About the Institute
The Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN) will promote original research, both basic and clinical, towards understanding the emotional brain and particularly focus on the causes, phenomenology, mechanisms, and treatment of affective and related disorders.
Pre-clinical Research Projects:
Research in the laboratory focuses on the understanding of the neurobiology of stress-related disorders, particularly Post-traumatic stress disorder and stress-induced depression....Read more
Clinical Research Projects:
Reserch in our clinical division focuses mainly on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), one of the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorders in civilian and military population.....Read more
Prof. Gal Richter-Levin
Prof. Richter-Levin is a full professor at the Department of Neurobiology and the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa. In his research, Prof. Richter-Levin focuses on the understanding of the neurobiology of stress-related disorders, particularly Post-traumatic stress disorder and stress-induced depression.
ISAN operates in close cooperation with several labs from the University psychology and neurobiology departments in the University of Haifa:
The Brain and Behavior Laboratory in the University of Haifa/ Prof. Gal Richter-Levin
The Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab / Prof. Simone Shmay-Tsoory
The Developmental Psychopathology Lab/ Dr. Tomer Shechner
The cognition Emotion Interaction Lab/ Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer