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How body relevance drives brain organization

Project description

Exploring brain evolution for processing social stimuli

Human and non-human primates greatly depend on members of their own species to survive. Therefore, they spend a lot of time watching how these members behave in order to prepare adaptive social responses. The EU-funded RELEVANCE project intends to gain insight into how the brain evolved special structures to process highly relevant social stimuli. It also aims to show how social vision sustains adaptive behaviour. To achieve this, it will explore the visual processing of bodies and interactions mechanistically and computationally, and demonstrate how this processing sustains higher abilities such as understanding intention, action and emotion. The project will shed new light on social communication deficits in neuropsychiatry and propose novel hypotheses about their genetic basis.

Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 806 896,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 2 806 896,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 2 777 250,00
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 724 968,00
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Tübingen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00