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CPP Lab team

  • 9 Nationalities
  • 20 people
  • Mean age: 28
  • 6 scientific backgrounds (psychology, cognitive science, engineering, pharmacy,  biomedical sciences, anthropology)
  • 1 mission : Collaborating and having fun together to understand how the brain implements the mind.
  • Postdoc

    Remi Gau

    EOS; UCLouvain

    Remi is interested in studying multisensory interactions, mostly low-level sensory areas, using high-resolution MRI to investigate cortical laminar and columnar processes. He is also interested by replicability issues and open-science practices in neuroimaging.
  • Postdoc

    Ceren Battal

    FNRS; UCLouvain

    Ceren is interested in how sensory experience affects the spatial representations in the brain.  
  • Postdoc

    Stefania Mattioni

    ERC-MADVIS; UCLouvain

    Stefania's research focus is on the processing of categories presented in different modalities (e.g. pictures, sounds, words) and in population with different sensory experience (e.g. blind).
  • Postdoc

    Lorenzo Vignali

    PRIN; UniTN

    Lorenzo's main interests are language, visual spatial attention and the cognitive neuroscience of blindness.
  • Postdoc

    Yangwen Xu

    PRIN; UniTN

    Yangwen is interested in how the brain, as an electrical and biological machine, generate and manipulate concepts, and to what extent our sensory experience underlies thus conceptual processing.
  • Postdoc

    Ane Gurtubay-Antolin

    WBI; UCLouvain

    Ane is interested in how traditionally visual areas reorganize enabling the processing of non-visual information.
  • Postdoc

    Mohamed Rezk

    FNRS; UCLouvain

    Mohamed is interested in understanding the functional organisation of the occipital cortex, and how this organisation is influenced by early sensory deprivation.
  • PhD student

    Iqra Shahzad

    Multitouch-ITN; UCLouvain

    Iqra is interested in studying the visual-tactile motion processing in human brain to generate coherent multisensory experiences using multisensory HCIs.
  • PhD student

    Giulia Esposito

    Multitouch-ITN; UCLouvain

    Giulia is interested in how the brain integrates tactile and visual/auditory stimuli under conditions of active touch, and how this knowledge can be used to develop next-generation multisensory human-computer interfaces.
  • PhD student

    Alice Van Audenhaege

    FNRS; UCLouvain

    Alice is interested in understanding the constraints driving the functional specialization of the ventral visual cortex for reading.
  • PhD student

    Filippo Cerpelloni

    UCLouvain-KUL Collaboration Grant

    Filippo is interested in studying the processing of different categories of stimuli and their mental representations, as well as the changes elicited by brain plasticity.
  • PhD student

    Roberta Pia Calce

    FNRS; UCLouvain

    Roberta is interested in investigating how the voice categorization process changes through development, testing newborns and infants through the use of electroencephalography
  • PhD student

    Francesca Barbero

    FNRS; UCLouvain

    Francesca is interested in investigating auditory categorisation in the absence of visual input.
  • PhD student

    Federica Falagiarda

    FNRS; UCLouvain

    Federica's project concerns the brain processes responsible for the integration and extraction of features from facial and vocal stimuli, as well as how the involved brain areas functionally reorganize in case of early visual or auditory deprivation.
  • PhD student

    Marco Barilari

    ERC-MADVIS; UCLouvain

    Marco is interested in studying the functional reorganization of the visually deprived brain using high-field neuroimaging.
  • PhD student

    Siddharth Talwar

    EOS, UCLouvain

    Siddharth is interested in studying the impact of cross-modal plasticity on uni / multi-sensory mechanisms in sight restored and cochlear implant users, using M/EEG.
  • PhD student

    Jyothirmayi Vadlamudi

    FRIA; UCLouvain

    Jyothirmayi is interested in human voice categorization in bilateral-cataract/blind as well as cataract-reversal/sight restored children.

Visiting Scholar/Intern

Summer 13: Audrey Doualot (Phd student at Université du Québec à Montréal-UQAM)

Summer 14: Alan Tucholka (Investigator at BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center)

Summer 15: Ulyana Semyonkina (Msc student at University College Amsterdam)

Autumn 15: Ane Gurtubay (Phd student at the University of Barcelona)

Autumn-Winter 16/17: Irene Togoli (PhD student at the University of Florence)

Winter 17: Ane Gurtubay (Phd student at the University of Barcelona)

Winter 17: Chiara Maffei (Phd student at CIMeC -U. Trento)

Spring 18: Małgorzata Pawlak (Msc student University of Warsaw)

Spring 18: Ilaria Corradore (Msc student University of Trento)

Autumn 18: Roberta Pia Calce (Msc student University of Trento)

Autumn-Winter 19/20: Ludovica Casotto (MSc student University of Trento)


  • Maxime Pelland
  • Gaia Lapomarda
  • Giorgia Bertonati
  • Jodie Davies-Thompson
  • Karen Cuculiza
  • Lisa Novello
  • Giuseppe Rabini
  • Valentina Foa
  • Hicret Atilgan
  • Erica Giorgione
  • Joshua Zonca
  • Barbara Khalibinzwa
  • Francesca Baruffaldi
  • Benedetta Heimler
  • Giulia Dormal
  • Ambra Ferrari
  • Giulia Elli
  • Stefania Benetti
  • Roberto Bottini (
  • Stephanie Cornet
  • Simon Girard
  • Markus Van Ackeren
  • Stefania Ferraro
  • Virginie Crollen
  • Valeria Occelli

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