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Romain Brasselet

After a degree in Theoretical Physics from University Aix-Marseille 2, Romain obtained a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (under the supervision of Angelo Arleo). He proceeded with a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen (with Christoph Kayser and Stefano Panzeri), and another one at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (with Gustavo Deco). He is interested in applying statistical and mathematical methods, with a focus on information theory, to various fields of neuroscience.

In the lab, Romain is a pawn that can be sent anywhere on the chessboard. Most of the times, you'll find him hopelessly trying to teach us that particular branch of Statistics called How-Psychology-and-Neuroscience-Mistreat-Statistics. Apparently, we've only partially met the ligth. At the moment, Romain is in Domenica Bueti's lab, but he's still spending some time with us.

Anna D‘Urso

Anna obtained her Bachelor Degree in Biology at the University of Naples Federico II, and her Master Degree in Neuroscience at the University of Trieste. She joined the L2R lab at SISSA as a Master student doing ERPs on the visual identification of complex words. Then she spent 6 months at Exeter, UK, working on attentional processes using EEG under the supervision of Aureliu Lavric. She then came back to SISSA for a Research Assistantship, during which she worked on statistical learning and visual word identification in children using eye-tracking.

Anna is currently based at CIMeC, University of Trento, helping Davide and Roberto on a series of behavioural and MEG experiments with sighted and blind participants, addressing the role of perceptual experience in the representation of word meaning.

Lorenzo Vignali

Lorenzo obtained his Master Degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology at the University of Padova. For his PhD he moved to the University of Salzburg where he worked with different neurocognitive methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI, tDCS) to investigate the neural underpinnings of visual word recognition (with Florian Hutzler). HIs main interests are language, visual spatial attention and the cognitive neuroscience of blindness. 

Lorenzo joined the lab as a post-doctoral fellow in September 2017. He's part of a joint project between SISSA (with Davide) and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC, with Roberto Bottini); he's mostly based at the latter. In this research project he studies language processing in sighted and blind people.
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