I am assistant professor at the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and postdoctoral researcher at the Section of Cognitive Science at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. My research interests focus mainly on cognitive science/psychology of mathematics (numerical and geometric cognition) as well as on methodological issues of cognitive (neuro)science. Currently, I am PI of the research grant „Mechanisms of geometric cognition” funded by the National Science Centre, Poland. My CV is available here [LINK]

current research grants

scholarships and awards

Mechanisms of Geometric Cognition (National Science Centre, Poland; PI, 2016-2019) [LINK]

Cognitive Science in Search of Unity Research Project  (National Science Centre, Poland; co-investigator, 2015-2020) [LINK]

The START Scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (2018)

The Scholarship of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education for Outstanding Young Scholars (2013-2016)

Ph.D. and Post-Doc fellowships funded by the John Templeton Foundation (2013-2014)

Scientific Prize of „POLITYKA”, one of the most read Polish weeklies (2013)

current activities


I am preparing a book entitled The Foundations of Geometric Cognition under the contract with Routledge

Guest co-editor (with Marcin Miłkowski) of the forthcoming Synthese Special Issue „Explanation in cognitive science: Unification vs pluralism”

Guest co-editor (with Marcin Miłkowski & Przemysław Nowakowski) of the forthcoming Theory & Psychology Special Issue „Mechanisms in psychology: The road towards unity?”

I teach Cognitive Science at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, SWPS University in Warsaw, as well as at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw.

My past teaching experience includes the following academic courses (for BS/BA, MS/MA, post-diploma as well as Ph.D. students): Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Social Cognition, Embodied Mind, Mathematical Cognition, Mind and Evolutionary Sciences, Neuroscience and Self, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Introduction to Logic, Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Linguistics.

Materials for students are available here [LINK]


Brożek, B., Heller, M., & Hohol, M. (Eds.) (2016). The Concept of Explanation. Kraków: Copernicus Center Press [LINK].

Brożek, B., & Hohol, M. (2014). Umysł matematyczny (The Mathematical Mind). Kraków: Copernicus Center Press (in Polish) [LINKsample chapter].

Stelmach, J., Brożek, B., & Hohol, M. (Eds.) (2013). The Many Faces of Normativity. Kraków: Copernicus Center Press [LINK].

Hohol, M. (2013). Wyjaśnić umysł. Struktura teorii neurokognitywnych (Explaining the Mind: The Structure of Neurocognitive Theories). Kraków: Copernicus Center Press (in Polish) [LINKsample chapter].

selected peer-reviewed articles & contributed chapters

Hohol, M., Miłkowski, M. (2019). Cognitive artifacts for geometric reasoning. Foundations of Science. Accepted, forthcoming [PDF_draft]

Miłkowski, M., Hensel, W.M., Hohol, M. (2018). Replicability or reproducibility? On the replication crisis in computational neuroscience and sharing only relevant detail. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. 45(3)163–172. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10827-018-0702-z [LINK] [PDF]

Hohol, M., Wołoszyn, K., Nuerk, H.-C., Cipora, K. (2018). A large-scale survey on finger counting routines, their temporal stability and flexibility in educated adults. PeerJ 6(e5878). https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5878 [LINK] [PDF]

Miłkowski, M., Clowes, R.W., Rucińska, Z., Przegalińska, A., Zawidzki, T., Gies, A., Krueger, J., McGann, M., Afeltowicz, Ł., Wachowski, W.M., Stjernberg, F., Loughlin, V., Hohol, M. (2018). From wide cognition to mechanisms: A silent revolution. Frontiers in Psychology9(2393) https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02393 [LINK] [PDF]

Hohol, M., Baran, B., Krzyżowski, M., Francikowski, J. (2017). Does spatial navigation have a blind-spot? Visiocentrism is not enough to explain the navigational behavior comprehensively. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience11(154). https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00154 [LINK] [PDF]

Wołoszyn, K., Hohol, M. (2017). Commentary: The poverty of embodied cognition. Frontiers in Psychology8(845). http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00845 [LINK] [PDF]

Hohol, M., Cipora, K., Willmes, K., Nuerk, H.-C. (2017). Bringing back the balance: Domain-general processes are also important in numerical cognition. Frontiers in Psychology8(499). http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00499 [LINK] [PDF]

Cipora, K., Hohol, M., Nuerk, H.-C., Willmes, K., Brożek, B., Kucharzyk, B., Nęcka, E. (2016) Professional mathematicians differ from controls in their spatial-numerical associations, Psychological Research80, 710–726. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-015-0677-6 [LINK] [PDF]

Kwiatek, Ł., Hohol, M. (2016). Embodiment, simulation and the meaning of language. In J. Stelmach, B. Brożek, Ł. Kwiatek (Eds), The normative mind (111–133). Kraków: Copernicus Center Press [PDF]

Hohol, M., Furman, M. (2016). On explanation in neuroscience: The mechanistic framework. In M. Heller, B. Brożek, M. Hohol (Eds), The concept of explanation (207-235). Kraków: Copernicus Center Press [PDF]

Brożek, B., Hohol, M. (2015). Language as a tool: An insight from cognitive science. Studia Humana4(2), 16–25. http://doi.org/10.1515/sh-2015-0013 [PDF] [LINK]

Hohol, M., Urbańczyk, P. (2014). Some remarks on embodied-embedded social cognition. In J. Dębiec, M. Heller, B. Brożek, J. LeDoux (Eds), Emotional brain revisited (279-302). Kraków: Copernicus Center Press [PDF]

Hohol, M. (2013). The normativity of mathematics: A neurocognitive approach. In J. Stelmach, B. Brożek, M. Hohol (Eds), The many faces of normativity (191-222). Kraków: Kraków [PDF]

selected conference posters

34. European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, 24-29.01.2016: Temporal stability and situational influences on finger counting procedures – insights from large-scale survey [LINK]

19th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Paphos, Cyprus, 17–20.09.2015: Do professional mathematicians differ from controls in elementary numerical processing: insights from magnitude classification task [LINK]

33. European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy, 25-30.01.2015: Elementary numerical processing in professional mathematicians – insights from numerical distance and unit decade compatibility effects[LINK]

Educational Neuroscience of Mathematics, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Tübingen, 3-4.09.2014: Do professional mathematicians differ from controls in their number-space associations? Evidence from the SNARC effect [LINK]



Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Jagiellonian University
Szczepańska St. 1/5, 31-011 Cracow, Poland
e-mail: mateusz.hohol<at>uj.edu.pl

Section of Cognitive Science, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology
Polish Academy of Sciences
Nowy Świat St. 72, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland
e-mail: mhohol<at>ifispan.waw.pl


personal e-mail: mateusz<at>hohol.pl