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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 will have the opportunity to work with researchers belonging to three prestigious institutions – The University of Milan, The Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) in Pavia, e the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

HuME offers at least four scholarships each year, and the call for applications is typically advertised in the spring. More detailed information will be posted on this website.

Email: phd.hume@unimi.it

Teaching Program

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Research Topics - Cycle 2022-25  

Research Topics




Philosophy of mind, philosophy of language

Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Sciences; Consciousness and Intentionality; Philosophy of Language; Formal Semantics

Perception; Categorisation; Creativity

L. Bartalesi; A. Borghini; C. Calabi; A. Guardo; F. Hindriks; M. Massimini; P. Spinicci; G. Torrengo; J. Tallant; A. Sereni; M. Di Francesco; G. Piredda; A. Tomasetta; S. Zucchi

Cognitive Science

Perception, Action, Emotion; Consciousness; Sleep; Neural Stimulation And Complexity; Motor and Social Cognition

Brain Plasticity; Neuromodulation; Language

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

Philosophy of science, epistemology, logic


Knowledge, Justification and Explanation; Philosophy of Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics; Metaphysics; Scientific and Folk Ontologies; Logic for Practical Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence


A. Borghini; M. D'Agostino; S. De Bianchi; F. Guala; A. Guardo; F. Hindriks; H. Hosni; F. Minerva; M. Piazza; G. Primiero; A. Sereni; J. Tallant; G. Torrengo

Reasoning, decision-making; intelligence

Philosophy of Action; Psychology of Decision; Social Cognition; Cooperation and Coordination; Joint Action

Individual Decisions; Social and Group Decisions; Values

M. D'Agostino; F. Guala; C. Guglielmetti; F. Hindriks; H. Hosni; C. Lucchiari; J. Michael; F. Minerva; M. Piazza; G. Primiero; C. Sinigaglia;

Theoretical linguistics; computational linguistics

Linguistics and Neurolinguistics; Theoretical Syntax; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics

A.Moro; C. Chesi; S. Zucchi


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Announcement of additional PhD scholarships ESF React EU PON

The public call for applications for the award of additional PhD scholarships has been published, pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 1061 of 10 August 2021, for the academic year 2021/2022 - cycle XXXVII, co-funded through the ESF-React EU resources of the 2014-2020 National Research and Innovation Operational Programme (PON).

Applications must be submitted by 2 p.m. on 8 November 2021.

The call for applications is available in Session 2 of the website:


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