Yael Amitai (Prof.)

1971 - 1978    MD, Tel Aviv University
1979 - 1985    Neurology residency, Sheba Medical Center
1986 - 1989    Fellowship, Stanford University, CA
1990 - today    Researcher, Ben-Gurion University


Office:    room 421, building M6
Phone:   972-8-6477329
FAX:       972-8-6477628
Email:    yaela@exchange.bgu.ac.il

The thalamocortical slice 

Intradendritic recordings
(from Amitai et al., Cereb. Cortex, 1993)

Best Experiment - Stanford 1987
Dept. of Physiology and cell Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University

Research Interests

The neocortex is the largest and most complex part of the mammalian brain, and responsible for sensory perception, motor control, memory and cognition. My research over the years has been devoted to the study of the neuronal circuits in the mammalian neocortex. We examined cellular physiology issues such as the membrane properties of neurons in the neocortex, the characteristics of synapses, and the interactions between neurons and astrocytes. In collaboration with close colleagues, we analyze the behavior of cortical neurons in-vivo. Together, these studies explore the rules of cortical functional organization.