A delegation of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - KAIST participated, on 15 April, in a scientific meeting that took place at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at Palazzo Fedrigotti in Rovereto.
The visit followed the seminar that took place in Daejeon, South Korea, in the summer of 2017, which was attended by a number of academics from the University of Trento.
These collaboration initiatives and scientific exchanges on topics of common interest are part of a bilateral agreement among CIMeC and KAIST, one of the major research institutes in the world, based in South Korea, and receive support from the Autonomous Province of Trento.
Yesterday's meeting focused on recent developments in the area of the neural bases of cognition and in computational neurosciences.
The day started with the welcome addresses by Maurizio Marchese, prorector for international development, and Carlo Miniussi, director of CIMeC, followed by a speech by Jaeseung Jeong from the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at KAIST.
The members of the Korean delegation gave their scientific presentations in the morning. One of them, professor Christopher Fiorillo, will soon take on a teaching position at CIMeC for a short period, as agreed by the international exchange programme between the two institutions.
CIMeC researchers gave their speeches in the afternoon, after the opening addresses of the representatives of the Autonomous Province of Trento. Scientists from partner institutions, Fondazione Bruno Kessler and the Italian Institute of Technology, gave their presentations at the end of the day.