The main research interest of the lab is measuring brain micro-structure with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The general work hypothesis is that brain structure, function and behavior are linked. Under this hypothesis we study the anatomical characteristics of brain tissue as well as structural aspects of neuro-plasticity and behavioral correlates.
The research in the lab focuses on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in humans and rodents. We use a General Electric ® 3T scanner (located at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center) for humans and a Bruker ® 7T scanner for small animals located at Tel Aviv University Campus. With these facilities we investigate brain macro-anatomy, micro-strucutre and plasticity.