of Neurobiology at the Institute of Life Sciences and ELSC Safra Center for
Brain Science (formerly ICNC Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation)
at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His research focuses on different levels
of the visual system, from transduction of absorbed light in the eye, through
information processing by the eye and brain, to building and storing
representations of the visual scene in the hierarchy of cortical areas and
learning perceptional skills.
He received a PhD in Zoology from the Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, in 1972.
Hochstein was a member of the Initiative's ongoing committee 'Language and
Literacy' and a member of the consensus committee studying the topic of 'A
Proposal to Revamp Schooling for the 21st Century'. He was also a member of the
expert team for the topic of 'Learning from Past Initiatives to Improve Science
Education in Israel and Promote Excellence'.