Shlomo Bentin died in a traffic accident on July 13th 2012. Shlomo was an amazing man and had a great impact not only on psychological and brain science but also directly on the lives of so many people. He had a unique passion for life and for scientific discovery. He was a strong man with a soft heart and his exuberant presence was always felt and admired.

This blog is a place where people can share their experiences and memories of Shlomo. He was an extremely lively man who cherished his family, friends, work and academic accomplishments and we hope this blog will help to celebrate his life as he always did. To contribute, please send your text to Ani Flevaris and Ayelet Landau directly or at remembering.shlomo[at]

Monday, September 3, 2012

From Orit Elgavi - Hershler

I met Shlomo when I was studying for my Msc and Phd in the lab of Shaul Hochstein. I had published a paper on face detection, one of Shlomo's many research interests, and he agreed with parts of it, but disagreed with others. In true Shlomo style, he then invited me to a joint research project so that we could investigate the issues together. 
I will always remember the year of our joint investigation very fondly. Shlomo's enthusiasm for science was infectious, his memory for citing relevant research phenomenal, and his curiosity had no boundaries whatsoever - there was always a new and interesting question lurking just around the corner. Shlomo combined all this with an amazing warmth and love for people, immediately making sure I felt at home in his lab. Shlomo was a mensch in the fullest sense of the word. I will miss him sorely.

Orit Elgavi - Hershler 

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