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  1. An optimal decision-making strategy emerges from non-stop learning


    2.6.2020

    Unexpected results bring into question which decision-making strategies should be considered as optimal.


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  2. National Scientist Day 2020


    16.5.2020

    Scientists love asking questions… so to celebrate the National Scientist Day, we decided to turn the tables on them and ask them a few revealing questions in return!


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  3. Learning what’s dangerous is costly, but social animals have a way of lowering the price


    12.5.2020

    For social animals, such as humans, being able to recognize the presence of a threat in the behavior of others could literally be a life-saver. Yet, animals do not instinctively know that when a group member displays freezing – one of the three universal defense responses – it means trouble. Now, new findings by the Behavioural Neuroscience Lab demonstrate how animals acquire this ability and identify the neural circuitry crucial for implementing it.


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  4. Champalimaud Investigator receives Award to explore how the immune and nervous systems control lung infection


    29.4.2020

    Henrique Veiga-Fernandes is the first Portuguese investigator selected for a CZI (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative) grant. The project, selected for the Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation grant, comprises a team of three prominent scientists that will join forces to unravel neuro-immune interactions and their potential therapeutic contributions to pulmonary infection and inflammation.


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  5. Follow your gut: Newly identified digestive-brain axis controls food choice


    6.4.2020

    We may try to consciously make good food choices, but our bodies have their own way of weighing in. A new study reveals a learning mechanism orchestrated by the digestive and nervous systems that leads animals to actively seek out certain foods. These results are a step towards understanding how eating-related disorders, such as obesity, occur.


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