Brain Sciences

Pioneering new paths in medicine and healthcare

Tackling neurological issues affecting millions worldwide.

The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) is Israel’s foremost institute for interdisciplinary brain research and an intellectual powerhouse at the forefront of the revolution in neuroscience. Utilizing their strength in computational neuroscience, ELSC researchers work to better understand the human mind.

ELSC scientists are creating brain machine interfaces that enable paralyzed patients to activate robotic limbs; developing treatments for Parkinson’s patients; enabling the blind to see through sensory substitution devices; and developing therapies to ameliorate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, among other innovations.  

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