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PhD Programme in Mind, Brain and Reasoning  

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Learning Objectives

This PhD programme trains young researches who intend to study human cognition with an interdisciplinary approach, using theories and methods developed in philosophy, psychology, computer science, and cognitive neuroscience. Since innovative research in this area requires the integration of different competences, our courses will provide solid analytical and epistemological foundations for the development of theoretical reflection and experimental skills.

The students enrolled in the 36th Cycle (2020-21) will have to obtain 12 credits chosen from the following courses:
1) Advanced topics in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition (4 CFU)
2) Advanced topics in the Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics (4 CFU)
3) Advanced topics in Logic, Probability and Computation (4 CFU)
4) Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience (4 CFU)
5) English for Academic Communication (4 CFU)
6) Designing a research project: strategies and challenges (4 CFU)

Coordinator:  Prof. Francesco Guala

Research Topics of PhD Programme in Mind, Brain and Reasoning  



Consciousness; Sleep; Neural Stimulation and Complexity.

L. Bello; S. Casarotto; G. Cerri; C. Hoerl; M. Massimini; M. Rosanova; S. Sarasso; C. Sinigaglia; G. Tononi.

Motor System; Brain Plasticity; Neuromodulation; Language.

L. Bello; P. Cavallari; G. Cerri; C. Lucchiari; M. Rosanova; C. Sinigaglia.

Social Cognition; Cooperation and Coordination; Joint Action.

S. Butterfill; C. Guglielmetti; F. Guala; F. Hindriks; R. Moore; C. Sinigaglia.

Individual Decisions; Social and Group Decisions.

F. Guala 17380; C. Guglielmetti; C. Lucchiari; H. Hosni.

Metaphysics; Scientific and Folk Ontologies.

A. Borghini; D. Dohrn; F. Guala; A. Guardo; F. Hindriks; C. Hoerl; M. Nathan; J. Tallant; G. Torrengo.

perception; Categorisation; Creativity; Language.

A. Borghini; C. Calabi; D. Dohrn; A. Guardo;  C. Lucchiari; P. Spinicci; G. Torrengo; G. Tononi; A. Zucchi.

Logic for Practical Reasoning; Philosophical Logic.

M. D'Agostino; D. Dohrn; H. Hosni; Giuseppe Primiero.

Computation; Probability; Logic for Artificial Intelligence.

M. D'Agostino; H. Hosni; S. Modgil;  Giuseppe Primiero; A. Zamansky.


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