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Proaction Lab hosts science cafe about the brain

Proaction Lab hosts science cafe about the brain

What were the most fascinating scientific discoveries about the human brain in the past century? What questions is the neuroscientific community trying to answer today? And what would be the major breakthroughs in the future? This is the starting point of the science cafe Proaction Lab will be hosting later this month under the celebrations of the Science and Technology week 2019.

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The Proaction Lab is open!

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.

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Proaction Lab hosts Neuromodulation workshop for IMCEN's students

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.

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Jorge Almeida invited to a new TV show

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.

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A “romantic” brain: when we see two people becoming one

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.
 

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