Jana Hasenäcker

Jana is a psycholinguist working in Davide Crepaldi’s L2R lab. She is interested in the cognitive mechanisms and representations underlying language processing with a focus on visual word recognition in reading development. During her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, she conducted a longitudinal study to investigate the developmental trajectory of morphological and orthographic processing and the linguistic and cognitive skills involved in reading acquisition.
At the L2R lab at SISSA she currently examines whether children are sensitive to distributional information of morpheme positions and can use this information for efficient word recognition already in the first stages of reading development.

Maria Ktori

Maria's research interests lie in the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience with a particular focus on written language processing. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the cognitive and neural processes that underlie the recognition of written words, and reading in general.

Shrikanth Kulashekhar

Shrikanth Kulashekhar is a post-doctoral research fellow in Domenica Bueti's Time Perception Lab. He is interested understanding the neuronal mechanisms that govern the processing of temporal information in the brain using fMRI and EEG.

Jaroslaw Lelonkiewicz

Jaroslaw is an experimental psychologist working at Davide Crepaldi's L2R lab. He is interested in the mechanisms governing language comprehension and production. In L2R lab, he investigates statistical learning  - he uses data-mining and massive behavioural experiments to identify and then test the learning-critical features of language. Besides statistical learning, he explores the role of imitation and prediction in language processing.

Brent Parsons

Brent Parsons is a post-doctoral fellow in Domenica Bueti's Time Perception Lab. His research investigates how temporal dynamics in the world and in the brain influence perception and action.

Luciano Paz

Luciano Paz is currently a Postdoc in Mathew Diamond's Tactile Perception and Learning Lab. He is interested in studying how neural dynamics give rise to behavior and cognition. In particular, he studies computational models of neural activity related to perceptual decision making and temporal processing.

Foteini Protopapa

In an attempt to demystify how our minds create time and specifically how we make temporal judgments, Foteini works at Domenica’s Bueti Time Perception Lab. As a math-neuroscientist, her aim is to gain more insight by incorporating state-of-the-art techniques, which range from signal to complex network analysis and from multi-scale modeling and nonlinear dynamics to machine learning.

Sebastian Reinartz

Sebastian Reinartz  is a postdoctoral research fellow in Mathew Diamond's Tactile Perception and Learning Lab. He is interested in characterizing the neuronal mechanisms underlying the perception of vibratory, stochastic tactile stimuli and then modulating the percept through optogenetics. Therefore, he established the optogenetic methodology for behavioral experiments.

Yamil Vidal

Yamil is a postdoc working at Davide Crepaldi's lab. During his PhD, he used EEG and pupillometry to study how the brain generates predictions in auditory speech processing. His current work extends this predictive coding perspective to the study of reading. E-mail contact:


Lorenzo Vignali

Lorenzo's main interests are language, visual spatial attention and cognitive neuroscience of blindness. During his PhD at the University of Salzburg, he worked with different neurocognitive methods to investigate neural underpinnings of visual word recognition. Currently, he is part of a joint project between SISSA and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC). In this research project he studies conscious and unconscious semantic processing in sighted and blind people.


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