Scientists at BGU are studying the brain in ways that were unimaginable only a decade ago.
The brain is the seat of human consciousness. It guides our perceptions and governs our interpretation of the world around us. When the human mind is compromised – by disease or unexplained disorders – quality of life suffers. BGU researchers in the Inter-Faculty Brain Sciences School and Brain Imaging Research Center are gaining insight toward developing new treatments and, possibly, cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s, stroke, trauma-induced epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and mental illness. Donate to brain research>>
Israel’s National Autism Research Center, established at BGU in partnership with Soroka University Medical Center, is the first center in Israel that combines community and clinical care with research in the same location. The center aims to translate scientific discoveries into treatments and tools to improve quality of life for children with autism. Support autism research>>
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BGU Prof. Makes Strides in Autism Early Diagnosis
The technique involves tracking the eye movements of children as they watch specific films.
Autism’s Language Regression Tied to Motor Milestones
Study finds children with autism who lose words crawl, walk and talk earlier than those without regression.
Brain Damage Can Occur With Mild Head Trauma
BGU developed test detects brain damage without symptoms, a huge help for monitoring athletes and the aging.