Leore Heim

Leore Heim is an MD/PhD student in the field of neuroscience at Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Medicine. Leore aims to understand how one’s location with respect to the environment is represented within the nervous system. By developing and implementing cutting-edge technology (e.g. implantable µLEDs), Leore is able to record and manipulate electrical impulses within the brains of freely moving mice – on the micro level. This unique approach provides the opportunity to link the animal’s neurobiology (e.g. the temporal dynamics of cellular activity) with a high-level behavioral function (e.g. spatial navigation). The research seeks to reveal the mechanisms underlying neuronal codes based on rate, time, and phase, and advance our understanding of the general principles that govern information encoding and communication within the mammalian nervous system.