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CR Researchers discover hidden structure of enigmatic

16 Apr 2018

Champalimaud Research

CR Researchers discover hidden structure of enigmatic "backwards" neural connections

The long-standing mystery of the organisation of “backwards” connections in the visual system has been solved. CR investigators discovered that they tell the brain where not to look.

Run faster, learn better

16 Apr 2018

Champalimaud Research

Run faster, learn better

The finding could well apply to other forms of cerebellar learning in humans – Catarina Albergaria

Being a

12 Apr 2018

Champalimaud Research

Being a "food lover" is not enough to explain why people become obese

We often hear that obesity ‘is like an addiction’. [But] food reward is not the main reason for obesity. Therefore, food addiction is not the whole story. – Albino Oliveira-Maia

Carmen Sandi: “There is a causal link between mitochondrial function and rank in social hierarchy”

05 Apr 2018

Champalimaud Research

Carmen Sandi: “There is a causal link between mitochondrial function and rank in social hierarchy”

When we pharmacologically inhibited the activity of the mitochondria, the animals lost in social competitions. – Carmen Sandi

Life of PI: From medicine to neuroscience and back

29 Mar 2018

Champalimaud Research

Life of PI: From medicine to neuroscience and back

All things considered, my role may be to find links between medicine and science, to develop a model of proximity between these two domains. – Albino Oliveira-Maia

Humans of Science: Hedi Young

15 Mar 2018

Champalimaud Research

Humans of Science: Hedi Young

Who are today’s scientists? Inspired by the project “Humans of New York”, Ar Magazine turns the spotlight on individual humans of science every month.

Serotonin promotes perseverance

08 Mar 2018

Champalimaud Research

Serotonin promotes perseverance

We had never seen an active behavior promoted by serotonin. This is, to my knowledge, the first time such a behavior has been observed when serotonin-producing neurons are activated. – Eran Lottem

In pursuit of pleasure, the brain learns to hit the repeat button

02 Mar 2018

Champalimaud Research

In pursuit of pleasure, the brain learns to hit the repeat button

If a brain’s activity patterns are in overdrive, as is often the case for people with addiction or obsessive-compulsive disorder, could we create a computer program that can help to retrain their brains and downshift this activity? – Rui Costa

Life of PI: Hooked on motor behavior, including her own

15 Feb 2018

Champalimaud Research

Life of PI: Hooked on motor behavior, including her own

I am very happy here [at Champalimaud]. There are a lot of young people, we discuss science all the time; and we are all working on the same problem, but each from a different angle. – Eugenia Chiappe

Humans of Science: Marina Fridman

09 Feb 2018

Champalimaud Research

Humans of Science: Marina Fridman

Who are today’s scientists? Inspired by the project “Humans of New York”, Ar Magazine turns the spotlight on individual humans of science every month.