Psychobiology and neuropsychology (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S01021
Name of lecturer
Valentina Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. I B dal Nov 17, 2008 al Jan 18, 2009.

Lesson timetable

Sem. I B
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Thursday 9:20 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide a basis for the study of the biological networks underlying human behaviour, learning processes and educational activities. In addition, the most important areas of modern research will be discussed.

Syllabus

Psychobiology: an introduction
The biological basis of behaviour: from neuron to neuronal networks
The biological basis of perception
Cerebral plasticity
Attention, memory, language and excecutive functions
The organization of action
The emotions and behaviour control

Texts:
Gazzaniga e al Neuroscienze cognitive, Zanichelli 2005 (esclusi capitoli 1, 4, 10, 14, 16)

Il candidato sarà invitato a commentare la lettura di uno tra questi testi:

–Aglioti SM, Fabbro F Neuropsicologia del linguaggio, Il Mulino, 2006
–Grossi D, Trojano L Neuropsicologia dei lobi frontali, Il Mulino, 2005
–Rizzolatti G, Sinigaglia C, So quel che fai, R. Cortina Ed, 2006

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.