Prof. Eran Hornstein, a member of the steering committee for Weizmann’s new Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences, discusses this important flagship project, which will bring together experts in multiple disciplines to understand mental illness, advance treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and much more. He explains why Weizmann is in an ideal position to uncover the brain's mysteries, with more than 40 internationally renowned research groups dedicated to addressing the most pressing topics in neuroscience. 
He also sheds light on his own cutting-edge research on the aging brain. Studying the basic molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, he is paving the way toward diagnostic and therapeutic tools for ALS, dementia, and other conditions.