Cognitive Neuroscience

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In Cognitive Neuroscience, a line of research uses innovative technology to learn how language and reasoning processes are acquired by the newborn. Another direction investigates how knowledge, memories, and the programs for motor control are stored in the adult, as revealed by the effects of localized cortical lesions. One set of projects concerns the representation of sensory information by populations of neurons in multiple cortical regions, and the nature of the cortical modifications that accompany the learning process. Computational and theoretical studies address the role of the hippocampus and cerebral cortex in memory and language. And then social neuroscience, and the neural bases of meaning and grammar, and more...

The research topics are extremely diverse, and researchers come from a diversity of backgrounds, including psychology, biology, physics, engineering, medicine, philosophy.

Additional information about the courses and the research activity can be found at http://www.sissa.it/cns/