Chiara Spinello

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Mathematical models of fish schooling offer powerful tools to understand and interpret fundamental aspects of social life, such as foraging, predator avoidance, and migration. Here, we study zebrafish (Danio rerio) response to computer-animated fish shoals whose motion is generated by a mathematical model of schooling. We use a dichotomous test wherein fish(More)
Preclinical animal models constitute a cornerstone against which the reward processes involved in drug addiction are often studied and dissected. While rodents have traditionally represented the species of choice, a growing body of literature indicates that zebrafish are emerging as a valuable model organism. Specifically, several studies demonstrate that(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that Tourette's Syndrome (TS) - a multifactorial pediatric disorder characterized by the recurrent exhibition of motor tics and/or vocal utterances - can partly depend on immune dysregulation provoked by early repeated streptococcal infections. The natural and adaptive antibody-mediated reaction to streptococcus has been(More)
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