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Ehud Ahissar

Chunxiu Yu, a student

Sensory organs – fingers, eyes, whiskers – move continuously to sample the surroundings. How does the brain keep track of these movements,...

Triple Code

The simple twitch of a rat's whisker encodes three different kinds of signal

Triple Code
Three different types of code come into play when rats sense with their whiskers
In the Loop

A Weizmann Institute study finds that signals travel from a rat’s whiskers to its brain along three separate pathways


Twitching Whiskers Tell All

Neurons in a rats' brain that respond just to whisker motion may help explain why our fingers move to feel and our eyes to take...

Twitching Whiskers Tell All

Study shows that perception is tied to movement


Our fingers...
Feel the Beat
How do the eyes 'speak' with the brain to convey visual information? And how does the brain reconstruct tactile sensations formed...
Dr. Ehud Ahissar

A enigma concerning the role of a neurotransmitter in learning and memory is solved

The Ins And Outs Of Acetylcholine
A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute and France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) has...
Tune Into This: Weizmann Institute Study Provides Evidence For a Radio-Like Mechanism in the Brain
REHOVOT, Israel - October 14, 1997- Research conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science may give a whole new meaning to the...