This year’s symposium aims to foster the discussion of how internal states, such as hunger, thirst, and emotion are generated and regulated by the brain, and how they interact with the body and the external world to drive behaviour. The symposium will cover a wide range of topics, including the neurobiology of self-awareness, the role of cognitive maps in navigation, and the gut-brain axis in regulating behaviour. The talks will span multiple species, from humans to mice and insects, and will cover a variety of techniques, including electrophysiology, neuroimaging, and molecular biology, providing a forum for researchers to share their latest findings and discuss emerging themes in the field.
RSy23 will take the form of a single-track scientific meeting with internationally renowned speakers, talks selected from abstracts and 2 poster sessions, among other networking and social activities. The hybrid format will give delegates the option to attend and present their work either in-person or online.
The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) in Lisbon, Portugal, is expected to receive researchers from all over the world for 3 days at a venue with unique and remarkable features that we are certain will foster a lively and stimulating scientific meeting.