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The interactive side of emotion: A neuroethological approach in freely-moving monkeys

Project description

The mechanisms of emotions in monkeys

Emerging evidence indicates that emotion recognition is not unique to humans; other species such as primates also have this ability and use it to regulate their interactions with others. The EU-funded EMACTIVE project will investigate which neurons in the primate brain are responsible for emotion recognition and the generation of emotional behaviours during social exchanges. Researchers will employ a multidisciplinary approach to study the role of different brain regions in the control of specific emotional displays during social interactions. Moreover, they will study how these brain regions interact to coordinate behaviour. Project findings will pave the way to understanding the neural mechanisms underlying human emotional behaviours and their alteration in various neuropsychiatric diseases.

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 231,00
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 231,00
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00