Director:  prof. Massimo Turatto
Deputy-Director:  prof. Massimiliano Zampini

Programme duration: 4 years 

Doctoral Programme

This educational programme takes advantage of the multi-disciplinary skills of its faculty, of the CIMeC laboratories (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences) and  of the  various departments (Physics, Information and Communication Technology, Cognitive Sciences and Education). The Doctoral course offers an education that allows students to acquire elevated competence in specific areas of fundamental and applied research, encouraging professional development in innovative fields that often require knowledge in different areas. The course also expects an active role on behalf of its students in carrying out seminar-based tasks.

Research subjects

  • Action and intention understanding
  • Animal cognition
  • Cognition in physiological and pathological ageing
  • Cognitive neurorehabilitation
  • Computational neuroscience and cognition
  • Conceptual representations
  • Decision making and reasoning
  • Development
  • Language
  • Learning/motivation
  • Motor control and action planning
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neuroimaging methods and analyses
  • Neuromorphic photonic networks
  • Neurostimulation
  • Numerical cognition
  • Perception and attention

All courses will be held in English starting from the first year.

Scientific Areas

  • General Psychology
  • Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology and Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Experimental Physics
  • Linguistics
  • Physiology
  • Philosophy and Theory of Language
  • Information Processing Systems