TNG Team Member

Marisa Saggio

Marisa Saggio, PhD student


I've obtained my bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Catania, Italy in 2011 and I graduated in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Trento, Italy in 2014.
In 2013 I came to INS to carry out the work for my Master's thesis, in the hope to merge my curiosity for neurosciences with the tools of physics and mathematics. During this internship I had been working on the understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the use of a stochastic linear model in the context of large-scale brain modeling.
It has been an engaging experience to work with the TNG group and I'm now pursuing with my PhD since 2014. At the moment I'm working on the modeling of epileptic activity. In particular, on an extension of the Epileptor model, proposed by Jirsa et al. 2014, in order to include a richer repertoire of seizure types and transitions among them as observed in real data.


Saggio, M.L., Spiegler, A., Bernard, C. and Jirsa, V.K., 2016. Fast-slow bursters in the unfolding of a high codimension singularity and the ultra-slow transitions of classes. arXiv preprint arXiv:1605.09353.

Saggio, M.L., Ritter, P. and Jirsa, V.K., 2016. Analytical operations relate structural and functional connectivity in the brain. PloS one11(8), p.e0157292.

Saggio, M.L., 2012. Bohlin transformation: the hidden symmetry that connects Hooke to Newton. European Journal of Physics34(1), p.129.