Luca Bonatti graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan, Italy, and received his PhD in Philosophy of Mind at Rutgers University, N.J., USA. AT the beginning of his career, he has worked at Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, ENS, Paris, and at the University of Paris 8, France as an associate professor. He then moved to Italy at SISSA, Trieste, then to the University of Nantes, France, as a full professor, and finally to Barcelona, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as an ICREA professor. He is now part-time professor at the University Ca’ Foscari, Venezia. He has been visiting professor at the University of Budapest, Hungary, at the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, and at New.
His research interest focusses on “thinking”: thinking is at the roots of the unique cognitive place humans have in the animal kingdom and Luca investigates its early structure, finding ways to describe the potential primitives of the scaffoldings supporting the combinatorial structure of human thought and trying to reveal bits and pieces of the representations underlying our abilities to come to conclusions, to form expectations, or to find what happens next. He also works on how infants and adults find linguistic structure in speech, and how we can pack so much conceptual information inside words.