The Mizrahi lab aims to understand the neuronal basis of learning and memory in the auditory system, focusing on cortical circuits. We study perceptual learning and category learning as two lifelong processes that shape brain function and behavior in adults. To study the mechanisms of these types of learning we use mice. We developed automated behavioral systems to train groups of mice on complex behavioral tasks like perceptual learning and categorization. We use a variety of technics, including electrophysiology, multi-unit arrays recording and imaging to follow single neurons as mice learn, memorize and behave.
The successful candidate is expected to join a project on cortical plasticity of local circuits primarily using In vivo two-photon calcium imaging in behaving mice.
Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Neurobiology or related disciplines and should have interests in imaging, electrophysiology or related methods (experience is an advantage). Candidates should be proficient in English.
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About The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), part of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is revolutionizing neuroscience research. ELSC aims to develop a thriving interface between theory and experiments across levels - cognitive, biological, and computational neuroscience, paving the way to innovative discovery in brain research.