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The Cognitive and Educational Sciences Laboratory at the Faculty of Education, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, is aimed at bringing together research on cognitive processes and education/didactics, in order to establish a link between the two disciplines.

The laboratory employs several methods from behavioral and computerized testing, questionnaires and interviews, eye-tracking inspection, in order to provide a common background to scientific and applicative perspectives, by merging different research fields.


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Forthcoming activities

Due to the restrictions required to cope with the SARS-CoV2 emergency, many planned activity will not take place (or are postponed to an undefined date).

Stay healthy, stay safe!

Cognitive Science Arena

A workshop with the aim to create a fertile opportunity for the development of young researchers. The tenth edition will take place IN PRESENCE (depending on the expected development of the pandemic) in the days 18-19th of February 2022 at the Faculty of Education, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. [link to the website]

European Project

The CESLab coordinates the unibz research unit within the Erasmus+ project:

Robotics for the Inclusive Development of Atypical and Typical Children

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2021/Oct/21: Milvia Cottini is one of the recipient of the 2021 research prize of the Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse!! Here is the link to the news. We all are proud of our promising star: congratulations!!

2021/Sep/15: Alessandra Imperio has won the second prize "Umberto Margiotta" for the best PhD thesis in 2021 with her work "Educare al pensiero critico nella scuola primaria: un intervento nella regione Friuli Venezia Giulia". A further step toward a successful university career!

2021/Aug/11: The project "Neurocognition of arithmetic (re-)learning" was awarded by the Euregio fund! Let's congratulate with Laura Zamarian (uibk, PI), Manuela Piazza (unitn) and Demis Basso (unibz) for the achievement!

2020/Dec/15: The journal Sustainability (MDPI editor) has opened submissions for the special issue Cognition and Education: How To Create A Sustainable Bridge. To get further details, take a look to the call-for-papers. The deadline for submission will be on the 20th of November, 2021. For further info, please contact Demis Basso and/or Milvia Cottini.

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