Job ID: 85546

The Neurobiology of Happiness

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 September 2022

City: Jerusalem

Country: Israel

Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem



We study mouse behavior and personality using a system we developed that can continuously track the behavior of groups of mice. The system measures more than a hundred behaviors such as chases and exploration, as well as social structures such as dominance hierarchy. We have recently developed multiple paradigms to assess an animal’s positive emotional state in its home cage, and now want to use these paradigms to understand the biological mechanisms that underlie happiness.

Some recent relevant publications from the lab:
Nature Neuroscience 2019:
Nature Neuroscience 2016:
Patterns (cell press) 2021: