Molecular Mind Laboratory

MoMiLab is a research group of the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy)

Lab Mission

The MoMiLab integrates basic neuroscience methods with experimental psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience and structural/functional brain imaging.

The MoMiLab developed its own lines of research on the topics of perception and representation of the external world, and on the interaction with it.

In the thematic context of the ERC SH4 'The Human Mind and Its Complexity', the research areas of the MoMiLab include integrated and multidisciplinary aspects that focus on the study of mental activities and cognitive functions. In the specific context of IMT School, the lines of research on the neural correlates of the mind and human behavior have offered a new tool to focus attention on interdisciplinary questions (from economics to visual arts, from ethics to bioengineering, from social sciences to forensic and legal sciences).

Our research protocols primarily enroll healthy individuals; the MoMiLab also focuses research on sensory-deprived people and collaborates with clinical groups that are interested in neuropsychiatric disorders and neurorehabilitation. We also develop computational tools and resources for advanced data processing in brain imaging.

At the School, the MoMiLab coordinates the Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences (CCSN)  track of the Cognitive and Cultural Systems PhD program.

Topics and Research Areas