HFSP success stories

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Making decisions through collective behaviour

HFSP grant team investigates slime moulds and insects

What does it mean to be an effective problem solver? In humans we discuss concepts such as rationality, anticipatory planning, optimization, and decision-making. These concepts are not, however, limited to humans, or even to vertebrates. Organisms that evolved long before us also have a basic ability to solve problems. In an HFSP-funded project, David Sumpter (Sweden), Madeleine Beekman (Australia), Martin Middendorf (Germany) and Toshiyuki Nakagaki (Japan) have addressed the issue of problem...

Body Self Perception

HFSP Career Development Awardee Henrik Ehrsson

Tilt your head forward and take a look at your body. How do you know that this body belongs to you? How do you actually come to perceive this body as part of yourself? This question has been discussed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries but remained outside the scope of experimental investigation. Henrik Ehrsson and colleagues have been addressing this question from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. About the author: Henrik Ehrsson is a group leader...