Basic and applied cognition (Dr. Murgia)


Mauro Murgia

RtdB in General Psychology (M-PSI/01)

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



Mauro Murgia is an Assistant Professor of General Psychology at the University of Trieste since 2020. He obtained his bachelor degree in psychology at the University of Cagliari and his master degree in experimental psychology at the University of Trieste in 2008. He obtained a PhD in neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Trieste in 2012. From 2013 to 2020 he was involved as post-doc in several research projects at the University of Trieste and the University of Cagliari, and worked as adjunct professor at the University of Trieste and the University of Udine.

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

In 2018 he obtained the national scientific habilitation (“Abilitazione scientifica nazionale” - ASN) as Associate Professor in General Psychology, and currently holds all the bibliometric requirements to obtain the habilitation as Full Professor.

At the University of Trieste, he is a member of the board of the Doctoral programme in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, coordinator of the “Percorso 24CFU”, and vice coordinator of the Master Program in Psychology.

His research interests concern the perceptual-motor processes in complex movements, focusing on how visual and auditory information affect the biological motion perception and the 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 the interaction with the external space. He is interested in the applications of cognitive psychology in sports, motor rehabilitation, driving, and technology.


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