Mateusz Hohol is an associate professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He serves as Principal Investigator of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Lab and as head of the Copernicus Center Lab at the Priority Research Area “FutureSoc” under the Excellence Initiative— Research University at the Jagiellonian University. He works on the interdisciplinary study of mind/cognition, focusing on the question “where mathematics comes from,” especially how our minds acquire, process, and create numerical and geometric structures. He is further interested in conceptual and methodological issues in cognitive (neuro)science.
He holds a Dr. habil. in psychology and a Ph.D. in philosophy, with a dissertation on the structure of nuerocognitive theories. He was then an assistant professor at the Section of Cognitive Science of the IPS PAN (Warsaw) working with Marcin Miłkowski. He is member of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society (MCLS), Commission for Philosophy of Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Polish Society for Cognitive Science. He is strongly involved in the popularization of science with approximately 80 popular-science articles published on leading Polish outlets.