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Tali Kimchi

Lighting up the reward center: Light-sensitive proteins are inserted into specific brain cells. Blue: dopamine-producing cells in the reward system in the ventral tegmental area. Red: cells carrying the inserted protein in a mouse brain. Yellow: Overlap between cells that are carrying the optogenetic protein and those that are dopamine-producing. Image obtained by confocal microscope in the lab of Prof. Tali Kimchi
05.03.2018

Blocking dopamine receptors in male mouse brains dampened their preference for females

backcrossing wild-derived mice with lab mice infographic
05.08.2014

A new mouse model enables research into the neural and genetic roots of social behavior, including reproduction and maternal...

mouse house
17.06.2013

Weizmann Institute research into mouse social behavior finds signs of leadership and reveals “autistic” mouse society
 

Fluorescent microscope photo of mouse cortical nerve cells (neurons) in culture infected with lentiviruses that express green fluorescent protein. From the lab of Dr. Alon Chen
30.08.2010

What genetic and neural mechanisms give rise to our personality? Which fine tune our sexual behavior? What code programs a...

Dr. Tali Kimchi. Behavioral switches
01.05.2009
Brains are wired for both male and female behavior. What turns sex-related behavior on?