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Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Lab

SPECS uses synthetic methods to study and synthesize the neuronal, psychological and behavioural principles underlying perception, emotion, and cognition.”

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February 2019

October 2018

Human Vicarious Trial and Error Is Predictive of Spatial Navigation Performance

Despite the extensive research on spatial navigation, learning and VTE in the rat model, fewer studies have focused on humans. Here, we tested whether head-scanning behaviors that humans typically exhibit during spatial navigation are as predictive of spatial learning as in the rat. Our findings demonstrate that VTE is a signature of the stage of spatial learning in humans, and can be used to predict performance in navigation tasks with high accuracy.

September 2018

June 2018

Measuring the Complexity of Consciousness

The grand quest for a scientific understanding of consciousness has given rise to many new theoretical and empirical paradigms for investigating the phenomenology of consciousness as well as clinical disorders associated to it. This article is meant to serve as a lookup table of measures of consciousness, with particular emphasis on clinical applicability.

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Demà no et perdis @ThelmaFilmUS, del director noruec Joachim Trier, dins del cicle d'hivern de Cinema en VO de Tarragona. Col·laboren @ACAnimat i la @dipta_cat.

📅 Diumenge 17 de febrer ⌚️ 19h 👉🏼 https://t.co/Jfr2rLhjMM

Join #LivingMachinesConference in Nara Japan, 9-12 July 2019. Confirmed Plenary speakers: Hiroshi Ishiguro, Yukie Nagai, Leah Krubitzer. https://t.co/2wUIN50qXx

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