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  1. Humans of Science: Scott Rennie and Pooja Viswanathan


    16.2.2017

    Names: Scott Rennie and Pooja Viswanathan
    Labs: Behavioral Neuroscience at the CCU and Andreas Nieder’s lab at the University of Tuebingen
    Project titles: Using a game theoretical approach to study cooperative behavior in rats
    and Neural representation of numerosity in primate frontal and parietal areas


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  2. More serotonin, less motivation? It depends on the circumstances


    15.2.2017

    [Short] stimulations [of serotonin-producing neurons] reduced the animals’ motor activity only when they were freely exploring a new environment, with no directed ‘goals’. (...) Long term stimulation triggered a second effect: the mice became globally more active. – Patrícia Correia


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  3. Simple rule explains complex group swimming patterns


    13.2.2017

    In an article published in the scientific journal PNAS, researchers from the Collective Behaviour lab at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) present a surprisingly simple rule that explains how complex patterns of collective movement emerge in zebrafish as they develop from recently hatched larvae into adults.


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