Recognise Permanent Seminars (RPS)

The RECOGNISE project features a permanent seminar series convened by Miha Hafner (Ljubljana), Michele Ubertone (Bologna) and Antonia Waltermann (Maastricht) with a view to the exchange of ideas and theories relating to legal reasoning and cognitive science. Meetings take place online and are open to project members as well as interested external parties.

Intensive Study Program (ISP)

The first Recognise Intensive Study Program took place in
Ljubljana, from the 31st of January to the 4th of February 2022.

The second Recognise Intensive Study Program will take place in Palermo, from the 27th of June to the 1st of July 2022.

  • Prof. Marco Brigaglia (, Course in Legal Reasoning and Cognitive Science (6 ects), University of Palermo, Department of Law, A.A. 2021/22, Second Semester (March-May 2022). For further information click here.
  • Prof. Corrado Roversi (, Course in Diritto e scienze cognitive, University of Bologna, Department of Law, A.A. 2021/22, Second Semester (February-May 2022). For further information click here.

Current and Upcoming Events

Past Events

Recognise Platform Launch

An event celebrating the cognitive sciences where experts are brought together to showcase their research and to share ideas.


Niek Strohmaier, Assistant Professor at Leiden University, will lead a discussion on (one of) his research findings relating to 'The risk of noise in using open norms: the case of bankruptcy trustees' duties in insolvency proceedings.'


Guest presenter Noam Gur, from Queen Mary University of London, will lead a discussion on Legal Normativity between Reasons, Reasoning, Cognition and Motivations.


Guest presenter Damiano Canale, from Bocconi University, will discuss the topic of Naturalized Legal Inferentialism: Problems and Constraints.


Guest presenter Robert Horselenberg, Associate Professor in Legal Psychology from the Faculty of Law, Maastricht, will discuss the topic of 'Tunnelling in the police investigation - Recognition of an ongoing process.'

RPS: Arianna Rossi

Online privacy decisions, manipulation and dark patterns

Course: Diritto e scienze cognitive

Prof. Corrado Roversi

Course: Legal Reasoning and Cognitive Science

Prof. Marco Brigaglia

RPS: Jaap Hage

RECOGNISE Integrated. An attempt to make the internal coherence of the RECOGNISE project explicit

RPS: Bartosz Brożek

Comments on Hage

RPS: Manuel Atienza

Legal Reasoning, Cognitive Science and Reductionism. A Proposal to Avoid Reductionism in the RECOGNISE Project

Jaap Hage

Comments on Atienza

RPS: Luisa Lugi, Stefania d’Ascenzo, Caterina Villani, Corrado Roversi, Michele Ubertone

Grounding Institutional Concepts: An Experimental Study

RPS: Adriano Zambon

Legal Concepts and Cognitive Naturalization

RPS: Bartosz Brożek

Ecological Rationality in the Law

RPS: Jaap Hage

Constructivist facts

RPS: Anna Borghi

Concepts for which we need others more: the case of abstract concepts


Joint RECOGNISE / LACS Seminar: On the Psychology of Normativity: the Normative Control Hypothesis

Prof. Marco Brigaglia