Funding

The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences has assembled a team of scientists from Italy and other nations, with a common goal of establishing a scientific center at the forefront of human brain research. One of the first groups of its kind in Italy, the Center is funded by the provincial government (Provincia Autonoma di Trento), public and private organizations, donations, and research grants. The success of the Center and its critical research depends on continued support through donations, which can be made either to the 5xmille fund (to the University of Trento) or directly to the Center.
Special thanks are owed to the donors whose contributions were critical in making the Center a reality:

  • Provincia Autonoma di Trento The support of the provincial government enabled the acquisition of CIMeC’s 4 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine and has been crucial in building the center’s infrastructure and financing grants for our researchers. 
  • The Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto (www.fondazionecaritro.it) has contributed generous support to the neurosciences through the funding of Società consortile Scienza Mente Cervello SMC (along with the University of Trento), which provides research grants, fellowships, and funds for activities designed to promote the growth of cognitive neuroscience in the Trentino area. SMC is devoted to "the promotion, organization, financing and realization of activities in the field of science, education, technology and medicine related to the mind and brain" (http://www.unitn.it/ateneo/895/partecipazioni-ad-enti-esterni)

 

 

Projects

2014

ATHEME - Advancing the European Multilingual Experience
- Researcher: Roberto Zamparelli
- Program Grandi Progetti PAT
- 1/03/2014 - 28/02/2019

2013

ATTEND - Characterizing and improving brain mechanisms of attention
- Researcher: David Melcher
- Program Grandi Progetti PAT
- 2/09/2013 - 1/09/2016

COPEST - Construction of perceptual space-time
- Researcher: David Melcher
- Program ERC
- 1/01/2013 - 31/12/2017

2012

Brain and cognitive dynamics of multiple-object processing in normal aging, MCI and Alzheimer disease
- Researcher: Gabriele Miceli
- Program Ricerca Finalizzata
- 30/11/2012 - 29/11/2015

PREMESOR – Predisposed mechanisms for social orienting: A comparative neuro-cognitive approach
- Researcher: Giorgio Vallortigara
- Program ERC Advanced Grant
- 1/06/2012 - 31/05/2017

Win2Con – Brain-State Dependent Perception: Finding the Windows to Consciousness
- Researcher: Nathan Weisz
- Program ERC
- 1/05/2012 - 30/04/2017

SPEC – La specificità all'interfaccia sintassi/semantica: una nuova prospettiva e una base empirica allargata
- Researcher: Michelangelo Falco
- Program PAT
- 9/03/2012 - 8/03/2014

2011

ADAM – Automated Diagnosis of Aphasia eith Machine-Learning
- Researcher: Gabriele Miceli
- Program bando per progetti di ricerca nell’ambito delle scienze biomediche CARITRO
- 1/09/2011 - 1/09/2013

Impatto delle lesioni parietali e premotorie sul raggiungimento e sull'uso di oggetti in pazienti cerebrolesi
- Researcher: Angelika Lingnau
- Program bando per progetti di ricerca nell’ambito delle scienze biomediche CARITRO
- 1/11/2011 - 1/11/2013

Capolavori della mente: creatività, cognizione ed emozione nelle opere delle collezioni Mart
- Researcher: David Melcher (partner of MART, coordinator of the project)
- Program: bando per progetti di ricerca nell’ambito delle scienze umanistiche
- 02/2011 - 01/2013

Compositional Operations in Semantic Space (COMPOSES)
- Researcher: Marco Baroni
- Program: ERC Starting Grant
- 01/11/2011 for 60 months

Conceptual processes with and without sensorimotor experience: what is gained and what is missed? (ACTICO)
- Researcher: Liuba Papeo
- Program: Marie Curie Grant
- 01/09/2011 – 31/08/2014

INTEGRAZIONE DI METODICHE DI NEUROIMAGING AVANZATO E DI ASSESSMENT NEUROPSICOLOGICO PER LA VALUTAZIONE DEL RECUPERO FUNZIONALE DOPO INTERVENTO NEUROCHIRURGICO
- Researcher in charge: Gianpaolo Basso
- Program: Ricerca finalizzata provinciale PAT 2009
- 01/09/2011-31/08/2013

Interhemispheric influences in the neural representation of touch (NEURAL TOUCH)
- Researcher: Luigi Tamé
- Program: bando PAT "post-doc 2010 - Outgoing (CALL 3)"
- 01/06/2011 – 31/05/2014

COncepts BeYond words: GESTuring by bilingual speakers
- Researcher: Federica Cavicchio
- Program: bando PAT "post-doc 2010 - Outgoing (CALL 3)"
- 20/06/2011 – 19/06/2014

How the brain codes the past to predict the future” (NeuroInt)
- Researcher in charge: Uri Hasson
- Program: ERC grant European Research Council: http://erc.europa.eu/
- 01/01/2011 – 31/X12/2014

2010

Multimodal semantic spaces from text and images
- Researcher in charge: Marco Baroni
- Program: Google Research Award
- Funding agency  Google
- 01/11/2010 - 31/10/2013

La fisica nel pollaio: un’indagine sperimentale sulle origini biologiche della nozione di solidità degli oggetti fisici
- Researcher: Cinzia Chiandetti (CIMeC post-doc)
- Funding agency:L’Oréal UNESCO “For Women in Science”
- 01/07/2010 – 30/04/2011

The asymmetrical mind of the dog: Behavioural lateralization in animal welfare
- Researcher:  Giorgio Vallortigara 
- Funding agency: WALTHAM Foundation Award
- 01/07/2010 – 30/06/2012

Generalized Analysis of Logs for Automatic Translation and Episodic Analysis of Searches (GALATEAS)
- Researcher in charge: Massimo Poesio, Partner of Xerox, coordinator of the project
- Program: 7° programma quadro, ICT PSP third call for proposals 2009
- 01/04/2010 – 31/03/2013

2008

Evoluzione dei disturbi cognitivi secondari a danno cerebrale: studio fRM degli effetti del trattamento riabilitativo sul recupero funzionale del danno cognitivo e sui fenomeni di neuroplasticità nel sistema nervoso centrale
- Program: Ricerca sanitaria finalizzata 2007
- Researcher in charge: Gabriele Miceli
- Funded by PAT Provincia Autonoma di Trento
- 01/11/08 – 31/10/10

LiveMemories
- Program: Grande Progetto 2006
- Researcher: Massimo Poesio, Marco Baroni, Alessandro Moschitti, Giuseppe Riccardi (collaborazione con FBK)
- Funded by PAT Provincia Autonoma di Trento
- 01/10/08 – 31/09/11

A functional neuroimaging study of face processing in early Alzheimer’s disease
- Program: Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants (IRG)
- Researcher in charge: Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini
- Research project funded by EU
- 01/06/08 – 30/08/10

Strabismus and Visual Suppression
- Program: Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants (IRG)
- Researcher in charge: Daniel Lewis Adams
- Research project funded by EU
- 01/05/08 – 16/07/10

2007

Cervello e decisioni: un approccio multidisciplinare per la comprensione dei comportamenti sociali
- Program: Progetto unità di ricerca 2006
- Researcher: Giorgio Coricelli
- Funded by PAT Provincia Autonoma di Trento
- 01/10/07 – 30/11/10

Optimising pulsed arterial