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We study how animals make decisions and move to execute them. We aim to link several levels of description, from instantaneous individual decisions to their ultimate consequences and their impact in the individual’s fitness. To this end we combine theoretical work in decision-making, navigation and game theory with experiments on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and the slime mold Physarum polycephalum, and development of quantitative experimental methods.
We form part of team IVEP, which aims to develop an integrative approach to investigate the determinants of phenotypic plasticity across different biological scales. We belong to the Research center on Animal Cognition (CRCA) and the Center for Integrative Biology (CBI) in Toulouse, France.