Scientists at BGU's Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience and Brain Imaging Research Center are studying both the normal and diseased brain. They’re working to develop innovative treatment methods for a range of disorders—from preventing the onset of post-trauma epilepsy to understanding the underlying mechanisms of brain diseases, including strokes, tumors, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, as well as autism, learning disorders and more.
The Connectivist -- BGU's Dr. Opher Donchin, who specializes in movement control and motor learning, is researching how electric current stimulation impacts different areas of the brain. more »
BGU's Dr. Simona Bar-Haim is helping teens with cerebral palsy (CP) from throughout the Middle East train their brains to walk better. more »
The New York Times and Dell -- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) often develops in the brain of athletes with a history of brain trauma. Thus far, doctors have only been able to diagnose CTE after the patient's death. more »
Ben-Gurion University's Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) is the only facility in Israel that uses the "translational approach," which means that its research findings are brought directly to the patient and the patient's illness is studied and analyzed immediately in research labs.
The BIRC serves the entire Negev region and its more than 550,000 people. Some 40 faculty members comprise this quality research group, representing a broad range of expertise, including: neurology, psychology, linguistics, biochemistry, biomedical engineering and more.
Until now, limitations on the physical infrastructure have been compensated for with strong human resources. But we need your help to build state-of-the-art facilities with groundbreaking technological developments where BGU researchers can work together toward a cure for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, stroke and more.
Contribute now to BGU's brain science research.