— Motivated Cognition Lab

February, 2014 Monthly archive


I’ve recently started using Amazon Glacier as a long-term solution for offsite backup of EEG / MRI data. The appeal comes from two characteristics of the service:

РAmazon claims 99.999999999% annual durability. Data is redundant within a storage site and across more than one  site, so there is some insurance against black swan events. 

– $0.011 / GB / month. So for me, a run-of-the-mill MRI experiment costs about 11 cents per month to archive.

There are drawbacks, here’s the biggest:¬†Retrieving data is potentially expensive, and the billing rate is not easy to understand. Amazon explains reasonably well in the billing portion of this FAQ. An unofficial calculator helps too.

For me, this is disaster insurance to supplement onsite backup. If disaster strikes, the costs associated with retrieval will be bearable. In the meantime it’s very cheap peace-of-mind.

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Open Day for prospective graduate students in Mind/Brain Sciences
Rovereto, 24 March 2014

The Open Day is dedicated to prospective MSc and PhD students from UniTN and other universities in Italy and abroad, interested in getting first hand information about the CIMeC Graduate Program in Cognitive and Brain Sciences:

* Master’s course in Cognitive Science
* Doctoral course in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to attend presentations of post-graduate studies available at CIMeC, get acquainted with admissions procedures and requirements, get information about financial aid and scholarship programs, get information on professional placement and research opportunities, take part in a guided tour of the CIMeC labs, and get more personalized information from faculty and students.

For more information and schedule:


If interested, please contact us at mcs@unitn.it (for prospective MSc students) orphd.cimec@unitn.it (for prospective PhD students)

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In a recent ranking of Italian universities and research universities
the University of Trento ranked #1 of medium-sized universities, 
and the CIMeC ranked #1 of cognitive neuroscience research

International press coverage (Nature website). 

Local press (Trentino Corriere Alpi). 

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Monte Stivo from the east.

This is the new site for
the 'Motivated Cognition Lab' 
at the CIMeC Rovereto.

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