Welcome to the Perception to Concepts Group!

At the Per2Con Group we study the relation between perception and cognition: on one side, we investigate which aspects of perception act as fundamental building blocks for the development of language-based symbolic cognition; on the other side we study if and how symbolic acquisitions in turn shape perception. 

With this work we aim both at highlighting the continuity that exists between perception and cognition, such that it is extremely hard to even draw the line that separates the two, and on the other at investigating the mechanisms that may be specific to symbolic language-based cognition.

We use psychophysics and neuroimaging (fMRI, M-EEG) in adults and children of different cultures and cognitive skills. Our research spans over two main areas: number processing and word processing.