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Michele Nardin

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Why do animals have a brain?

Neuroscience has been trying to describe behavior as a mind-centered activity. But minds are not disembodied agents. From an evolutionary perspective, bodies preceded brains and consume most energy resources. Additionally, the extensive connections between the brain and the body suggest that maintaining physiological balance is one of the nervous system's key roles. 

Currently, I am busy thinking about formalizing behavior and physiological balance within theoretical frameworks, the effect of internal needs on behavior and brain processing, and the transfer of information across the brain—all of this with the help of amazing Collaborators. Look at the Research page for some details. Also, take a look at for a list of previous projects, papers, tutorials, code, blog entries, and more!