Call for application 40th cycle

Bando ordinario

Educational goals and objectives

The PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience is characterized by a high level of interdisciplinarity and by a network of international relations of the Doctorate, which includes agreements for the double title, agreements with EMBL, scientific collaborations and co-supervisions and the participation of EU scholars (coming from UCL, Un Copenhagen, Antwerpen Unival) in the teaching staff demonstrates the clear international dimension of the course and offers ample opportunities for Doctorate students to spend periods of training and research in prestigious Italian and foreign structures. The PhDs trained in this course will have a solid theoretical and methodological preparation useful for their subsequent placement not only academically or in research institutes, but also in the fields of neurorehabilitation, clinical psychology, neuropsychology and the emerging fields of neuroimaging diagnostics and control neural structure of artificial prostheses. The doctorate includes 4 curricula that differ in methodological approach. In addition to interdisciplinary training, each curriculum offers specific training, which in the "Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology" curriculum concerns the methodological framework and experimental investigation techniques for the study of normal and pathological behavior in murine animal models, the biological bases of behavior, the the use of drugs active on the nervous system to investigate the function of nervous structures or nuclei. In the curriculum "Neurophysiology of Behavior" concerns the knowledge of the methods of recording nervous activity from non-human primates during the execution of cognitive tasks, the multiscale analysis of neuronal processes in decision-making tasks, the spatio-temporal organization of efferent-cortical systems and the related dynamics of the cerebral cortex, the dynamic properties of parietal and frontal cortical efferent neurons in non-human primates. In the curriculum "Cognitive Neurosciences" concerns experimental approaches and psychophysical and psychophysiological techniques relating to the study of the complexity of human behavior in its cognitive and affective-emotional aspects, the evolution of cognitive functions throughout life, the methods for the development of experimental or clinical-diagnostic investigation tools and programs for cognitive enhancement. In the "Neuropsychology" curriculum it concerns the planning and design of experimental and clinical research in the neuropsychological field, the skills necessary for the use of behavioral, neuropsychological, psychophysiological and neuroimaging techniques for the study of cognitive activity.

Specifiche economiche

Tipologia 1: DM629
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Tipologia 2: DM630 Tipologia 3: Partenariati estesi Tipologia 4: Enti terzi ed Eccellenza Tipologia 5: Sapienza
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Senza borsa

Themes, curriculum and specific competence

Borse ex D.M. 629: 1


Tematica: La borsa è finanziata nell'ambito dei progetti: 1) progetto AUTISMUS – “A joint music making game augmenting social skills in autistic individuals” - finanziato dalla Commissione Europea nell’ambito del Programma Proof of Concept ERC Grant call 2023 DL3; 2) Progetto MUSICOM – Finanziato da EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC) Horizon 2020 - Grant Agreement 948186
Competenze richieste: nessuna competenza specifica richiesta

Admission Procedure

Qualifications assessment The evaluation of qualifications, which include the letter of motivation, university education, research experience and any publications (degree theses, conference proceedings, articles in peer-review journals) is preliminary to the written test.

Written examination The written test consists of a research project on one of the 4 topics proposed during the exam. The project will have to present a hypothesis based on the current literature, a detailed description of the methodology, the statistical analyzes used and the expected results.
language ITALIANO

Oral interview Candidates who have achieved a score of at least 16/30in the written test are admitted to the oral test. During the oral test aspects will be explored and clarified regarding the qualifications presented, the written work, the letter of motivation, the methodological bases acquired in the previous university course. Furthermore, the knowledgeof the English language.
language ITALIANO

contacts and info

Curriculum studiorum

Graduation date and grade of the Master's degree
detailed list of exams including completion dates and scores of Masters's degree
History of Scholarships, Research Grants (or similar)
Certificates of Foreign Languages
Certificates of participation in post-graduate university courses
certificates of Participation in research groups
Other University Awards/Degrees (e.g.: awards in competition, second degree)

Required documentation

§ List of publications
for each publication report: list of authors, complete title, name of the journal, volume, number and pages of the publication, year of publication, the file must be uploaded within le ore 23:59 del 20/06/2024

§ letter of motivation (by the candidate)
Indicate curriculum and preferred topic among those listed on the PhD web page (; these indications will be used for the oral tests. A template of the motivation letter is present in the same Web page., the file must be uploaded within le ore 23:59 del 20/06/2024

§ degree thesis (complete)
attach the thesis in pdf format, the file must be uploaded within le ore 23:59 del 20/06/2024

§ Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum
list in VC research experiences and post-lauream university courses, the file must be uploaded within le ore 23:59 del 20/06/2024

Language Skills

the candidate must know the following languages

Exam Schedule

Qualifications assessment
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web site
date of publication28/06/2024 tel. 06499917527

Written examination
classroomaula 7
addressvia dei marsi, 78
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web site
date of publication05/07/2024 tel 0649917527

Oral interview
addressvia dei marsi,78
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web site
date of publication20/07/2024 tel 0649917527

Day of publication of the final outcome: 20/07/2024

Evaluation scale

Qualifications assessment english version

Written examination english version

Oral interview english version

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