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Documentary follows implosion of billion-euro brain project

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13/12/2020 - 00:00

Cognitive Neuroscience at SISSA believes in curiosity-driven, bottom-up, fundamental science to explore how the brain generates thinking and behavior. The alternative strategy?

CNS Progress Reports

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28/09/2020 - 09:00 to 30/09/2020 - 14:00

This year's progress reports will take place from 28.09.20 to 30.09.20 in Room 5. Everybody is welcome to attend!

PhD application: two weeks left before deadline!

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16/03/2020 - 22:00 to 23:45

Still two weeks to apply for the six PhD positions available for a Cognitive Neuroscience PhD with us! More information here.

Nicola Binetti joins the Time Perception Lab

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05/02/2020 - 09:30

Congratulations to Nicola Binetti, currently research fellow at the University College London, who was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to join the Time Perception Lab at SISSA.

Department Welcome Day

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04/11/2019 - 09:30 to 12:30

The Department Welcome Day will happen on Monday November 4th, in Room 4, 9.30-12.30.

A new publication from Cognitive Neuroscience

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19/06/2019 - 18:30

In a study authored by Vahid Esmaeili and Mathew Diamond (head of SISSA's Tactile Perception and Learning Lab), rats compared the speeds of two sequential vibrissal vibrations. Neurons in the primary somatosensory (vS1) and prelimbic (PL) cortex coded the stimuli.

Well done, Zuo!

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03/05/2019 - 13:15

Two publications that track the perceptual decision making process from the sensory receptors to the final action came out in Current Biology.

Congrats, Roberto!

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17/09/2018 - 10:15

Terrific news for the Department — a post-doc of ours, Roberto Bottini, was awarded an ERC Starting Grant to crack the secrets behind consciousness and word meaning in the brain.

Good job Vladimir, Alessio & Daniele

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11/04/2018 - 16:30

We are happy to announce the publication in Current Biology of  “Accuracy of rats in discriminating visual objects is explained by the complexity of their perceptual strategy.” (link here for the main article and here for an accompanying Dispatch of Philippe Schyns). The paper originated in the doctoral thesis of Vladimir Djurdjevic, supervised by Davide Zoccolan, and explains how the variability of rat perceptual strategies accounts for the variable proficiency of the animals in complex object discrimination tasks.

 

Nice work, Athena!

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08/02/2018 - 13:45

We are delighted to announce the publication in Nature of  “Posterior parietal cortex represents sensory history and mediates its effects on behaviour.” (link here for main article and

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