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Bi-literacy: Learning to read in L1 and in L2
ID: 295362
Start date: 2012-05-01, End date: 2017-04-30
Learning to read is probably one of the most exciting discoveries in our life. Using a longitudinal approach, the research proposed examines how the human brain responds to two major challenges: (a) the instantiation a complex cognitive function for which there is no genetic ...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 103543
Last updated on: 2018-01-03
Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities
ID: 295366
Start date: 2012-04-01, End date: 2017-03-31
Although there are many types of cognitive ability, they correlate substantially; general cognitive ability (g) indexes this covariance and is an important predictor of many key life outcomes. The PI’s 40-year programme of research has contributed to a once controversial find...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 102959
Last updated on: 2017-12-18
FROM STEREOTOMY TO ANTISEISMIC CRITERIA: CROSSROADS OF EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN. SICILY AND MEDITERRANEAN  (XII-XVIII CENTURY)
ID: 295960
Start date: 2012-04-01, End date: 2016-09-30
Over the centuries, Sicily has known an unequalled variety of building experiences. Strategically located, the largest Mediterranean island has served as a centre for the dissemination of innovative solutions, as well as a collector of ideas from multiple sources. This intell...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 102883
Last updated on: 2017-11-20
Post Scriptum: A Digital Archive of Ordinary Writings (Early Modern Portugal and Spain)
ID: 295562
Start date: 2012-04-01, End date: 2017-03-31
The project P.S. proposes to build up a campaign of systematic collection, edition and historical-linguistic study of personal letters written in the Early Modern Ages (17th to early 19th century) in Portugal and Spain. The documents in question are original epistolary writin...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 103300
Last updated on: 2017-11-20
The times of their lives: towards precise narratives of change in the European Neolithic through formal chronological modelling
ID: 295412
Start date: 2012-05-01, End date: 2017-08-31
This proposal offers ground-breaking progress towards the construction of much more precise chronologies for the Neolithic period in Europe, through the complementary expertise of the P-I and Co-I in Neolithic archaeology and Bayesian statistical analysis respectively. The pr...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 103384
Last updated on: 2017-11-20
Linkage mechanisms between citizens and the state. Consequences of changing value patterns and expanding participation repertoires
ID: 295920
Start date: 2012-09-01, End date: 2017-08-31
Linkage systems between citizens and the state have been transformed dramatically in previous decades. Structural linkages, like party membership, partisan identities and institutionalized forms of participation (e.g., voting) are in decline, while in a number of countries, p...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 103345
Last updated on: 2017-11-20
Information-processing by individual political actors. The determinants of exposure, attention and action in a comparative perspective
ID: 295735
Start date: 2012-10-01, End date: 2017-09-30
A well-functioning democracy implies that political actors are aware of the real problems in society, their potential solutions, and the associated preferences of citizens. This requires information about the real world. This project examines how individual political actors p...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 104308
Last updated on: 2017-10-08
Twentieth Century Structural Engineering: the Italian contribution
ID: 295550
Start date: 2012-03-01, End date: 2017-02-28
The research project focuses on the works and protagonists of twentieth century structural engineering in Italy. The general goal of the research is to give a major contribution to the international history of the role of engineering in architecture. Beyond the confines of it...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 102544
Last updated on: 2017-10-06
Psychology of Relationships, Networks and Community Cohesion
ID: 295663
Start date: 2012-05-01, End date: 2017-09-30
The contemporary urban social environment contains an inherent contradiction at its heart: we live in very large social communities, but our natural community size (as reflected in the size of our personal social networks) is very small (~150, now known as Dunbar’s Number). I...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 103563
Last updated on: 2017-08-13
From Silicosis to Chronic Respiratory diseases: an approach via epidemiological history (in France, Europe, Southern Africa, from the 1900s until today)
ID: 295817
Start date: 2012-06-01, End date: 2018-02-28
Silicosis, a pathology caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust, is the deadly occupational disease in history. Contrary to what some may think, it does not belong to a remote past as it struck massively in the 20th century and is still present in industrial societ...
Programme: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Record Number: 103613
Last updated on: 2017-07-16
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