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We use machine-learning to study positive Neuroscience in animals and in humans.

By using theory and friendly experiments to understand personality, behavior, hierarchy, communication, social learning, and much more, we hope to make the world happier for everybody.

Drop us a line if you would like to join us!


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Oren Forkosh*, Stoyo Karamihalev*, Simone Roeh, Uri Alon, Sergey Anpilov, Chadi Touma, Markus Nussbaumer et al. "Identity domains capture individual differences from across the behavioral repertoire.Nature Neuroscience (2019): 1-6.


We are looking for exceptional PostDocs and PhD students to come and join us! 

If you are interested in positive psychology, don't mind dirtying your hands with code and mathematics, good at building things, and love animals then 

drop us a line at  

Oren Forkosh

principal investigator


I did my undergraduate in physics and mathematics at the Hebrew University and later moved to the Weizmann Institute, for my masters, to study computer science and do lots of machine learning. I continued at the Weizmann Institute for my PhD in neuroscience and focused on social behaviour. Later, I did my postdoc at the Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology and the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry.

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The Hebrew University

Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Department of Animal Sciences

POB 12 Rehovot 7610001