PhD Students

Mara De Rosa

Mara earned her BA in Philosophy at the University of Trento, and her MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at CIMeC (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences). She joined Davide’s lab in 2016 within the UniTrento-SISSA Programme.
In the lab, Mara is working on morphological processing, and in particular she's asking whether morphological effects may be driven on statistical regularities in letter co-occurrence.

Valentina Pescuma

Valentina got her BA in Humanities at the University of Milano, and her MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Torino. She also completed a professional Master program in Neuropsychology at the Catholic University in Milan. 

In the lab, Valentina explores the cognitive mechanisms underlying the acquisition of reading, with a particular focus on statistical learning. She studies in particular natural reading primary school kids using eye tracking.

Olga Solaja

Olga holds BA and MA degrees in Languages and Literatures from the University of Belgrade, and an MA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Trieste. She joined Davide’s lab first in 2018 for a predoctoral internship, and then in 2019 as a PhD student.

In the lab, Olga focuses on word learning through reading. More specifically, she uses eye tracking to explore the role of morphology in the learning of novel words from a written text.

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