The CIMeC (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences; Centro Interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching center. The Center draws on faculty from several departments, including:
- Psychology and Cognitive Science
- Humanities and Philosophy
- Information Engineering and Computer Science
Its facultyand members originate from several Italian and European countries, as well as many oter countries all over the world.
The CIMeC has been recently ranked as the leading Cognitive Neuroscience research unit in Italy. Its faculty have won several highly competitive grants on the international and national levels, including European Research Council (ERC) Starting, Consolidator and Advanced grants, as well as highly competitive grants awarded by the local province. The center is responsible for a Master’s and Ph.D. program and enjoys success in placement of graduates of both programs. This is due to a strong emphasis on empirical work throughout the student’s formation stages.
CIMeC’s researchers study brain organization via the analysis of its functional, structural and physiological characteristics, in both normal and pathological conditions. Top-of the line instrumentation includes functional neuroimaging, MEG, EEG, NIRS, TMS and eye tracking solutions, as well as systems for studying kinematics. In addition, the Center for Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CERiN) specializes in the study of clinical cases. The CIMeC enjoys close collaborations with the following institutions:
- Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK)
- Edmund Mach Foundation
- Museo Civico Rovereto
- Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
CIMeC researchers are strongly embedded in the local community, presenting ongoing work as well as background lectures in diverse occasions throughout the year. The CIMeC is organized in five formal structures (see Laboratories link) that manage developmental, animal, behavioral, neuroimaging and computational modeling work. The neuroimaging facilities are located near Trento, whereas teaching and other experimental labs are located in Rovereto (30 km south of Trento).
For anyone interested in visiting, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are located at the foot of the Trentino dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site, and we welcome formal and informal collaboration opportunities.