The Center for Brain Sciences conducts multidisciplinary research focusing on the brain, blending basic and applied clinical sciences.

The Center focuses on: 

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases - with a special emphasis on Parkinson’s disease and related disorders
  • Strokes - researching the process of neuro-rehabilitation via Transcranial Direct and Alternating Current Stimulation (a growing field in the science of cognition and stroke recovery)
  • Anoxic Brain Damage – aiding survivors of successful cardiac resuscitation through concepts of neuro-rehabilitation 
  • Psychiatric Disorders – how to improve the functional capacity of psychiatric (e.g., schizophrenia and depression) patients
  • Electrophysiology and Neurocognition – identifying neurobehavioral mechanisms associated with particular EEG patterns and discrete cognitive function to aid the development of illness-specific treatment

Current ongoing and planned research projects at CRCBS:

  • Anxiety treatments – meta analysis
  • Association between physical activity and symptoms in schizophrenia patients
  • Growth patterns of children dependent on chronic ventilation
  • Emotional reactions of families of PVS and unconscious  patients
  • New potential drugs for prevention of cognitive decline in aging and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Understanding changes to the cerebellum in human Parkinson’s disease
  • Religious and spiritual quality of life and Alzheimer’s disease – “Tiferet Zkenim” project
  • Genetic factors in psychiatric disorders (in collaboration with the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine)
  • D-serine treatment for ADHD
  • Transcranial Current Stimulation Treatments of Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
  • Transcranial Current Stimulation treatment for depressive symptoms in  treatment resistant depression  patients
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Treatment for motor recovery in acute and chronic stroke patients
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and D-cycloserine add-on treatment for depressive symptoms in  treatment resistant depression
  • Transcranial current stimulation for Parkinson’s disease
  • Transcranial current stimulation in pediatric intractable epilepsy cases
  • Biofeedback for ADHD and Depression