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The Doctoral Course in Cognitive Science

The Doctoral Course in Cognitive Science is offered by the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science and the Bruno Kessler Foundation.

The postgraduate degree is a three-year course and admittance is by public selection. The course will develop the research skills to work independently and contribute original, creative, scientifically proven knowledge in one or more of the following fields:


  • Attention and executive function
  • Behavior Analysis and Modification
  • Development of psychometric models of cognitive functions
  • Emotions and emotional regulation
  • Epistemological foundations of cognitive science
  • Gender and gender relations
  • Judgment, decision-making and reasoning in law, economics and health
  • Learned regulation of brain signals
  • Parenting: biology and environmental factors
  • Psychology and Clinical research methodology
  • Psychology of Language, Linguistics and Neurolinguistics 
  • Social cognition and intergroup relations
  • Statistical and psychometric techniques for complex data
  • Typical and atypical development 
  • Work, organizational and personnel psychology 

Cognitive Technologies

  • Automatic analysis of human behavior
  • (Automatic) Natural language processing
  • Cognitive ergonomics and interaction with intelligent systems
  • Interaction with Big Data and decision-making
  • Technology for education

Education and training

  • Inclusive processes in educational contexts 
  • Media, eLearning and Learning Communites online in educational processes
  • Quality of education and training process



Doctoral course in Cognitive Science

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