Eduardo Sampaio

Eduardo Sampaio is undertaking a multi-institutional PhD on cephalopod behavior, cognition, and neuroscience. He has a long-standing interest in cephalopods, due to their incredible behavioral repertoire, camouflage capabilities and complex cognition.

As a current National Geographic Early Career Explorer, he’s studying inter-specific cooperative hunting events between octopus and fish in the Red Sea. Sampaio is analyzing cross-species signaling, collective movement and group leadership, to describe whole-group dynamics of interspecific collaborative hunting. Concurrently, he is measuring how social information available during collective movement changes octopus decision-making, and how he adapts to cooperation (for example, by enforcing social rules) under multi-partner scenarios, to understand the capacities of this animal for social cognition.

Sampaio’s drive is to increase our understanding on how these mysterious beings perceive and interact with the world around them. He hopes to shed light into key biological questions, such as: the extent and mechanisms of convergent evolution, and the rise of cognition throughout the phylogenetic tree of life.

“Where Are You?” Asked The Drowsy Scud: Ocean Acidification Can Impair Mate Detection And Reduces Metabolism In A Marine Amphipod

Published by Francisco O. Borges, Eduardo Sampaio, Cátia Figueiredo, Rui Rosa, Tiago F. Grilo MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Laboratório Marítimo da Guia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa These findings are described in the article entitled […]