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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software/virtual reality
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/mammalogy/primatology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computational intelligence

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-SyG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-SyG - Synergy grant

Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 806 896

Beneficiaries (3)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 806 896
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 2 777 250
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 724 968
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments