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Research Center on Animal Cognition

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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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In the blob, aging could be reversible!

In a new study, Audrey Dussutour, Angèle Rolland, Emilie Pasquier, Paul Malvezin, Cassandra Craig and Mathilde Dumas (CRCA-CBI) studied how the behavior of the slime mold Physarum Polycephalum, a unicellular organism, varies over the lifetime of individuals, and they showed that aging in the blob might be partially reversible.

Creation of a new team at the CRCA !

The CRCA is pleased to announce the creation of a new team by the winners of the CBI 2022 "Emergence" call : "BeeAntCE" co-directed by Mathieu Lihoreau and Antoine Wystrach.

Resource sharing is sufficient for the emergence of division of labour

Division of labour is seen in many social organisms. A study based on a theoretical model and published in the journal Nature Communications shows that resource sharing is sufficient for the emergence of the division of labour within a group of initially identical individuals.