Our alumni's research and careers

While it has been 10 years since the graduation of the CIMeC’s first cohort of Ph.D students, it is evident that our students are finding very good post-doc and professional placements.

Our Ph.D graduates have gone on to both academic and professional careers, in Italy and abroad:

Post-doctoral positions* Corporate careers* Public sector careers*

approx. 3/5 of our alumni approx. 1/5 of our alumni approx. 1/5 of our alumni
  • McGill University
  • Donders Institute
  • Max Planck Institute
  • MIT
  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge University
  • University College London
  • Brain Products
  • Facebook
  • Google DeepMind
  • KeepItApp
  • Argentea
  • Appen Butler Hill
  • Coachademy
  • CNR - Pisa
  • EURAC - Bolzano
  • FBK
  • CIMeC
  • School teachers
  • Freelance psychologist
  • Freelance neuropsychiatrist
*partial list

XXX & XXXI Cycle Alumni Dissertations - Graduation year 2017-2018

December 2018 (session 1)

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Battistoni Elisa Marius Peelen Attentional mechanisms in natural scenes
Gianni Eugenia Lee Sang Ah Children's representation of spatial boundaries
Gutierrez Barragan Daniel Stefano Panzeri Brain-wide mapping of fMRI network dynamics in the mouse brain
Pezzelle Sandro Raffaella Bernardi Learning the meaning of quantifiers from language and vision

March 2019 (session 2)

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Aglinskas Aidas Scott Fairhall

Network level representation of conceptual content

Artesini Luca Francesco Pavani ERP correlates of semantic and syntactic processing in cochlear implant users
Contò Federica Lorella Battelli Investigating the neuromodulatory effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on cortical networks and behavior
Mangiarulo Marta Katya Tentori The effect of evidential impact on perceptual probabilistic reasoning

March 2019 (session 3)

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Malfatti Giulia Luca Turella New evidence of functional interactions within the hand motor system
Ragni Flavio Angelika Lingnau Neural mechanisms of visual mental imagery in the healthy and damaged brain
Sharp Poppy Clayton Hickey & David Melcher Selective attention modulates temporal processing

XXIX & XXX Cycle Alumni Dissertations - Graduation year 2016-2017

December 2017 (session 1)

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Matteo De Tommaso Massimo Turatto How Learning and Motivational Shifts Determine the Incentive Salience of Reward Cues: a Human Behavioral Perspective
Elena Lorenzi Giorgio Vallortigara Social predispositions and underlying neural mechanisms in chicks (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Chiara Maffei Jorge Jovicich Finding the missing connection: Diffusion-based tractography reconstruction of the acoustic radiation and other applications
Jan Bím Stefano Panzeri Determining what information is transmitted across neural populations
Adam Liska Alessandro Gozzi Brain functional connectivity and its aberrations in mouse models of autism

March 2018 (session 2a)

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Marco Fuscà

 

Nathan Weisz Predispositions of Conscious Perception: from Correlation to Causation
Stefania Mattioni Olivier Collignon How input modality and visual experience affect the representation of categories in the brain
Francesca Perna Veronica Mazza Musical Expertise and Rhythm Processing

March 2018 (session 2b)

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Rachel Bhushan Sang Ah Lee Spatial representation from birth to old age: Insights from comparative neurobiology and behavioral genomics
Davide Potrich Valeria Sovrano Numerical Cognition in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Fleur van Ierschot Gabriele Miceli Monitoring of reading and spelling in glioma patients undergoing awake surgery

June 2018 (session 3)

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Ceren Battal Olivier Collignon Decoding Auditory Motion Direction and Location in hMT+/V5 and Planum Temporale of Sighted and Blind Individuals
Ekaterina Delikishkina Gabriele Miceli Behavioral and neural effects of training and word class in object and action naming in healthy subjects
Evelyn Muschter David Melcher Constructing multiple objects across space and time

XXVIII & XXIX Cycle Alumni Dissertations - Graduation year 2015-2016

December 2016 (session 1) - Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Mara Andrione

Albercht Haase Olfactory representation  in the honey bee antennal lobe: investigations on a filter’s functions and dysfunctions.
Giacomo Ariani Angelika Lingnau Neural representations of movement planning within the human prehension system
Stefania Ferraro Olivier Collignon Investigating multisensory integration in early visual and auditory areas with Intracranial electrophysiological recordings in humans
Sara Parmigiani Luigi Cattaneo Ready... steady... GO! A transcranial magnetic stimulation study of set-related inhibitory activity in the dorsal precentral region in humans

 

December 2016 (session 1) -  Language, Interaction & Computation Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

German David Kruszewski Martel

Marco Baroni Inference with Distrubutional Semantics Models
Angeliki Lazaridou

Marco Baroni

From Predictive to Interactive Multi-modal Language Learning
The Nghia Pham

Marco Baroni

Sentential meaning in Distributional Semantics

March 2017 (session 2) - Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Beatrice Agostini

Angelika Lingnau Where Symbols Meet Meanings: the Organization of Gestures and Words in the Middle Temporal Gyrus
Ludwig Pasquale Barbaro Clayton Hickey The Impact of Reward and Punishment on Visual Attention During Naturalistic Visual Search: Valence or Salience?
Florian Herpich Lorella Battelli Studies of Cortical Plasticity in the Normal and the Diseased Brain
Marco Pagani Alessandro Gozzi Gray Matter Covariance Networks in the Mouse Brain
Daria Proklova Marius Peelen Disentangling the Representations of Object Shape and Object Category in the Brain: the Animate-Inanimate Distinction

May 2017 (session 3) - Language and Multi-modal interaction

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Rossella Varvara

Roberto Zamparelli Verbs as nouns: empirical investigations on event-denoting nominalizations

October 2017 (session 4) - Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Lia Villanueva Villarreal

Massimiliano Zampini Audiotactile interactions in the percepetion of temporal duration

XXVII & XXVIII Cycle Alumni Dissertations - Graduation year 2014-2015

November 2015 (session 1) - IDEALAB - Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Vânia Marisa Correia de Aguiar

Gabriele Miceli

Co-Advisor: Roelien Bastiaanse

Enhancement of verb retrieval: neuromodulation, repetition priming, and aphasia rehabilitation
Adria' Rofes Sanchez

Gabriele Miceli

Co-Advisor: Roelien Bastiaanse

Verbs and nouns in awake neurosurgery: needs and answers

 

December 2015 (session 2) -  Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Julia Natascha Frey

Nathan Weisz Oscillatory signatures of tactile conscious perception and spatial attention
Elisa Infanti

Massimo Turatto

Influence of Reward History on Visual Working Memory Representations
Daniel Kaiser

Marius Peelen

Inter-object grouping in visual processing: How the brain uses real-world regularities to efficiently carve up the environment
Seth Levine Jens Schwazbach Cortical representations of supramodal information during auditory and tactile perceptual decisions
Raffaele Tucciarelli Angelika Lingnau Characterizing the spatiotemporal profile and the level of abstractness of action representations: neural decoding of magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data

 

December 2015 (session 3) - Cognitive Neuroscience and Language, Interaction & Computation Tracks

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Ailbhe Noelle Finnerty

Fabio Pianesi Understanding Human Social Behaviour with Computational Social Science
Yuan Tao

Massimo Poesio

The neural representation of polysemy: The case of dot-object
James Francis Hartzell Uri Hasson Structural differences in grey and white matter of the brains of verbal memory specialists: the case of professional Vedic Sanskrit Pandits

Md. Taufiq Nasseef

Stefano Panzeri
Measuring directed functional connectivity in mouse fMRI networks using Granger Causality

 

April 2016 (session 4) - Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Palipahana Pahalawaththage Chamanthi Rasangika Karunasekara

Stefano Panzeri Methods for Analyzing the Information Content of Large Neuronal Populations
Rocco Marchitelli

Jorge Jovicich

Test-retest reliability of intrinsic human brain default-mode fMRI connectivity: a study of slice acquisition and physiological noise correction effects
Davide Paoletti

Louise Johanna Francisca Maria van Zoest

Co-Advisor: Christoph Braun

Visual search strategies and brain states: a concurrent eye movement and neuroimaging approach

XXVI & XXVII Cycle Alumni Dissertations - Graduation year 2013-2014

December 2014 session - Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Michela Malfatti

Liliana Albertazzi Shape-to-color associations in non-synesthetes: perceptual, emotional, and cognitive aspects.
David Pascucci Massimo Turatto Task-related reinforcement signals and visual plasticity
Reshanne Rae Reeder Marius Peelen

The search template for object detection in natural scenes: contents, characteristics, neural underpinnings, and individual differences.

 

April 2015 session - Language, Interaction & Computation Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Gianluca Schiavo

Massimo Zancanaro (FBK) Socially Aware Interfaces for Supporting Co-located Interactions

 

April 2015 session - Cognitive Neuroscience Track

Name

Tutor

Title of Dissertation

Stefania Ficarella

Lorella Battelli The Neurophysiology of internally-driven actions
Elisa Leonardelli

Massimiliano Zampini

Co: Christoph Braun

Audiotactile interactions: psychophysical and neuroimaging approaches
Silvia Ubaldi Luigi Cattaneo Rule-dependent and stimulus-dependent visuomotor mappings of other’s actions
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