Dr Felippe Espinelli Amorim


My research interests comprise behavioral neuroscience and computational neuroscience. Currently, I study phenotypical characteristics of obssesive-compulsive disorder using translationally relevant animal models. For that, I am using different techniques such as behavioral experiments, machine learning models and software development. I also have interest in understanding which plasticity systems are behind memory reconsolidation and destabilization.

Research Focus


Memory Reconsolidation

Memory destabilization


Synaptic Plasticity

Machine Learning

Clinical conditions

Obsessive compulsive disorder


Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)



Amy Milton


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Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Amorim FE, Chapot RL, Moulin TC, Lee JLC, Amaral OB (2021), “Memory destabilization during reconsolidation: a consequence of homeostatic plasticity? ” Learn Mem Sep 15;28(10):371-389

    Amorim FE, Moulin TC, Amaral OB (2019), “A Freely Available, Self-Calibrating Software for Automatic Measurement of Freezing Behavior” Front Behav Neurosci Sep 13;13:205


    in submission

    Carneiro CFD, Amorim FE, Amaral OB (in submission), “A meta-analysis of the effect of protein synthesis inhibitors on rodent fear conditioning” bioRxiv 10.11.509645


    Carneiro CFD, Queiroz VGS, Moulin TC, Carvalho CAM, Haas CB, Rayęe D, Henshall DE, De-Souza EA, Amorim FE, Boos FZ, Guercio GD, Costa IR, Hajdu KL, van Egmond L, Modrák M, Tan PB, Abdill RJ, Burgess SJ, Guerra SFS, Bortoluzzi VT, Amaral OB (2020), “Comparing quality of reporting between preprints and peer-reviewed articles in the biomedical literature” Res Integr Peer Rev Dec 1;5(1):16

    Popik B, Amorim FE, Amaral OB, De Oliveira Alvares L. (2020), “Shifting from fear to safety through deconditioning-update” Elife Jan 30;9:e51207


    Lee JLC, Amorim FE, Cassini LF, Amaral OB. (2019), “Different temporal windows for CB1 receptor involvement in contextual fear memory destabilisation in the amygdala and hippocampus” PLoS One Jan 15;14(1):e0205781