The neural interfaces lab headed by Prof. Izhar Bar-Gad targets the research of bidirectional interaction between computerized systems and the central nervous system. The long-term goal of the lab is to use this interaction to provide a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology of neural disorders and to create the electrophysiological basis for the treatment of their symptoms. The research utilizes a comprehensive approach which combines broad usage of animal models for the different diseases, electrophysiological recordings from human subjects undergoing neurosurgery and computational models.

The current focus of the lab is shedding light on the neurophysiology of motor and behavioral disorders associated with basal ganglia malfunction such as Parkinson's disease,  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette Syndrome and the amendment of their symptoms using electrical or magnetic modulation. This goal combines basic and clinical research, which on one hand unravels the information processing pathways of the cortico-basal ganglia loop and on the other hand attempts a direct intervention for improving the severe motor and behavioral disabilities associated with the aforementioned disorders.

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Vinner E, Belelovsky K, Bar-Gad I
May 2021
Congratulations to Esther Vinner and Katya Belelovsky for getting published in JoVE: "Generating Acute and Chronic Experimental Models of Motor Tic Expression in Rats"!
May 2021
Prof. Izhar Bar-Gad participated in "Scientist-Celebrity" project. Together with Dr. Noa Ben-Aroya from the Schneider Centre for Pediatrics and Daniel Moers from the TV channel "Kan" they had an interesting conversation about Tourette syndrome.

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