International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

The International School for Advanced Studies (Italian: Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, SISSA) is an international, state supported, post graduate teaching and research institute with a special statute, located in Trieste, Italy. Instituted in 1978, SISSA's aim is to promote science and knowledge, particularly in the areas of Mathematics, Physics and Neuroscience. Each year about 70 Ph.D. students are admitted to SISSA based on their scientific qualifications. SISSA also runs, in collaboration with the University of Trieste, a master programme (Laurea magistrale) in mathematics.


Some content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed


Brain tumors: The positive effect of the cognitive reserve

Cognitive reserve—the term given to the capacity to maximize cognitive performance through differential engagement of cerebral networks or alternative cognitive strategies—protects the cognitive functions of brain tumor ...


Cognitive aging: Work helps our brain

A recent study shows that work plays an active role in keeping our brains healthy. "We have demonstrated the role of working activity on cognitive performance," Professor Raffaella Rumiati says. She is cognitive neuroscientist ...


Efficient coding: How the brain optimizes allocation of resources

A collaboration between SISSA and the University of Pennsylvania indicates the existence of an efficient process of sensory coding in rats, suggesting a general principle for optimal use of computational resources. The study, ...


This is how the visual system shows us a more persistent world

Imagine meeting a friend on the street, and imagine that with every step they take, your visual system has to process their image from scratch in order to recognize them. Now imagine if the same thing were to happen for every ...

page 1 from 5