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RESEARCH ON LINGUISTICS 
• Computation, recursion and complexity
• Theory of Movement (Genearlized Dynamic Antisymmetry)
• Clause structure (expletives, copular inversion, raising and unaccusativity)
• Syntax-semantics interface (focus, vocative, definiteness effect)
• Directionality (Top-Down, Left-Right) of phrase structure building
• Simplicity and acquisitional issues.
• Theoretical and experimental pragmatics
• Models of figurative language processing

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON NEUROLINGUISTICS 
• Neurobiological foundations of syntax
• Possible vs. impossible languages
• Neuropragmatics and neural basis of figurative language
• Negation in the brain
• The quest for the electrophysiological correlates of syntax 

RESEARCH ON PHILOSOPHY OF MIND AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
• Consciousness, intentionality and subjectivity
• The Extended and the Embodied Mind 
• Philosophy of affectivity
• Neuroethics and Philosophy of neuroscience
• Philosophy of technology and the impact of technology on society
• Metaphysics and Mind

RESEARCH ON PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS AND LOGIC
• Philosophy of Mathematics
• Philosophy of Logic
• Epistemology
• Philosophical Methodology
• Theories of Meaning and semantics of Formal Languages
• Philosophical Logic and Formal/Informal Reasoning


Ongoing projects:

• The Philosophy of Mind / The human consciousness project – M. Di Francesco
• The Mark of the mental (PRIN 2017 – local coordinator M. Di Francesco) 
• The IUSS Reputation Lab (work in progress) 
eMath Project (Epistemology of Mathematics and Logic) – A. Sereni  
• SynSym: exploring the notion of symmetry – breaking phenomena in linguistics (in collaboration with the University of Cambridge)

@ The IUSS NeTS Lab: 

Experimental Pragmatics – V. Bambini 
• “Assessment and treatment of communicative pragmatic abilities in neurological and psychiatric disorders: feasibility and clinical efficacy” (Ricerca Finalizzata Giovani Ricercatori 2018, Ministero della Salute) – V. Bambini
A Processing-friendly Grammatical Model for Parsing and predicting on-line Complexity – C. Chesi 
COnVERSA (Test di Comprensione delle Opposizioni morfo-sintattiche VERbali attraverso la ScritturA), assessment of non-standard speech in deaf and L2 population – C. Chesi