The PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind is a full-time 3-year joint program with Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
The doctoral program aims at training scholars in the following macro-areas of research:
(a) Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics
(b) Cognitive and neurocognitive science
The PhD program aims at training qualified scholars in both theoretical reflection and experimental study. Research projects will be promoted both in traditional areas which evolve through connections with cognitive sciences (syntax, computational linguistics, experimental pragmatics, philosophy of mind and of cognitive science, epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, logic and language, ethical and social issues concerning studies on human cognition) and in new and emerging domains (machine learning, neurosyntax, neuropragmatics, social cognitive neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuroethics).
Thanks to their network of prestigious national and international collaborations, the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University are privileged institutions for pursuing research in these highly interdisciplinary areas.
Young scholars will be trained both by consolidating and strengthening their competences in their original areas of study, and by offering them the required theoretical and experimental tools in the relevant subjects of cognitive sciences and neurosciences, linguistics, and philosophy. The general aim is to favor a multidisciplinary approach which will allow students to foster original and innovative research in their specific field.