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The National Neuroscience Program – A 5-point level scientific major

Learning about the brain, conducting research and meeting scientists – in the virtual neuroscience classroom

The program will be in Hebrew

How many senses do we really have? How does our brain learn? What happens in our body when we fall in love? Can imagination improve the performance of musicians and athletes? Why does the brain of blind people who suddenly begin seeing, have a difficult time in understanding the images it pereceives? While research has provided answers for many of these questions, but with others, there is still much more to unravel discover.

Controlling and generating our thoughts, emotions, senses, motions and memories, the brain is the most complex organ in our body. It comprises 2% of our weight – but consumes accounts for about 20% of our energy expenditure. The brain controls and generates our thoughts, emotions, senses, motions and memories. In recent years, ground-breaking the study of the brain has been at the cutting edge of scientific research of the brain has provided novel – and surprising – findings that expand our understanding of this magnificent system. Neuroscience includes researchers from a variety of fields and disciplines, including physics, psychology, biology, chemistry, linguistics, computer science, etc. We invite you to join the National Neuroscience Program and take part in an exciting scientific adventure of to unravel deciphering the secrets of the brain, in the National Neuroscience Program.

This is an online program, taking place in a national virtual classroom, with an advanced learning program curriculum that will be an unforgettable experience. The program enables students to experience multidisciplinary studies of topics that are at the cutting edge of scientific research, and even provides them with the opportunity to take participate in actual research for aimed at advancing the knowledge in the field.  
In addition, the program also includes annual meetings at the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, where students will interact with other members of the program participants, conduct experiments and attend talks by scientists. The duration of the program is three years and it is accredited as a 5-point level matriculation major.

Audience:

Students with high self-learning abilities that are about to begin the 10th grade and are also taking another 5-point level scientific major, along with 4-5-point level mathematics. The number of Participant number s is limited!

 

Time:

The introductory camp will take place on August 2019 during summer vacation.

Place:

The meetings will be held at the Davidson Institute of Science Education  at on the Weizmann Institute of Science campus in Rehovot. Online classes can be attended from any location that haswith a computer and an internet connection.

 

Price:

NIS 2,500 NIS per year. Scholarships based on economic status are available. Cost for the school/local authority: NIS 1,500 NIS per year per student.

 

More about the program

Registration for the program and accreditation will only be possible if under coordinationed with the school's administration.
Requirements:
-  Scientific curiosity and self-discipline.
-  Top grades (90 and over) in sciences, English and mathematics
-  School approval and recommendation
-  Admission test

In its first year, the program will cover the following topics: the brain's responsibilities, nerve cells and the connection between them, sensing and perception, the visual system, memory, learning, language and emotions.
In the second year, the program will cover the following topics: the brain's roles, nerve cells and the connection between motion and other sensory systems, brain-machine interactions, research methods in neuroscience, and analyzing data from scientific research.
In the third year, students will conduct independent research on a topic of their choice.