The study of the nervous system, primarily the brain, has long captivated the scientific community. Israel has established itself as a leader in this realm, making substantial advancements in research and innovation and attracting global scientific recognition in terms of funding and citations. From 2007 to 2022, for example, the European Research Council supported 599 neuroscience projects, 58 of which were Israeli, putting the country in fifth place despite its small size. Israel also achieved a 10th-place global ranking in neuroscience citations per document from 1996 to 2021, averaging 39.09 citations, as per Scimago (considering only nations with over 1,000 published papers). Here is a summary of significant contributions made by several Israeli neuroscientists spanning diverse areas: pharmacological breakthroughs, theoretical insights into brain function and therapeutic innovations.
More articles you may like
Chatbots Say the Darndest Things
Neural networks are becoming more human-like and powerful, but we still don’t really understand how they work.
By Dan Falk
Could the Brain of a Tiny Fish Help Spark a Big Advance?
Novel neuroscience research explores the potential of psilocybin for treating depression.
By Ty Burke
Looking for Lost Layers of Information
Can we computationally recover spatial and temporal data about cellular behaviour to better understand complex biological systems?
By Dan Rubinstein
Micro Marvels, Mighty Impact
Unleashing the power of nanofiltration to quench the world's thirst.
By Zac Unger
Orchestrating a Cure
How nanoparticles and music harmonize to get medicine through the blood-brain barrier
By Diana Kwon