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University of Trieste PhD in Neural and Cognitive Sciences
University of Trieste

PhD in Neural and Cognitive Sciences

Trieste, Italy

3 Years


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The Ph.D. program in Neural and Cognitive Sciences (NCS) provides advanced research training focused on the interdisciplinary study of the central and peripheral nervous systems, the mind/brain system, cognition, and on applications in clinical, social, ergonomic, and sports contexts.

The students will develop competencies in: cellular neurophysiology; neurogenesis; clinical neuroscience; neuroengineering; psycholinguistics; perception, action, and attention; memory and executive control; thinking, judgment, and decision making; sports psychology; typical and atypical development; personality; social psychology; community psychology; comparative psychology. At the end of the course, the students will be able to formulate an independent project; to coordinate data collection integrating methods of biological and psychological sciences; to evaluate results; to propose technological innovations for clinical and rehabilitation purposes; to operate in multidisciplinary teams in public and private institutions.

Taking into account students’ CV, the Ph.D. board defines individual programs, including a component focused on interdisciplinary knowledge and a component on specific advanced research abilities. Formal learning opportunities will include lectures; journal club; seminars; scientific reporting; stages in foreign institutions; participation in national and international meetings; summer schools for young researchers.

Lines of research

  1. Neurobiology, neurogenesis, and cellular neurophysiology
  2. Clinical Neurosciences
  3. Neuroengineering
  4. Perception, action, and attention
  5. Memory, language, and executive control
  6. Thinking, judgment and decision making
  7. Comparative psychology
  8. Cognitive neuroscience
  9. Typical and atypical development
  10. Personality and social psychology
  11. Sport psychology

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