Cerebral plasticity and learning (2009/2010)

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Course code
4S000001
Name of lecturer
Valentina Moro
Coordinator
Valentina Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 16, 2009 al Jan 17, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to extend knowledge of the connetions between learning and the structure of the brain. The subject of cerebral plasticity, resulting from the interaction between biological identity and the environment, will be explored.
Students will learn to understand how this interaction occurs in normal learning conditions, in pathological cases and during the recovery process after brain damage.
In addition, they will discover how recent studies in the field of neuroscience are increasingly integrated with psychological, pedagogical and anthropological knowledge.

Syllabus

Course topics:
• Cerebral plasticity from evolutionary, neuroscientific and educational standpoints
• Experimental evidence of human cerebral plasticity
• Education and rehabilitation based on experimental data
• How can neuroscience assist in education and rehabilitation?

Bibliography:
Moro V., Filippi B “La plasticità cerebrale: alle radici del cambiamento” SEID, Firenze 2009.
Further texts will be provided by the lecturer during the course for team work and intercisciplinary studies

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.