Champalimaud scientists to develop a wearable behavior analysis system for clinic and research
A team at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant of 149.820 euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop a prototype for a new system of behaviour analysis, based on sensors similar to those used in cell phones to detect movement, that will make it possible to accurately and automatically measure human behavior related to nervous system disorders.
How the brain decides what to do in the face of danger
New study identifies variables that lead the brain to apply specific defensive strategies and uncovers a particular pair of neurons crucial for this process.
Tackling the great paradox of biodiversity with game theory
These ideas are still largely theoretical, so we need to test how well the competition mechanisms proposed in the paper describe what happens when real species compete, but early results look quite promising. – Andres Laan