The Laboratory For Learning & Memory

Prof. Irit Akirav

The School of Psychological Sciences, University of Haifa


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Research interests:


We are interested in the study of the involvement of the cannabinoid system (e.g., marijuana) in

stress, trauma and memory. By employing multidisciplinary approaches which include behavioral,

pharmacological, electrophysiological, and molecular techniques we study the processes underlying the

role of cannabinoids in modulating normal and pathological memory in rat models.


Currently, we are focused on studying the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids for the treatment of

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and other stress-related disorders.


Contact Us :

Irit Akirav , School of Psychological Sciences

University of Haifa, Haifa 3498838, Israel

E-mail: iakirav@psy.haifa.ac.il

Office: 04-8240168, Lab: 04-8240469, Fax: 04-8263157


© 2017 Laboratory for Learning and Memory. All rights Reserved

:צור קשר

אירית עקירב, בית הספר למדעי הפסיכולוגיה

אוניברסיטת חיפה, חיפה 3498838

iakirav@psy.haifa.ac.il : דוא"ל

טל' במשרד: 04-8240168

טל' במעבדה: 04-8240469 ,פקס: 04-8263157

University of  Haifa