Current research questions in neuroscience 2017-2018

When Sundays  14:00-15:30, Tuesdays 12-13:30
Where: The course takes place in the seminar room on the first floor of the brain research center (rm 101). Unless noted otherwise. 

Course structure 

The talks are structured as follows: each lecturer (PI) presents the research in his/her lab (45 min). Then, the PI leads a discussion with the students (~15-30 min, possibly after a short break) covering future research directions and open questions. The goal of the discussion is to engage the students and generate their own ideas on the topic. Suggested questions are presented below. Clearly, not all questions need to be discussed and the PI (or students) can add other questions for discussion, according to the discretion of the PI.

Suggested questions for discussion:

1.       What research question on this topic interests you?
2.       What is your hypothesis for the outcome of a study that would test… ? {PI suggests future study}
3.       What are the advantages vs. limitations of the methods that the PI uses?
4.       What would be a novel application of this research?
5.       Which novel (multidisciplinary) collaboration could enhance this research?
6.       …{open to your creativity}...

Home assignments: (submit by email to

For each talk, students will choose any question from the list (whether or not discussed with the PI during the presentation) and write a short paragraph with their thoughts on the topic (due 1 week after the talk). These will not be graded, but submission is mandatory. After logging which students have submitted, these paragraphs will be passed on the PI, who may be interested to see the students’ reflections on the research relevant to their labs. If interested, students and PIs may then continue into a dialogue on the topic (thereby forging a relationship between the students and PIs).


DateTimeLecturer WhereTitle

Sun, Oct 22, 201714:00-15:30Elana Zion Golumbic
 Intro to course; Rhythms in Brain and Behavior
Tues, Oct 24 2017
12:00-13:30Adam Zaidel Multisensory Processing
Sun, 29 Oct 201714:00-15:30Roy Salomon
 Cognitive neuroscience of the self
Tues, Oct 31 2017
 12:00-13:30 Rafi Haddad  Olfaction
Sun, Nov 5 201714:00-15:30Aaron Weller
Tues, Nov 7, 2017
12:00-13:30Eitan Okon
Sun, 12 Nov 2017class cancelled


Tues, 14 Nov 2017
class cancelled

Sun, 19 Nov 201714:00-15:30
Ari Zivotofski 
Ocular motor and visual Perception
Tues, 21 Nov 2017
12:00-13:30Alon Korengreen
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:00-15:30Yoram Boneh 
Tues 28 Nov 2017
 12:00-13:30 Moshe Bar  
Sun, 3 Dec 201714:00-15:30Ido Kanter 
Tues, 5 Dec 2017
12:00-13:30Sharon Armon-Lotem 
Sun, 10 Dec 201714:00-15:30
Tues, 12 Dec 2017
 12:00-13:30 Sharon Gilaie Dotan building 202 room number 119
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Hannukah - No Class
Tues, 19 Dec 2017
12:00-13:30Ilanit Gordon
Sun, 24 Dec 2017
Eshkol Refaeli The shifting nature of empathic accuracy in close relationships
Tues, 26 Dec 2017
12:00-13:30Vadim Axelrod
 Seminar room 102

Sun, 31 Dec 2017

Structure & function of neurodegenerative disease
Tues, 2 Jan 2018
12:00-13:30Michal Ben-Shachar Neuroscience Building, 4th floor circle
Brain and Language
Sun, 7 Jan 2018
14:00-15:30Ed Stern  Neuroscience Building, 2nd floor office
Tues, 9 Jan 2018
12:00-13:30Special Topic: "open science"? 
Sun, 14 Jan 2018

14:00-15:30Gal Yadid Neuroscience Building, 3rd floor, room 310
Neuropsycho pharamcology
Tues, 17 Jan 2018
 Galit Ophir
 Nanotechnology Building (206), 6th floor, section C, Room C-663. Studying the interplay between social interaction and reward
 Sun, 21 Jan 2018
14:00-15:30Adam & Elana  Discussion and Conclusions


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