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  1. Collective Behavior



    Our decisions, learning experiences and emotions depend on other people, and conversely the patterns in collectives result from interacting individuals. What are the rules of interaction? Which patterns can emerge?


    Our aim is to reach a quantitative understanding of individual and collective behavior, including collective coordination, collective decisions and collective intelligence. We approach this problem using a variety of techniques, including behavior, mathematical modelling, machine learning and artificial intelligence, virtual reality, neurobiology, and molecular biology. We chose to implement this approach in zebrafish and humans.

Latest Publications

  • Rao-Ruiz, Priyanka; Couey, Jonathan J.; Marcelo, Ivo M.; Bouwkamp, Christian G.; Slump, Denise E.; Matos, Mariana R.; van der Loo, Rolinka J.; Martins, Gabriela J.; van den Hout, Mirjam; van IJcken, Wilfred F.; Costa, Rui M.; van den Oever, Michel C.; Kus (2019) Engram-specific transcriptome profiling of contextual memory consolidation Nat Commun
  • French, Catherine A.; Vinueza Veloz, Maria F.; Zhou, Kuikui; Peter, Sasa; Fisher, Simon E.; Costa, Rui M.; De Zeeuw, Chris I. (2019) Conditional disruption of Foxp2 in the mouse brain Mol. Psychiatry
  • Riahi, Human; Brekelmans, Carlijn; Foriel, Sarah; Merkling, Sarah H.; Lyons, Taylor A.; Itskov, Pavel M.; Kleefstra, Tjitske; Ribeiro, Carlos; van Rij, Ronald P.; Kramer, Jamie M.; Schenck, Annette (2019) The histone methyltransferase G9a regulates tolerance to oxidative stress-induced energy consumption PLoS Biol.
  • Inês Santiago, João Santinha, Andrada Ianus, Antonio Galzerano, Rita Theias, Joana Maia, Maria Joao Barata, Nuno Loução, Bruno Costa-Silva, Antonio Beltran, Celso Matos and Noam Shemesh (2019) Susceptibility perturbation MRI (SPI) maps tumor infiltration into mesorectal lymph nodes Can Res
  • Rodriguez-Ruiz, Claudia; Munoz-Reyes, Jose Antonio; Iglesias-Julios, Marta; Sanchez-Pages, Santiago; Turiegano, Enrique (2019) Sex Affects the Relationship Between Third Party Punishment and Cooperation Sci Rep