Prof. Dr. Israel Nelken


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsExperimental and Theoretical Network Neuroscience
KeywordsNeuroscience, Computational neuroscience, Systems neuroscience, Auditory cortex, Electrophysiology

Current contact address

InstitutionHebrew University of Jerusalem
InstituteDepartment of Neurobiology, Silverman Building

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Arthur KonnerthInstitut für Neurowissenschaften, Technische Universität München, München
Start of initial sponsorship01/04/2022


2021Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Nominator's project description

Prof. Nelken is one of the leading auditory neuroscientists in the world. He has developed a variety of experimental and computational methodologies for a better understanding of signaling in neurons and circuits. His major contribution to neuroscience is the discovery of stimulus-specific adaptation, a phenomenon that reflects the computation of a prediction error signal in the brain. In Germany, he will develop experimental strategies for an in-depth analysis of dysfunctional neurons in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.