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Joshua Zonca

Post Doc

Research Line

COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies


IIT Central Research Labs Genova


Center for Human Technologies Via Enrico Melen 83, Building B 16152 Genova, Italy


Joshua Zonca obtained his Ph.D. in Cognitive & Brain Sciences from the Centre for Mind/Brain sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento. His doctoral work focused on the investigation of the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying the generation of adaptive strategies in individual and interactive decision-making contexts.

Currently, he works as post-doctoral fellow in the COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies (CONTACT) unit at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) to explore the interaction dynamics predicting successful cooperation in human-human and human-robot interaction.

Selected Publications

Zonca, J., Coricelli, G., & Polonio, L. (2020). Gaze patterns disclose the link between cognitive reflection and sophistication in strategic interaction. Judgment and Decision Making15(2), 230-245.

Zonca, J., Coricelli, G., & Polonio, L. (2019). Gaze data reveal individual differences in relational representation processes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition46(2), 257–279. 

Zonca, J., Coricelli, G., & Polonio, L. (2019). Does exposure to alternative decision rules change gaze patterns and behavioral strategies in games? Journal of the Economic Science Association, 1-12.

Benetti, S., van Ackeren, M. J., Rabini, G., Zonca, J., Foa, V., Baruffaldi, F., Rezk, M., Pavani, F., Rossion, B. & Collignon, O. (2017). Functional selectivity for face processing in the temporal voice area of early deaf individuals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114(31), E6437-E6446.

Zonca, J. (2014). Concetti mentali e pubblicità: in difesa del soggettivismo. Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio 8 (2).


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