No beginning and no end
Our research lines are a confusing web of recurrent themes
feeding back on each other. The categorization into 5 webpages
is just meant to affect a sense of direction and perspective.
To discuss our work and that of colleagues in Cognitive Neuroscience
visit to Trieste and to SISSA may be easy to arrange. Our campus
at Sanatorio Santorio Santorio
will offer you an attractive view of the gulf, as well as test
your alliterative capacities.
Want to try your memory? face tests! in Italian
or in English.
Want to read an overview of our evolutionary perspective?
Try this chapter
from the Les Houches 2003 summer
Want to be confused by our research strategies? This PowerPoint
presentation (from December, 2004) should leave you perplexed.
The Italian government is currently bent on destroying public
education, behind the thin disguise of a desirable reform of the
university system, and of necessary budget cuts. It has first
targeted primary schools, the pride of the Italian system, and
it is rapidly attacking public high schools, universities and
research in general. Obedient media are mounting a campaign of
generic delegitimation, by focusing on cases of corruption and
mismanagement, unfortunately frequent in the university system.
As an international research group in an international graduate
school, with limited dependence on Italian public funds, we
express our support for the vast majority of gifted and
hard-working educators and researchers affected by the
government action, and our concern for the disaster impending on
Italy's future (Nov. 2008).