Under this section, you'll find all research personnel in the Cognitive Neuroscience group at SISSA, with a brief description of who they are and what they do. Where available, links are also provided to the personal/lab websites.

Faculty Members are full and associate professors in the group, i.e., tenured group leaders who can directly supervise students, recruit staff in their labs, and manage funds. They provide the bulk of the teaching offer in the PhD.

Senior Postdocs are non-tenured, but independent researchers who are recruited in the group to widen our research portfolio with their own investigations. They’re encouraged to liaise with (some of) the PI’s labs; but are expected to maintain independence. They typically don't supervise students independently, and don’t manage research funds directly (unless they have their own external funds, of course). They typically contribute to the teaching offer in the PhD.

Postdocs are non-tenured, research positions to work in one of the PI’s labs. They can be funded internally or through external grants. They don't supervise students independently, and don’t manage research funds directly. If they’re happy to do so, they can contribute to the teaching offer in the PhD.

Students include PhD in our own program; Master in one of the programs that we run in collaboration with partners institutions; and subsidised graduate and postgraduate fellows who run short-term visits to the group, typically in the view of joining our PhD program.

Mehdi is a postdoctoral research fellow in Mathew Diamond's Tactile perception and learning lab. He is interested in perceptual and motor categorization in a multimodal visual tactile behavior.

Filip joined Time Perception Lab in 2017 and is working under the supervision of Professor Domenica Bueti. He is interested in the oscillatory brain activity and its relation to the perception of short time intervals. Before starting his Ph.D. at SISSA, he obtained an M.Sc. degree in Cognitive Science in Ljubljana. 

Marilena's research interests are food perception and eating, emotional processing, spatial attention and numerical cognition.

Artoghrul joined Tactile Perception and Learning Lab in SISSA in 2017 where he works on different aspects of human and rat models of the sense of touch. He finished his M.Sc. degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam after studying Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University in Canada for his B.Sc. degree. 

Sara obtained a Ph.D. from University of Udine in 2014 with a thesis on the linguistic assessment of patients with aphasia. After a postdoc at University of Nova Gorica (SLO), she joined LIMBO lab in 2017. Sara tries to understand how patterns of a meter can enhance our ability to keep poetry in long-term memory.

Rosilari is part of Davide Zoccolan's visual neuroscience group. She is interested in psychophysics as well as neural substrates of both low-level and high-level visual processes. She is currently investigating high-level motion perception in rats.

Vezha is a postdoc working with Alessandro Treves. She is broadly interested in memory and language from a neural network perspective. More specifically, she investigates the principles that may be held accountable for questions of a quantitative scope such as the capacity for the storage of semantic memories in the cortex, but also how the specific organization of such memories impacts on the dynamics of the network, as an attempt to understand the complexity of grammar and that of our train of thoughts. 

Roberto received a degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Padua and a PhD in Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity at the University of Bergamo. Before joining SISSA, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the New School for Social Research in New York, University of Milano-Bicocca and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences in Trento.

I am a mathematical neuroscientist interested in spatio-temporal neural coding and human categorization.

Research in Domenica’s lab concerns the study of magnitudes i.e., how the human brain processes space, time and numbers using neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG).