Basic and applied cognition (Prof. Murgia)


Mauro Murgia

Associate Professor in General Psychology (M-PSI/01)

W Building (San Giovanni Park), room 120.
Phone:  +39 040 558 8869



Mauro Murgia is an Associate Professor of General Psychology at the University of Trieste. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Cagliari and his master's degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Trieste in 2008. He earned his PhD in Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Trieste in 2012. From 2013 to 2020, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher and adjunct professor at the universities of Trieste, Cagliari, and Udine. From 2020 to 2023, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Trieste.

At the international level, he spent several research periods in Spain, Germany and the United States. From 2019 to 2023 he was member of the managing council and coordinator of the Research Department of the scientific association ENYSSP. He is a member of the editorial board of various international journals and has organized several prestigious conferences, including the 41st European Conference on Visual Perception in Trieste in 2018.

At the University of Trieste, he served as the coordinator of the academic program “Percorso 24CFU” for teaching in secondary schools, and he is currently the vice coordinator of the Master Program in Psychology. He is a member of the board of the Doctoral program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science.

His research interests focus on the perceptual-motor processes involved in complex movements, specifically how visual and auditory information affect biological motion perception and movement execution. In recent years he has dedicated a growing attention to numerical cognition, investigating how people mentally represent quantities and how these representations influence interactions with the external space. He is interested in the applications of cognitive psychology in sports, motor rehabilitation, driving, and technology.


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