Psychobiology (2011/2012)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00766
Name of lecturer
Valentina Moro
Coordinator
Valentina Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1A dal Oct 3, 2011 al Nov 13, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about the biological networks underlying human behaviour, learning processes and educational activities. Furthermore, the most important areas of the modern neuropsychological research will be discussed.

Syllabus

a) Introduction to Psychobiology
b) The biological basis of behaviour: from neurons to neuronal networks
c) The biological basis of perception
d) Cerebral plasticity
e) Attention, memory, language and executive functions
f) The organization of the action
g) The emotions and behaviour's control


One of these texts (for the issues of the course)
-Gazzaniga et al., "Neuroscienze cognitive", Zanichelli.
- Purves D., …, "Neuroscienze cognitive", Zanichelli. Da NON confondersi con Purves,.."Neuroscienze", Zanichelli.


and the text:
Moro V, Filippi B, "La plasticità cerebrale. Alle radici del cambiamento", SEID, 2010.

Assessment methods and criteria

written open questions