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    The Human Brain Project

    Henry Markram, a former Weizmann professor and student, is now directing the Blue Brain Project. He writes in Scientific American about how building a vast digital simulation of the brain could transform neuroscience and medicine and reveal new ways of making more powerful computers.

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    The Azrieli National Institute for Human Brain Imaging and Research

    The human brain has 100 billion neurons and 1,000 times more synaptic connections than there are stars in our galaxy. It is ""the most complex challenge that science has ever encountered,"" says Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph, who appears in this video along with Dr. Assaf Tal, Dr. Amnon Bar-Shir, Dr. Edna Furman-Haran, Prof. Lucio Frydman, Prof. Rafi Malach, Prof. Noam Sobel, Prof. Yadin Dudai, and Institute president Prof. Daniel Zajfman…

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    Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky: Using Bats to Light the Way

    This three-minute video tells the story of Weizmann Institute researcher ​Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky, who studies free-flying bats to explore the brain's ability to ​work in three dimensions. His work with bats has considerable implications for human neuroscience.

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    Limitless: Fulfilling the Potential of the Human Brain

    The human brain is “limitless” – and yet, sometimes things go wrong. In this video, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr. Assaf Tal, Prof. Michal Schwartz, Prof. Alon Chen, Dr. Tali Kimchi, Dr. Ofer Yizhar, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, and Prof. Yadin Dudai talk about studying the brain in health and disease, always learning “what it means to be human, what it means to think, what it means to remember.”

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    Weizmann ""Did You Know"" – Facts About the Brain

    Learn compelling facts about the brain: It has 100,000 miles of blood vessels. We have more active brain waves when asleep than awake. Every new thought or memory creates new neuronal connections. Every day, it uses enough energy to power a lightbulb. Watch the video to learn more – and win at trivia night! (Note: video has no sound.)

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Prof. Yadin Dudai Introduces Partners in Creativity, Modern Dance meets Neurobiology

    This unique collaboration at the Weizmann Institute of Science's 2014 Global Gathering reveals complementary sides to the human brain. Israel's Vertigo Dance Company worked with Institute neuroscientists to create this performance, presented at New York's Lincoln Center. Weizmann's Prof. Yadin Dudai and the company's Noa Wertheim open the event.

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    What's the Snail's Secret of Regeneration?

    Identifying the proteins that enable snails to regrow their organs could help neuroscientists find ways to heal the brain, providing new treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Michael Fainzilber explains.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Creativity at Lincoln Center, Prof. Yadin Dudai

    Prof. Eytan Domany takes the stage to discusses the nature of memory, how we form memories, and how they change over time. He ties this into the dance about to performed by Israel's Vertigo Dance Company at Lincoln Center, describing how the movements made by the dancers – seemingly repetitive, but slightly different each time – represent memory.

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    Weizmann ""Did You Know?"" – Facts About MRI

    This six-minute video explains what MRI is and how it works by using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of organs and tissue inside our bodies. MRI, and functional MRI in particular, have radically changed neuroscience by allowing unprecedented, real-time, literal insight into the brain.

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    Autism Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science

    More and more children are being diagnosed with autism and related conditions, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimating that about 1 in 88 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fortunately, Weizmann researchers from a number of disciplines are working together to unravel the mysteries of ASDs.