The PhD program includes three types of didactic activities:
- base courses, A (mandatory in the first year);
- thematic courses/seminars, B (mandatory in all years);
- specialistic courses, C (two mandatory in each year).
Most courses have a 10-hour duration. Some activities (especially of the B type) can be given as seminars of shorter duration. Reading groups are included in the C type courses.
I year: PhD students take all A courses (normally 6 or 7), all B courses/seminars and two C courses.
II year: PhD students take all B courses/seminars and two C courses.
III year: PhD students take all B courses/seminars and two C courses.
Moreover, further activities aimed at transversal training are offered each year (mandatory for I and II year students), concerning software for data analysis, communicative skills, research management and innovation.
This schema guarantees at least 150 hours of training over the 3-year PhD duration.
Courses Academic Year 2018/2019:
- Issues in neurolinguistics and neuropragmatics (V. Bambini)
- Introduction to linguistic computation and complexity theory (C. Chesi)
- Neurosyntax and fundamentals of neurolinguistics (A. Moro)
- Philosophy of mind (M. Di Francesco)
- Epistemology (A. Sereni)
- Neuroanatomical foundations of cognition (S. Cappa)
- Social cognitive neuroscience (N. Canessa)
- Introduction to linguistics (A. Belletti, V. Bianchi, L. Rizzi)
- Seminar in Scientific publishing and ethics (P. Perata)
- Statistics (F. A. Toraldo)
- Seminar in Psychiatric rehabilitation (M. Bosia)
- Phenomenology Strikes Back. New Waves in Analytic Philosophy of Mind - (A. Tomasetta)
- Issues in semantic memory - (E. Catricalà)
- Investigating language comprehension mechanisms in the EEG laboratory - (P. Canal)
- Methods in cognitive and clinical neurosciences - (N. Canessa, E. Catricalà)
- Seminar in Clinical psychology and psychotherapy - (L. Sarno)
- Reading group in Philosophy - (M. Di Francesco, A. Sereni, A. Tomasetta)
- Reading group in Syntax - (C. Chesi, A. Moro)
- Reading group in Gricean and Relevance-theoretic pragmatics (V. Bambini)