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Does your dog have social skills?

A study suggests that viewing the owner’s face works as a positive social reinforcement for dogs. Learn more about this and other surprising results about “man’s best friend”.

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Brain Sciences 2020 Young Investigator Award

Olivia Gosseries, principal investigator of project 261/18 - Phenomenological experience and neurophysiological correlates of shamanic trance in healthy individuals, supported by the BIAL Foundation, was one of the winners of the Brain Sciences 2020 Young Investigator Award.

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Ana João Rodrigues wins an ERC grant

Ana João Rodrigues, researcher at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal and principal of investigator of the research project 30/16 - Exploring the neural basis of motivation, supported by the BIAL Foundation, was awarded with an European Research Council grant receiving around 2 million euros to understand how the brain encodes perceives and encodes pleasure and aversion.

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Language recovery after a perinatal stroke

Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, principal researcher of project “244/14 - Induced brain plasticity after perinatal stroke: structural and functional connectivity”, supported by the BIAL Foundation, published the paper Signatures of brain plasticity supporting language recovery after perinatal arterial ischemic stroke in the journal Brain & Language.

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