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CIA – Cognition in Action Lab - Milano 

 

The CIA Lab explores motor, perceptual and cognitive processes underlying social interaction. Our take is that action has a driving function in cognition, in individual as well as in social contexts. Main research topics are the link between action and perception, the contribution of motor cognition to mindreading, and the role of motor representation in joint action. We also investigate how viscero-motor processes may affect emotion recognition. Our lab is furnished with behavioural and psychophysical (e.g. motion capture, eye-track) equipment.

 

iTCf – The integrated ThalamoCortical function Lab - Milano 

 

The iTCf lab gathers a number of neuroscientists and clinicians investigating the overall, integrated behaviour of human thalamocortical circuits in various conditions – wake, sleep, sleep deprivation, anaesthesia, seizures, coma and related disorders – in which consciousness is reduced, altered and recovered. The main techniques include non-invasive brain stimulation, namely EEG, TMS, and their combination (TMS-EEG), as well as invasive recording and stimulation, namely stereo EEG (SEEG) during scalp EEG coregistration in epileptic patients.

 

MANIBUS Lab – Movement ANd body In Behavioral and physiological neUroScience Lab - Torino

 

The Manibus lab mainly deals with body representation, both in normal and pathological conditions, with a special focus on multisensory integration, motor awareness, defensive behaviours, and adaptive phenomena. Our research is characterized by a neuropsychological approach where behavioural alterations are measured through neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG), psychophysiological measurements (SCR, EMG, Heartbeat), or through experimental paradigms involving non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS and TMS).

 

MoMiLab – Molecular Mind Laboratory - Lucca

 

The MoMiLab integrates basic neuroscience methods with experimental psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience and structural/functional brain imaging. Research areas include integrated and multidisciplinary aspects that focus on the study of mental activities and cognitive functions. Our research protocols primarily enrol healthy individuals across different ages, but we collaborate with clinical groups who are interested in neuropsychiatric disorders and neurorehabilitation. We also develop computational tools and resources for advanced data processing in brain imaging.

 

Neurophysiology Lab - Brescia

 

At the Neurophysiology Lab we study the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying motor behaviour and cognitive processes, both in healthy and in pathological conditions. We apply cutting edge systems for non-invasive brain neurostimulation, including EEG and TMS both as stand-alone techniques and in combination (TMS-EEG). Our main goals are to understand how functional features of cortico-cortical connections are associated with behavioural performance and to identify markers of network connectivity alterations in neurological and in psychiatric disorders.

 

SPA - Sensorimotor Processes in Action Lab - Trento

SPA aims to understand how different sensorimotor processes interact in the human brain to build a unitary behavioural pattern. In our research we make use of TMS both coupled with anatomical connectivity data and also as a “hypothesis-independent” brain mapping tool by means of the dense mapping protocols. We also investigate in neurosurgical intraoperative settings the functional connectivity within sensorimotor modules and explore in brain-lesioned patients patterns of abnormal sensorimotor associations.