Website of the Doctorate

Director:  prof. Francesco Pavani
Deputy-Director:  prof. Veronica Mazza

Programme duration: 4 years ( (until the a.y. 2016/2017 the duration was 3 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:

  • Animal cognition
  • Computational linguistics
  • Computational neuroscience, cognition and imaging
  • Decision making and reasoning
  • Language
  • Learning/motivation
  • Motor control and action representations
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neuroimaging methods and analysis
  • Neurostimulation
  • 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