The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences has assembled a team of scientists from Italy and other nations, with a common goal of establishing a scientific center at the forefront of human brain research. One of the first groups of its kind in Italy, the Center is funded by the provincial government (Provincia Autonoma di Trento), public and private organizations, donations, and research grants. The success of the Center and its critical research depends on continued support through donations, which can be made either to the 5x1000 fund (to the University of Trento) or directly to the Center.
Special thanks are owed to the donors whose contributions were critical in making the Center a reality:
- Provincia Autonoma di Trento The support of the provincial government enabled the acquisition of the first 4 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine and has been crucial in building the center’s infrastructure and financing grants for our researchers.
- The Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto has contributed generous support to the neurosciences through the funding of Società consortile Scienza Mente Cervello SMC (along with the University of Trento), which provides research grants, fellowships, and funds for activities designed to promote the growth of cognitive neuroscience in the Trentino area. SMC is devoted to "the promotion, organization, financing and realization of activities in the field of science, education, technology and medicine related to the mind and brain" (please see Participation in external institutions). Recently it allowed the acquisition of CIMeC’s 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine.