Marco Barilari

After his master degree in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Trento, Marco worked with us as a Research Assistant on how visual deprivation affects perception and abstract concepts through behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) studies.

He is now a PhD student at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, under the supervision of Olivier Collignon.

Madalina Bucur

Madalina obtained her MS degree in Clinical, Developmental Psychology, and Neuropsychology at the University of Milano-Bicocca, working on masked priming and embodied cognition with Davide and Roberto Bottini. She came back to the lab after a while as a Research Assistant, working on word meaning and masked priming, although in a less embodied way. Quite notably, her Master work took the form of a JEP:G paper.

Madalina is now a PhD student at CIMeC, Trento, under the supervision of Costanza Papagno.

Suzanne Calhoun

Suzanne worked with as a Research Assistant and then as a PhD student on the statistical structure behind letter co-occurrence in language.

She is now a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Stanford.

Benedetta Cevoli

Benedetta got her BS in Psychology at the University of Trieste in 2017. During her internship in the lab, she was involved in research projects investigating the cognitive mechanisms that underlie the processing of written language in developing readers, carrying out behavioural and eye-tracking experiments. She's also quite intrigued by the role of sleep in the consolidation of newly acquired information and the effects of bilingualism on cognitive function.

Benedetta is now a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, under the mentorship of Kathy Rastle.

Piermatteo Morucci

Piermatteo completed his master studies in Linguistics at University College London before joining the Language Learning and Reading Lab at SISSA as a research assistant in 2016, and again in 2017. Piermatteo is primarily interested in how different levels of information are integrated in the construction of word meaning in the mind/brain. He address this issue by comparing behavioral and neurophysiological data from individuals with very different life experiences, such as sighted and congenitally blind individuals. Part of Piermatteo's research work has been carried out at CIMeC, under the supervision of Roberto Bottini.

Piermatteo is now a PhD student at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) in San Sebastian/Donostia, Spain, with Nicola Molinaro.

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