CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences

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People make dozens of inferences every day. They are crucial for learning, hypothesis evaluation, evidence search and assessment, forecasting and, of course, decision making. The advance of theoretical and empirical knowledge on these higher-level cognitive processes is extremely interesting per se, but it also has broad implications for intervention in many applied settings, such as legal reasoning, medical decision making, and environmental sustainability.

Research directions

Our research agenda ranges from experimental psychology to formal epistemology and makes use of both original experimental procedures and theoretical modelling. Our main research interests include:

  • inductive and probabilistic reasoning;
  • causal cognition;
  • information search;
  • decision making;
  • decision biases;
  • applied reasoning and decision making (e.g., legal reasoning, medical decision making, environmental sustainability).



For a complete list: 


  • KlimaKit  project (third party) funded by EURAC research, Institute for Renewable Energies
  • Basic research activity grant funded by MIUR

Ongoing collaborations

  • Ruth Byrne, Trinity College (Ireland)
  • Vincenzo Crupi, University of Turin (Italy)
  • David Lagnado, UCL (UK)
  • Daniel Osherson, Princeton University (USA)
  • Lucia Savadori, DEM Economics and Management - University of Trento (Italy)
  • Michael Waldmann, University of Goettingen (Germany)