10. The social brain

The social brain
Chairs: Rui Oliveira (Instituto Universitário, Lisbon, Portugal and Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Oeiras, Portugal) and Elli Leadbeader (Royal Holloway, University of London)

In this symposium we will explore the concept of the social brain from an integrative perspective, combining the study of proximate causes (genes, hormones, neural circuits, cognitive processes) that implement social behavior, with the study of ultimate causes (ecological pressures, evolutionary consequences) that shape the evolution of those mechanisms. 

Rui Oliveira, ISPAEvolutionary conserved neuromolecular mechanisms of social transmission of fear in zebrafish
Elli Leadbeater, Royal Holloway University of London, UKEcology dictates the value of memory for foraging bees
Vera Vasas, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UKChoosing from the beginning: predispositions enhance learning in inexperienced animals
Carla Simões Henriques, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, PortugalA specialized genetic architecture for social learning in Drosophila melanogaster
Suzanne Lanooij, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES), University of GroningenOverlapping neurobiological substrate linking sociality and cognition: implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

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