• Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Building 901, room 210

1993 …2024

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HS has pioneered the implementation of voltage-sensitive dye imaging in behaving monkeys and is currently one out of 3 other such labs in the world. The research in HS lab. focuses on three interconnected topics in the field of visual neuroscience: (a) understanding the neuronal mechanisms mediating vision and visual perception as well as higher brain functions: visual attention, perceptual learning and consciousness; (b) image readout and image reconstruction (e.g. "mind reading") of artificial and natural stimuli from brain activity; (c) inducing artificial vision using microstimulation in visual areas that may be used in future brain-machine interfaces. As a whole, research on these topics can provide novel insights into brain functions, facilitate the development of a useful cortical visual neuroprosthesis, and improve treatment of visually impaired subjects. The lab. is using recently breakthrough technologies: optical imaging of voltage-sensitive dye signals and Optical imaging of intrinsic signals in behaving monkeys. These techniques are combined by electrophysiological recordings and microstimulation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jan 1991Jan 1996

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

Master's Degree, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1991Jun 1992

Award Date: 30 Jun 1992

Bachelor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1987Jun 1990

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990

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