The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC)

Tackling the greatest scientific challenge of the 21st century, The ELSC innovation center was founded on the belief that brain research must be interdisciplinary, and must therefore combine theoretical, biological and cognitive approaches in neuroscience. As such, our team is made up of a powerful mix of top scientists from different disciplines with a broad interdisciplinary understanding, who lead groundbreaking research on the relationships between brain computations, neuronal circuits, and behavior. 

A global leader in computational neuroscience, the Center boasts a unique theoretical and quantitative approach around which the widest, most diverse academic program in the field has been structured. Covering a broad range of disciplines, from anatomy and physiology to computer science, physics and cognitive sciences, the Center provides the most promising students with a strong foundation, not only for the benefit of today’s groundbreaking research, but in an effort to develop the next generation of brain researchers who will carry its vision into the future.

With world-renowned scientists, outstanding faculty recruits, talented students, a strong, dedicated research community, modern new facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, the Center, together with internationally recognized neuroscientists at the Hebrew University, has a leading role in this new era of brain research.

"I’d read several articles from prestigious reviews authored by ELSC faculty, which attested the quality of the publications and the international outreach of the center. ELSC is the Promised Land for the budding neuroscientist"

           - Arthur Berrou, PhD Student, ELSC

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