Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

CCNL (Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab) is a multidisciplinary research group located in the Department of General Psychology, at the University of Padova.

CCNL (Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab) is a multidisciplinary research group located in the Department of General Psychology, at the University of Padova. It was established in October 2000.

Our main research activity involves the study of computational mechanisms underlying human cognition, from development to skilled performance and breakdowns of processing following brain damage.

Our computational approach exploits recent advances in machine learning (deep learning and probabilistic graphical models) to develop a new generation of connectionist models of human cognition. Computational modeling is complemented by experimental studies on a variety of populations (healthy adults, neuropsychological patients, typically developing and learning disabled children) using various combinations of techniques (reaction times, psychophysics, eye-tracking, neuroimaging with fMRI or fNIRS).

The main research areas include numerical (mathematical) cognition, attention and visuospatial awareness, reading and dyslexia.

Our research is generously funded by the European Research Council, Cariparo Foundation, Compagnia di San Paolo, and Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

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