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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 in people with deafness with or without cochlear implants;
  • meta-cognition and self-regulating strategies for hearing in noise in aging and young adults



For a complete list see Francesco Pavani personal page


  • Research Grant from the Velux Foundation, Switzerland (coordinator) 
  • COVID-19 research grant from the University of Trento (coordinator)
  • Progetti di ricerca di Interesse Nazionale – PRIN (Italia), 2017-2021 (national coordinator)

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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