Project: Biomarkers of individual differences in human cortical visual processing (PUPILTRAITS)
Researcher: Paola Binda
Host Institution: Universita Di Pisa, Italy
ERC Funding: € 1.49 million for five years
What do you see when you look at the famous Rubin’s vase illusion? The vase or the two faces? New research set out to prove it depends on your physical state and personality. We already know some characteristics of human vision are associated with conditions such as autism. For certain neurodevelopmental disorders, research has also established a link between the digestive system and brain physiology.
Project: Spatio-temporal mechanisms of generative perception
Researcher: David Burr
Host Institution: University of Florence, Italy
ERC Funding: €2.5 million for five years, from July 2019
Most of us believe that what we see, hear and perceive is an instantaneous and veridical representation of the world, derived solely from the sensory input impinging on our eyes, ears and other senses. Indeed, this simple, mechanistic view is shared by many neuroscientists.
A project from Pisa University has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC): Maria Concetta Morrone, Professor of Physiology at the university, has been granted funding of 2.5 million euros for period 2014-2018 with a research project in the field of cognitive neuroscience.