About the Sagol Brain Institute
The Sagol Brain Institute Tel-Aviv is a world-class system-neuroscience research center, devoted to understanding the functions of the human brain using multi-modal and multi-scale advanced neuroimaging techniques, aiming to translate basic science to clinical needs in brain-related medical fields such as; neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurology and psychiatry.
Based on a large hospital premise, the center is committed to provide advanced solutions for more concise and precise brain-guided diagnosis and interventions for various brain disorders.
The Institute is home to PhD and Master's students as well as senior researchers that specializes in the field of neuroiamging, brain-informatic, cognitive- and affective neuroscience, defined around seven research teams:
Facilities and Resources
The Sagol Brain Institute is equipped with a 3T MRI scanner and with state-of–the-art EEG systems, including an MRI compatible system (Brain Products 32 and 64 channel caps and amplifiers and a new EGI 256 channel net system). The institute has also built its own patented EEG device for recording EEG inside the MRI scanner, allowing a significant reduction of both cardiobalistic and non-cardiobalistic noise.
The Institute includes 50 researchers and students from various backgrounds including psychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, biologists, physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. The institute also includes a clinical service that provides pre-operative brain mapping for epilepsy patients.
The Functional Neurosurgery Unit, and the IntraCranial Electrophysiology Lab provides epilepsy patient evaluation, presurgical evaluations (video-EEG, fMRI, PET, MEG, EEG-fMRI, wada and invasive monitoring using ECoG and depth electrodes) as well as intra-operative mapping using ECoG, LFP recordings, and stimulations in anesthetized and awake surgeries, including ground breaking research on single cell and local field potentials in a variety of cognitive emotional and vigilance states. This work involves the expertise of computer-scientists, engineers, a neuropsychologist, neurosurgeon and neurologist.