Davide Zoccolan’s Visual Neuroscience Lab
SISSA / PhD In Cognitive Neuroscience

The lab is affiliated to the Neuroscience Area of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste (Italy) and its activities contribute to SISSA PhD program in Cognitive Neuroscience. The lab was established in 2009 thanks to the support of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and of the Compagnia di San Paolo. Since then, it has received the support of several funding bodies (see list at the bottom of this page), including the European Research Council.

Our research aims at understanding the neuronal mechanisms underlying visual object recognition, using a combination of psychophysics, electrophysiology, and computational modeling.

Workshop announcement: TEX 2023 - Efficient coding and processing for perception and action
Jul 4 – 6, 2023
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
Latest News
  • Gianluca Dotti
  • Wired, March 13, 2024

Lo scambio

Le scoperte della neurobiologia su come funziona il nostro cervello migliorano il lavoro sull'intelligenza artificiale. E viceversa.

  • Simona Regina
  • RAI, November 21, 2023

Il cervello che vede - Radar (intervista a Davide Zoccolan)

(andare al min 20:30)

  • SISSA News, November 13, 2023

Similar to primates: how rodents can see moving objects

Our new study, revealing the existence of truly integrative pattern cells in rat visual cortex, has been published in Science Advances.

  • Mariantonietta Firmani
  • Parallelo42 contemporary art, February 27, 2023

podcast Contemporaneamente (intervista a Davide Zoccolan e Marinella Senatore)

  • SISSA News, December 7, 2021

Efficient coding: how the brain optimizes allocation of resources

Our new study (in collaboration with Eugenio Piasini and Vijay Balasubramanian from Penn) about rat perceptual sensitivity to texture statistics, has been published in eLife.

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