Research Assistants and Junior Students

Tatiana Bolgina

Tatiana earned her BA in Fundamental and Applied Linguistics at National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, with a thesis about the relation between language lateralization and metrics of white matter pathways in the brain. Currently, she is a second year master student in Cognitive Science at CIMeC (University of Trento) in the Cognitive Neuroscience track. She joined SISSA in October 2018 as part of the UniTN-SISSA program for the internship and the master thesis.

In the lab, Tatiana is involved in the project investigating the processing of mass and count nouns, specifically, whether is it possible to predict the noun’s category by looking at the object it represents. In her work, she uses behavioral and eye-tracking techniques.

Roberto Dessì

Roberto got his B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He is currently an MSc candidate in Cognitive Science at CIMeC (University of Trento) in the Language and Multimodal Interaction track. After an internship in Speech Translation at FBK in Trento he joined L2R lab for his master thesis as part of the UniTN-SISSA program.

In the lab, Roberto studies computational models of language evolution in MARL (Multi-Agent-Reinforcement-Learning) in the setting of referential games, supervised by Davide and Marco Baroni (Facebook and University of Trento). He wishes to investigate what features of an artificial learning environment lead neural-network-based agents to develop a compositional language.

Alessia Zampieri

Alessia studied Media Design & Multimedia Arts and obtained her MA in Film and New Media at the New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA) in Milan. While she was working in the film industry, she developed a strong interest in the relationship between art and science, especially in the Cognitive Neuroscience area. In particular, she's interested in the cognitive processes that may bridge between perception and the art of narration.

In the lab, Alessia plays Research Assistant for half of her time, and act as a Media Manager for the other half. She takes care of the lab YouTube channel and helps the team hit the lay public.

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