Welcome to the website of Davide Zoccolan’s Visual Neuroscience Lab.

The lab is part of the PhD program in Cognitive Neuroscience of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste (Italy), and was established in 2009 thanks to the support of an Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei -   Compagnia di San Paolo Grant.

Our research aims at understanding the neuronal mechanisms underlying visual object recognition, using a combination of psychophysics, electrophysiology, and computational modeling.

2013 Lab News   [see all news here]

March 2013. The international team, of which Davide Zoccolan is a member, has been awarded an HFSP Program Grant to study the neuronal substrates of concept formation.

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April 2013. Our new study (revealing the complexity of rat visual object recognition strategy) has been published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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February 2013. Davide Zoccolan, in collaboration with David D. Cox (Harvard), Clay Reid (Harvard) and Andrea Benucci (UCL), is host editor of a Frontier Research Topic titled: What can simple brains teach us about how vision works? Articles accepted for the Research Topic will be published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits.

Relevant deadlines:

Abstract Submission: 30 Apr 2013       

Full Article Submission: 30 June 2014

August 2013. Our new study (about the coding of visual objects in monkey inferotemporal cortex) has been published in PLoS Computational Biology.

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2014 Lab News   [see all news here]

January 2014. Davide Zoccolan has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to study the development of visual object representations.

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2015 Lab News   [see all news here]

November 2015. Publication of the  ebook titled What can simple brains teach us about how vision works?, edited by D Zoccolan, DD Cox, A Benucci and RC Reid.

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