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Collective Behavior


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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.



If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Gonzalo de Polavieja via email.


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Know our Team

Gonzalo de Polavieja

Principal Investigator

Dean Rance

2019 INDP PhD Student

Fernando Martin-Maroto

Research Scientist

Francisco Heras

Postdoctoral Researcher

Francisco Romero

2014 INDP PhD Student

Madalena Valente

Masters Student

Panos Firbas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Telma Carrilho

Lab Administrator

Tiago Costa

2016 INDP PhD Student


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