33rd Cycle Research Topics - 2017 call

ANIMAL COGNITION:

  • Functional investigations of the avian hippocampus by using immediate early genes products as neuronal activity markers (U. Mayer)

  • Molecular bases of altered social predispositions in chicks exposed to valproate during embryonic development (P. Sgadò)
  • Space, number, object, and social cognition in nonhuman animals (G. Vallortigara)
  • How to see magnetic fields? Magneto-reception in insect brains (A. Haase)
  • Reading insect minds: Imaging spatio-temporal response maps in the somatosensory system (A. Haase)

COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS:

  • Computational Semantics (R. Bernardi)
  • Language and Vision Integration (R. Bernardi)

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, COGNITION AND IMAGING:

DECISION MAKING AND REASONING:

  • Inductive and probabilistic reasoning (K. Tentori)
  • Medical and legal decision making (K. Tentori)
  • Decision biases (K. Tentori)
  • Scoring rules (K. Tentori)

LANGUAGE:

  • The role of verbal short-term memory in language comprehenson (C. Papagno)
  • Neuromodulation in language rehabilitation (C. Papagno)
  • Syntax/semantics interface across languages (R. Zamparelli)
  • The neural basis of categorization and symbol learning investigated with training studies (M. Piazza)

LEARNING/MOTIVATION:

  • The impact of reward on perception, attention and memory (C. Hickey)
  • Addictive behavior, attention and visual plasticity (C. Hickey)
  • Perceptual learning: the role of endogenous reward (M. Turatto, C. Hickey)
  • Perceptual learning: the role of affective and informative feedback (C. Hickey, M. Turatto)
  • Perceptual learning: transfer vs. specificity (M. Turatto, C. Hickey)
  • Habituation, Conditioning & Cognition (M. Turatto)

MOTOR CONTROL AND ACTION REPRESENTATIONS:

  • Neural encoding and temporal dynamics of action representations (L. Turella)
  • Action & Intention understanding (L. Turella)
  • Deciding & Acting (L. Turella)

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS:

  • Mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders (Y. Bozzi)
  • Neurobiological bases of autism and epilepsy (Y. Bozzi)

NEUROIMAGING METHODS AND ANALYSIS:

  • Neural mechanisms of sequencing and planning of complex behavior in frontal cortex (MEG/EEG/MRI) (D. Baldauf)
  • Cross-area communication in large-scale brain networks: oscillations and neural synchrony (MEG/EEG) (D. Baldauf)
  • Neuroimaging dementia markers (J. Jovicich)
  • Brain MRI markers of structure and function: developments and applications in health and disease (J. Jovicich)

  • Two-photon imaging of oscillatory dynamics and connectivity in local neural networks of insect brains (A. Haase)

  • Dynamic modulation of functional connectivity (A. Gozzi)

NEUROSTIMULATION:

  • Optogenetic control of neuronal activity in insect models (A. Haase)

PERCEPTION AND ATTENTION:

  • Perceptual learning (C. Hickey, M. Turatto)
  • Visual cognition, attention and eye-movements & EEG (C. Hickey, W. van Zoest)
  • Spatial and temporal aspects of multisensory perception (M. Zampini)
  • Multisensory perception in blind and low vision individuals (M. Zampini)
  • Multisensory perception of food (M. Zampini)
  • Multisensory perception and Aesthetics (M. Zampini)
  • Behavioral and neural representations of multiple objects and naturalistic scenes (V. Mazza, C. Hickey)
  • Perception, attention and working memory in healthy aging (V. Mazza)
  • Perception, attention and individual differences (W. van Zoest, V. Mazza)
  • Mechanisms of attention, a multi-modal neuroimaging approach (MEG/EEG, fMRI, DTI) (D. Baldauf)
  • The development of quantity and number perception during infancy (M. Piazza)