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Research Center on Animal Cognition

The Research Center on Animal Cognition (CRCA) is part of the Center for Integrative Biology in Toulouse (CBI Toulouse). The main goal of the CRCA is the multidisciplinary and comparative study of cognitive processing in different animal models, from invertebrates to vertebrates.

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Slime mould absorbs substances to memorise them

In 2016, CNRS scientists demonstrated that the slime mould Physarum polycephalum, a single-cell organism without a nervous system, could learn to no longer fear a harmless but aversive substance and could transmit this knowledge to a fellow slime mould. In a new study, a team from CNRS and the Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier has shown what might support this memory and in fact it could be the aversive substance itself! These results were published in a special issue of the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society B on 22 April 2019.

The APICAMPUS project supports a thesis

Thibault Dubois (CRCA) beneficits from a PhD grant from the University Toulouse III- Paul Sabatier and a scholarship from the Macquarie University to study the “Impact of bee spatial strategies on colony dynamics”.