The Proaction Lab is open!
Under the commemorations of the Science and Technology week of 2019, the Proaction Lab is opening its doors to the community on November 27th. This initiative aims to attract the general population of the city of Coimbra, promoting the interaction between the University and society.
Proaction Lab hosts Neuromodulation workshop for IMCEN's students
The students of the Interuniversity Master in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (IMCEN) from the Universities of Minho, Coimbra and Lisbon have attended a workshop in our laboratory space on October 25th. The workshop entitled 'Non-invasive brain stimulation as a diagnostic, research and therapeutic tool' was conducted by Professor Egas Caparelli Dáquer, Professor of Physiology at the University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Coordinator of LabEEL - Nervous System Electrical Stimulation Lab.
Jorge Almeida invited to a new TV show
Jorge Almeida, the Proaction Lab Director, has recently been invited to participate at a TV show called 'Muito Barulho Para Nada' (roughly translates to 'Much Ado About Nothing'). The episode aired on the 22nd of October by RTP2 national television channel. The intervention of Jorge Almeida was mostly focused on the major project being developed right now in the lab - ContentMap. Using accessible language and recurring to many analogies, the researcher was able to explain what is the goal of the project, why it is fascinating and how scientists can meet the project goals.
A “romantic” brain: when we see two people becoming one
Our researcher Jon Walbrin from Bangor University published recently in the Neuroimage journal. The paper called “Dyadic interaction processing in the posterior temporal cortex” describes a specific brain region as being associated with the recognition of two-person interactions’ instead of the recognition of two separated individuals.
Several people had a date with our neuroscientists (ERN 2019 participation)
Coming for this year European Researcher's Night, some people had the opportunity to have a "date" with our researchers. On the 27th September night a speed-dating activity happened, where the audience had a limited time to ask some questions to the researchers. Inspired in the original speed-dating events, the participants must rotate from table to table, having the chance to understand in real life what the different researchers do.
The event is held simultaneously all over Europe. In Coimbra, it had activities in the Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra, in Jardim Botânico and in Rómulo – Centro Ciência Viva. The European Researcher's Night aims to get science and citizens closer.