Center for Cognitive Science
Francesca Marina Bosco   Francesca Marina Bosco

Degree in Psychology
Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences
Cognitive psychotherapist
Associate Professor

tel: 0039 011 670.3058

Research areas


Selected publications

International journals

Morese R., Rabellino D., Sambataro F., Perussia F., Valentini M. C., Bara B. G., Bosco F.M. (2016).
Group Membership Modulates the Neural Circuitry Underlying Third Party Punishment.
Plos One, 1-14, ISSN: 1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166357

Sacco K., Gabbatore I., Geda E., Duca S., Cauda F, Bara B. G., Bosco F.M. (2016).
Rehabilitation of communicative abilities in patients with a history of TBI: Behavioral improvements and cerebral changes in resting-state activity.
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 1-10, ISSN: 1662-5153, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00048

Bosco F.M., Gabbatore I. (2016).
Theory of mind in recognizing and recovering communicative failures.
Applied Psycholinguistics, 19, 1-32, ISSN: 0142-7164, doi: 10.1017/S0142716416000047

Bosco F. M., G. Ilaria, Gastaldo L., Sacco K. (2016).
Communicative-Pragmatic Treatment in schizophrenia: A pilot study.
Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-12, ISSN: 1664-1078, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00166

Bosco F. M., Gabbatore I., Tirassa M., Testa S. (2016).
Psychometric properties of the theory of mind assessment scale in a sample of adolescents and adults.
Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-12, ISSN: 1664-1078, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00566

Laghi F., Terrinoni A., Cerutti R., Fantini F., Galosi S., Ferrara M., Bosco F.M. (2016).
Theory of mind in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) adolescents.
Consciousness and Cognition, vol. 43, p. 38-47, ISSN: 1053-8100, doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.05.004

Parola, A., Gabbatore, I. , Bosco, F.M., Bara, B.G., Cossa, F.M., Gindri, P., Sacco, K. (2016).
Assessment of pragmatic impairment in right hemisphere damage.
Journal of Neurolinguistics, 39, 10-25.

Capozzi F., Bosco F.M., Tirassa, M. (2016).
Noetic and autonoetic memory in persons with a diagnosis of schizophrenia: An explorative study.
Minerva Psichiatrica, accepted for publication.

Rabellino D., Morese R., Ciaramidaro A., Bara B.G., Bosco F.M. (2016).
Third-party punishment: altruistic and anti-social behaviours in in-group and out-group settings.
Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 1-10, ISSN: 2044-5911, doi: 10.1080/20445911.2016.1138961

Angeleri R., Gabbatore I., Bosco F.M., Sacco K., Colle L. (2016).
Pragmatic abilities in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A study with the ABaCo battery.
Minerva Psichiatrica, 57, 93-103, ISSN: 0391-1772

Gabbatore, I., Angeleri, R., Bosco, F. M., Cossa, F. M., Bara, B. G., Sacco (2014).
Assessment of communicative abilities in aphasic patients.
Minerva Psichiatrica, 55(2), 45-55.

Bosco F.M., Angeleri R., Sacco K. & Bara B. G. (2014).
Explaining pragmatic performance in traumatic brain injury: A process perspective on communicative errors.
International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 1-21, in press, available on line, DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12114

Gabbatore I, Sacco, K., Angeleri, R., Zettin, M, Bara B. G., Bosco, F. M. (2014).
Cognitive pragmatic treatment: A rehabilitative program for traumatic brain injury individuals,
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, in press, DOI: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000087

Bosco F.M., Gabbatore I., Tirassa M. (2014).
A broad assessment of theory of mind in adolescence: The complexity of mindreading.
Consciouness and Cognition, 24, 84-97.

Laghi F., Cotugno, A., Cecere F., Sirolli A., Palazzoni D. & Bosco, F. M. (2014).
An exploratory assessment of theory of mind and psychological impairment in patients with bulimia nervosa.
British Journal of Psychology, 105, 509-523.

Bosco F.M., Capozzi, F., Colle, L. Marostica, P. & Tirassa, M. (2014).
Theory of Mind deficit in subjects with alcohol use disorder: An analysis of mindreading processes.
Alcohol and Alcoholism, 49, 299-307.

Chiavarino C., Bianchino C., Brach-Prever S., Riggi C., Palumbo L, Bara B. G., Bosco F.M. (2013).
Theory of mind deficit in adult patients with congenital heart disease.
Journal of Health Psychology, available online, 10.1177/1359105313510337.

Bosco F.M., Angeleri, R., Colle L., Sacco K., Bara B.G. (2013).
Communicative abilities in children: An assessment through different phenomena and expressive mean.
Journal of Child Language, 40, 741-778. [PDF]

Colle L., Angeleri R., Vallana M., Sacco K., Bara B.G., Bosco F.M. (2013).
Understanding the communicative impairments in schizophrenia: A preliminary study.
Journal of Communication Disorders, 46, 294-308. [PDF]

Bosco F.M., Vallana, M. & Bucciarelli M. (2012).
The inferential chain makes the difference between familiar and novel figurative expressions.
Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 525-540, doi10.1080/20445911.2012.658156. [PDF]

Angeleri, R., Bosco F.M., Gabbatore, I., Bara, B. G., & Sacco, K. (2012).
Assessment battery for communication: Normative data.
Behavior Research Methods, 44, 845-61. doi10.1080/20445911.2012.658156. [PDF]

Bosco F.M., Angeleri R., Zuffranieri, M. Bruno G. Bara, Sacco K. (2012).
Assessment battery for communication: Development of two equivalent forms.
Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 290-303. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2012.03.002. [PDF]

Bosco, F.M., Bono, A., Bara, B. G. (2012).
Recognition and Repair of communicative failures:
The interaction between theory of mind and cognitive complexity in schizophrenic patients.
Journal of Communication Disorders, 145, 181-197. [PDF]

Castellino N., Bosco F.M., Marshall W. L, Marshall L. E., & Veglia F. (2011).
Mindreading abilities in sexual offenders: An analysis of theory of mind processes.
Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 16121624. [PDF]

Bosco F.M., Vallana, M., Bucciarelli, M. (2009).
Comprehension of communicative intentions: The case of figurative language
Journal of Cognitive Science, 10, 245-277. [PDF - 29 MB]

Bosco F.M., Colle L., De Fazio, S., Bono A., Ruberti, S., Tirassa M. (2009).
Th.o.m.a.s.: An exploratory assessment of Theory of Mind in schizophrenic subjects.
Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 306-319. [PDF]

Bosco F.M., Colle L., Tirassa M. (2009).
The complexity of theory of mind.
Consciosness and Cognition, 18, 323-324. [PDF]

Angeleri R., Bosco F.M., Zettin M., Sacco K., Colle L., Bara B.G. (2008).
Communicative impairment in traumatic brain injury: A complete pragmatic assessment.
Brain and Language, 107, 229-245. [PDF]

Bosco F.M., Bucciarelli M. (2008).
Simple and Complex Deceits and Ironies.
Journal of Pragmatics, 40, 583-607. [PDF]

Sacco K., Angeleri R., Bosco F.M., Colle L., Mate D., Bara B.G. (2008).
Assessment Battery for Communication - ABaCo: A new instrument for the evaluation of pragmatic abilities.
Journal of Cognitive Science, 2, 111-157. [PDF]

Tirassa M., Bosco F.M. (2008).
On the nature and role of intersubjectivity in human communication.
Emerging Communication: Studies in New Technologies and Practices in Communication, 10, 81-95

Bosco, F.M., Friedman, O., Lesile A. (2006).
Recognition of pretend and real actions in play by one- and two-year-olds: Early success and why they fail.
Cognitive Development, 21, 3-10. [PDF]

Tirassa M, Bosco F.M., Colle L. (2006).
Sharedness and privateness in human early social life.
Cognitive Systems Research, 7, 128-139. [PDF]

Tirassa M., Bosco F.M., Colle L. (2006).
Rethinking the ontogeny of mindreading.
Consciousness and Cognition, 15, 197-217. [PDF]

Bosco F.M., Bucciarelli M., Bara B. G. (2006).
Recognition and repair of communicative failures: A developmental perspective.
Journal of Pragmatics, 38, 1398-1429. [PDF]

Bosco F.M., Bucciarelli M., Bara B.G. (2004).
The fundamental context categories in understanding communicative intention.
Journal of Pragmatics, 36, 467- 488. [PDF]

Bara B.G., Bosco F.M., Bucciarelli M. (1999).
Developmental pragmatics in normal and abnormal children.
Brain and Language, 68, 507-528.

Publications in book

Bosco F.M., & Angeleri, R. (2012).
Communicative impairment after traumatic brain injury: Evidence and pathways to recovery.
In A. Agrawal (Ed.), Brain Injury Book 2 (pp. 153-160). Rijeka, KR: InTech Open Access Publisher. ISBN 979-953-307-025-3.

Bosco F.M., Tirassa M. (2010).
Communication, failure.
In: The Pragmatics Encyclopedia, 1st edition, (pp. 63-65), Louise Cummings (Ed.), London/New York: Routledge.

Bosco F.M., Angeleri, R. (2010).
In: The Pragmatics Encyclopedia, 1st edition (pp.59-61), Louise Cummings (Ed.), London/New York: Routledge.

Bosco F.M. (2010).
Rehabilitation, communication.
In: The Pragmatics Encyclopedia, 1st edition (pp. 391-393), Louise Cummings (Ed.), London/New York: Routledge.

Bosco F.M. (2006).
Cognitive Pragmatics.
In: Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Ed, (pp. 546 - 552), Keith Brown (Ed.). Elsevier.

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