At NeuroLab we make use of neuroimaging, genetic, behavioral and neuropsychological approaches to investigate the cognitive skills and neural mechanisms underlying the human ability to orient and navigate in spatial surroundings. We are interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms related to spatial cognition throughout the life span (from early development to the elderly) and in the event of clinical conditions affecting the central nervous system. We are also interested in investigating the behavioural and neurological mechanisms related to face perception and the inability to recognize familiar faces (i.e. prosopagnosia), and emotion processing as related to sleep deprivation and sleep quality. To find out more about our research projects please visit NeuroLab.