About the speaker

Idan Segev is the David & Inez Myers Professor in Computational Neuroscience, a member at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and Head of the Department of Neurobiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His work is published in the top journal such as Science, Nature, PNAS and he is the co-initiator and Chief Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience series of journals. His research team utilizes computational and theoretical tools to study information processing and plastic capabilities of cortical neurons, with their elaborated morphology and nonlinear membrane properties. In recent years his team works tightly with several experimental groups worldwide in an endeavor to model a whole piece of the mammalian cortex, with the ultimate goal to unravel how local fine variations within the cortical network underlie specific behavioral function and may give rise to certain brain diseases or to a healthy and “individual” brains. Idan Segev takes a keen interest in the connection between art and the brain. He co-edited an “Artists” book with original brain-inspired etchings by ten top Israeli artists; he recently co-edited a special research topic in Frontiers on “Art and Brain”.

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