TAU PD research Prize announcement

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Joy aims to support and promote the emerging field of neuro-wellness.
We are interested in research efforts that potentially impact human performance and well-being, improve regulation of emotions in personal and social context and increase mental and physical resilience under challenge – which are all different aspects of neuro-wellness.
Neuro-wellness focuses on the research of improving or enhancing the resilience of the healthy brain towards stress, emotional imbalance and instability, and understanding their underlying mechanisms. Joy’s ultimate goal is to cultivate the advancements in neuroscience, related fields and technology for improving the everyday human experience and well-being by enhancing mental resilience and reducing mental vulnerability and allowing people to cope beneficially with difficulties and challenges of daily life.
Joy’s long-term goal is to create solutions catering individuals directly, with no need for FDA clearance or medical guidance/supervision
We are interested in research projects that will study different ways to effectively and safely stimulate the nervous system in non-invasive ways.
The ultimate applicative target of the stimulation would be a non-clinical, generally healthy, human population, with the aim of claiming/proving mood enhancement or regulation.
The successful candidate will be provided with fellowship funding as well as academic hosting and industry-oriented mentorship.
Joy Post Doctorate Call for Research Proposals We are looking for outstanding research proposals concerning methodological, in-depth study of one of the sensory-based or other neuromodulation techniques.

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UK Young Researcher’s Prize 

Dr. Linda Katona
Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford
Subcortically co-ordinated temporal redistribution of inhibition in the hippocampus

Israeli Young Researcher’s Prize 

Dr. Ella Striem-Amit
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Look, no hands! What can we learn from the brains of people born without hands?

UK Early Career Researcher’s Prize

Dr. Charlotte Stagg
Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN), University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital
The neurochemistry of learning, and relearning, human motor skills

Israeli Early Career Researcher’s Prize  

Dr. Nitzan Censor
School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, TAU
Reactivation-induced perceptual and motor learning


Stav Emanuel

Parasitoid wasp manipulates nocifensive behavior of cockroach host

Emanuel S. , Libersat F.  *

Dept. of Life Sciences and Zlotowski center for neuroscience, BGU

Omer Barkai

A new spice to the inflammatory soup: Platelet-Derived Growth Factor activates peripheral pain-related neurons by inhibiting Kv7 potassium channels

Barkai O. 1 2, Goldstein RH. 1 2, Lev S. 1 2, Binshtok A. 1 2*

1 The Faculty of Medicine, HUJI, 2 ELSC,HUJI

Dario Geisinger

Perceptual cues in the interaction between the Vestibulo Ocular Reflex and the OptokineticNystagmus in virtual reality environments

Geisinger D 1 2*, Hayun K 3, Zivotofsky AZ 3, Suarez H 4, Gordon CR 1 2

1 Department of Neurology, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, 2  Faculty of Medicine, TAU 3 The Leslie and Susan Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, BIU 4 Laboratorio de Otoneurologia, Montevideo, Uruguay

Hanna Hayat

Mechanisms underlying sensory disconnection during sleep: a role for the locus coeruleus-noradrenaline system

Hayat H. 1*, Regev N. 1, Krom AJ. 1 2, Bergman L. 1, Yizhar O. 3, Pickering AE. 4 5, Nir Y. 1 6

1 Department Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, TAU2Department of Anesthesiology, Hadassah University Hospital, 3 Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute 4 School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol, Bristol, , UK 5 Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospitals Bristol, Bristol, UK 6 Sagol School of Neuroscience, TAU

Tamir Eliav

Representation of large-scale spaces in the hippocampus of flying bats

Eliav T. , Las L. , Ulanovsky N.  *

Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Elor Arieli

Differential roles of basolateral amygdala dynamics in taste perception and learning

Arieli E. 1, Gerbi R. 1, Harpaz I. 1, Udi D. 1, Zeidan R. 1, Moran A. 1 2*

1 Department of Neurobiology, TAU 2 Sagol school of Neuroscience

Meytal Cohen-Or

Extremes on the weight spectrum - searching for epigenetic mechanisms/markers

Cohen Or M. 1*, Gerberg Y., Kisliouk T. 2, Meiri N. 2, Weller A. 3

1 Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University 2 The Volcani Center, Institute of animal science 3 BIU, Department of Psychology

Dean Shmuel

Non-invasive brain stimulation synchronized with visual memory reactivation modulates human perceptual learning

Shmuel D. 1, Sharon H. 2 3, Censor N. 1 4*

1 School of Psychological Sciences, TAU 2 Center for Brain Functions and Institute of Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center3  Faculty of Medicine, TAU 4 Sagol School of Neuroscience, TAU

Oryan Agranyoni

Fecal transplantation modulate depressive-like behavior in WT sabra mice

Agranyoni O. 1, Koren O 2, Salmon-Divon M 3, Navon-Venezia S 3, Pinhasov A 3*

1 1Dept. of Molecular Biology, Ariel University 2 Faculty of Medicine BIU, Zefat, 3 Dept. of Molecular Biology, Ariel University

Moriya Weitz

Characterization and manipulation of GABAergic inputs to the VTA to prevent cocaine-conditioned reward

Khayat A. , Weitz M. , Yaka R.*

School of Pharmacy, HUJI