of the effect of various antidepressants on brain IGF-I and IGFII and their receptors expression in normal and stressed rats. Relevance to antidepressants-induced neurotrophic activity.
Abstract:
top
9 . M.D. Mark Weiser
Sheba Medical Center,
Studying the prodrome of psychosis using a military setting
Abstract:
top
10 . M.D. Uri Polat
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine
Relationships between information processing, decisions and cognitive reward in major depression
Abstract:
top
11 . Ph.D Marina Pavlovskaya
: Loewenstein Hospital, Neurophysiology Department
Low level visual processing in unilateral neglect syndrome: contrast detection and contrast matching study
Abstract:
top
12 . Dr. Netta Levin & Ehud Zohary
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology Department
Activation patterns in the visual cortex following optic neuritis - An fMRI study
Abstract:
top
13 . Ph.D Michal Hershfinkel
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Morphology
The molecular mechanism linking zinc deficiency to learning and memory disorders.
Abstract:
top
14 . Ph.D Avraham Zangen
Weizmann Institute, Neurobiology Department
Neurochemical characterizations of a genetic and an environmental rat model for depressive behavior.
Abstract:
top
15 . Ph.D Rami Yaka
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Pharmacy
Regulation of GABAa receptor function by ethanol
Abstract:
top
16 . Ph.D Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory
University of Haifa, Psychology Department
Characterization of theory of mind and empathy deficits in Schizophrenia: a neuropsychological examination of affective vs. cognitive aspects of social cognition.
Abstract:
top
17 . Ph.D Adi Mizrahi
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Neurobiology Department
The role of newborn inhibitory neurons in memory formation of the olfactory system in the mouse
Abstract:
top
18 . Ph.D Aviv Weinstein
Sourasky Medical Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine
A pharmaco-genetic and brain imaging study into nicotine-induced dopamine release in cigarette smokers measured with (I-123-)IBZM in single photon emission tomography (SPECT).
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Second Year

1 . Dr. Amir Ayali
Tel Aviv University, Department of Zoology
The development of information processing capabilities in the nervous system
Abstract:
top
2 . Dr. Claude Brodski
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Morphology
Molecular and behavioral analysis of a mouse model for the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Abstract:
top
3 . Dr. Miri Carmel
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine
Pharmacogenetics of citalopram treatment in children and adolescent outpatients
Abstract:
top
4 . Dr. Leon Deouell
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology
Electrophysiological investigation of interactions between background auditory change detection and auditory and visual processing at the focus of attention
Abstract:
top
5 . Dr. Gadi Goelman
Hebrew University Medical Center, Medical Biophysics
The Habenular nucleus and its role in coupling serotonergic and dopaminergic systems
Abstract:
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6 . Dr. Abraham Goldstein
Bar-Ilan University, Brain Research, Interdisciplinary Unit
Electrophysiological correlates of the adult attachment behavioral system
Abstract:
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7 . Dr. Pnina Green
Tel Aviv University, Laboratory for the Study of Membrane Fatty Acids, Felsenstein Center for Medical Research and Dep. Internal Medicine B, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva
Brain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Depression: Exploration of the "Phospholipid Theory" of Depression in an Animal Model
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8 . Dr. Daphna Joel
Tel Aviv University, Department of Psychology
Studying the interplay between the orbital cortex and the striatal serotonergic system in a rat model of obsessive compulsive disorder
Abstract:
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9 . Dr. Rachel Maayan
Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva
Brain DHEA as a neuroprotecter in behavioral disorders
Abstract:
top
10 . Dr. Mouna Maroun
University of Haifa, The Brain and Behavior Research Center, Faculty of Science and Science Education
Mechanisms of long-term extinction in the amygdala-prefrontal cortex circuit
Abstract:
top
11 . Dr. Shula Parush
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Psychophysiological and behavioral correlates of children with and without Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD) and their parents
Abstract:
top
12 . Dr. Golan Shahar
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Self-criticism as a default set: integrating research on executive functions and task-switching with research on cognitive vulnerability to suicidal depression
Abstract:
top
13 . Dr. Michael Wagner
Ariel University Center of Samaria, Department of Industrial Engineering
Eye dominance, stereo vision and spatial exploration: A binocular eye-movement measurement approach
Abstract:
top
14 . Dr. Kobi Rosenblum
University of Haifa, Brain and Behavior
The role of neuronal translation regulation in taste memory consolidation
Abstract:
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15 . Dr. Guy Bloch
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Evolution, Systematics and Ecology
Social regulation of chronobiological plasticity in the honey bee
Abstract:
top
16 . Dr. Malka Cohen-Armon
Tel Aviv University, Cardiac research Institute
PolyADP-ribosylation of chromatin-bound proteins and memory formation
Abstract:
top
17 . Dr. Merav Ahissar
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Psychology Department
Between perceptual and working memory: the case of dyslexia
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2004 - 2005


First Year

1 . Dr. Amir Ayali
Tel Aviv University, Department of Zoology
The development of information processing capabilities in the nervous system
Abstract:
top
2 . Dr. Claude Brodski
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Morphology
Molecular and behavioral analysis of a mouse model for the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Abstract:
top
3 . Dr. Miri Carmel
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine
Pharmacogenetics of citalopram treatment in children and adolescent outpatients
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4 . Dr. Leon Deouell
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology
Electrophysiological investigation of interactions between background auditory change detection and auditory and visual processing at the focus of attention
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5 . Dr. Gadi Goelman
Hebrew University Medical Center, Medical Biophysics
The Habenular nucleus and its role in coupling serotonergic and dopaminergic systems
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6 . Dr. Abraham Goldstein
Bar-Ilan University, Brain Research, Interdisciplinary Unit
Electrophysiological correlates of the adult attachment behavioral system
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7 . Dr. Pnina Green
Tel Aviv University, Laboratory for the Study of Membrane Fatty Acids, Felsenstein Center for Medical Research and Dep. Internal Medicine B, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva
Brain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Depression: Exploration of the "Phospholipid Theory" of Depression in an Animal Model
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8 . Dr. Daphna Joel
Tel Aviv University, Department of Psychology
Studying the interplay between the orbital cortex and the striatal serotonergic system in a rat model of obsessive compulsive disorder
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9 . Dr. Rachel Maayan
Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva
Brain DHEA as a neuroprotecter in behavioral disorders
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10 . Dr. Mouna Maroun
University of Haifa, The Brain and Behavior Research Center, Faculty of Science and Science Education
Mechanisms of long-term extinction in the amygdala-prefrontal cortex circuit
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11 . Dr. Shula Parush
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Psychophysiological and behavioral correlates of children with and without Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD) and their parents
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12 . Dr. Golan Shahar
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Self-criticism as a default set: integrating research on executive functions and task-switching with research on cognitive vulnerability to suicidal depression
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13 . Dr. Michael Wagner
Ariel University Center of Samaria, Department of Industrial Engineering
Eye dominance, stereo vision and spatial exploration: A binocular eye-movement measurement approach
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