Ten years of Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Center for Mind/Brain Science (CIMeC) of the University of Trento is organizing a unique event. This conference will overview the current state of the art and future developments within cognitive neuroscience.

The event will center around the question: “As a community, where do we see Mind/Brain Sciences in 10 years?”

Over three days a diverse mix of internationally renowned experts will discuss their perspectives on the future directions of cognitive neuroscience. Starting from the specific experience of the CIMeC and its rapid development in the last 10 years, the conference will review promising developments in cognitive neuroscience over the last decades and provide a unique window into its possible future advances.

The scientific event, organized by the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences of the University of Trento, will start on Thursday (October 19) with a welcome reception at 7.00 pm and will end on Saturday (October 21) around  at 6 pm.

To conclude CIMeC celebrations, there will be the national preview of the theatrical performance (in italian):
WE, ROBOTS. Our brain. The most precious thing we have
- inspired by the Bicentennial Man and other works of Isaac Asimov -
21 October 2017 at 9.00 p.m.
Auditorium Melotti - Corso Bettini 43, Rovereto
Free entry until seating exhaustion. Opening Auditorium at 8.15 p.m.

Participants registered to the event are offered a chance to visit the current Mart Museum exhibits at a favourable price of euro 7,00 - instead of 11,00.


Invited Speakers

  • Cristina Becchio - University of Torino, Italy
  • Nadia Bolognini - University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Ruth Byrne - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Matteo Caleo - CNR Pisa, Italy
  • Gustavo Deco - Pompeu Fabra Univesity, Spain
  • Scott Fairhall - University of Trento, Italy
  • Randy Gallistel - Rutgers University, USA
  • Patrick Haggard - University College London, UK
  • Zoe Kourtzi - Cambridge University, UK
  • Nikos Logothetis - Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Emiliano Macaluso - University of Lyon, France
  • Tamar Makin - University College London, UK
  • Alex Martin - National Institute of Mental Health, USA
  • Louise McNally - Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
  • Satu Palva - University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Stefano Panzeri - Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • David Poeppel - New York University, USA
  • Emiliano Ricciardi - IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
  • Tim Shallice - University College London, IK
  • Antonino Vallesi - University of Padova, Italy


in the afternoon of 19th of October there will be an institutional event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Center.
More information are available here

With the support of:

Comune di RoveretoFondazione CARITRO

In collaboration with:

Mart Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto



Conference Office
Communication and Events Office - Rovereto
University of Trento