Gonçalo Oliveira’s research interests focus on the study of physiological bases of behavior. His past approach underpins the role of hormones in supporting different type of behaviors. More recently he is investigating the affective and neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive control by combining human and non-human animal research. His research aims to clarify how feelings modulate cognitive control and to identify unknown neural dynamics of the initiation and maintenance of cognitive control in a rodent animal model.
Main 5 publications
Almeida, O., Félix, A. S., Oliveira, G. A., Lopes J. S., Oliveira R. F. (2019). Fighting Assessment Triggers Rapid Changes in Activity of the Brain Social Decision-Making Network of Cichlid Fish. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 229. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00229
Roleira, A., Oliveira, G. A., Lopes, J. S., & Oliveira, R. F. (2017). Audience effects in territorial defense of male cichlid fish are associated with differential patterns of activation of the brain social decision-making network. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 105. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00105
Aires, R. F., Oliveira, G. A., Oliveira, T. F., Ros, A. F. H., & Oliveira, R. F. (2015). Dear Enemies Elicit Lower Androgen Responses to Territorial Challenges than Unfamiliar Intruders in a Cichlid Fish. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0137705. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137705
Oliveira, G. A., & Oliveira, R. F. (2014). Androgen modulation of social decision-making mechanisms in the brain: an integrative and embodied perspective. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 1–6. doi:10.3389/fnins.2014.00209
Oliveira, G. A., Uceda, S., Oliveira, T. F., Fernandes, A., Garcia-Marques, T., & Oliveira, R. F. (2013). Threat perception and familiarity moderate the androgen response to competition in women. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1–8. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00389
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