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    All you really need is skin.
    Skin's the thing, that if you've got it outside,
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    Allan Sherman (1924-1973)

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    You gotta have skin;
    All you really need is skin.
    Skin's the thing, that if you've got it outside,
    It helps keep your insides in.

    Allan Sherman (1924-1973)

About us

SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, was founded in 1978 and is a scientific center of excellence within the national and international academic scene. Located in Italy, in the city of Trieste, it features about 65 professors, approximately a 100 post-docs and 250 PhD students. Situated on the scenic Karst upland, the School is surrounded by a 25 acre park, and offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Trieste. The three main research areas of SISSA are Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics. The Tactile Perception and Learning Lab is part of the Cognitive Neuroscience of SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) that aims at understanding the relationship between brain and behavior, at all different levels. Like all other PhD programs at SISSA, the curriculum in Cognitive Neuroscience, leading to the PhD in Neuroscience, is in English and caters to students from all over the world. The core component of the curriculum is the original research work performed by the student.