CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences

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At the Cognition Across the Senses lab we study the role of multisensory processes in perception, attention, space representation and language. We combine methods from psychophysics, neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience (EEG, MEG, fMRI) to investigate primarily cognition in profoundly deaf individuals, hard-of-hearing people and cochlear implant and hearing aid users.

Research directions

  • multisensory perception and re-learning of auditory space in hearing and hearing-impaired individuals;
  • language processing with deaf people with or without cochlear implants;
  • visual attention in deafness.



For a complete list see Francesco Pavani personal page


  • MIUR - Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca, PRIN 2017, national coordinator, 706K euro
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), 2016-2019, national coordinator, 550K euros

Ongoing collaboration

  • LACAM Lab, CNR-ISTC, Rome, Italy (Maria Cristina Caselli, Pasquale Rinaldi)
  • Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Department, Rovereto Hospital, Italy (Giuseppe Nicolò Frau, reparto di Otorinolaringoiatria)
  • Centre de Recherche en Neuroscience de Lyon (INSERM, CRNS, Université Claude Bernard), Lyon, France (Alessandro Farné; Valerie Gaveau)
  • CERCO (CRNS), Toulouse, France (Pascal Barone, Matthieu Marx)
  • Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Department, Lyon City Hospital, France (Eric Truy)


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