The Basics of Neuroscience (2016/2017)

Course code
4S003329
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. IB dal Nov 14, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6 from Nov 21, 2016  to Nov 21, 2016
Monday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  
Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  
Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B from Nov 24, 2016  to Nov 24, 2016

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about the biological networks underlying human behaviour and learning processes. Furthermore, the various mechanisms of plasticity correlated with the daily life experiences and environmental factors will be discussed. A specific part of the course will be dedicated to the neuroscientific studies on awareness and consciousness.

Syllabus

Introduction to Psychobiology
The biological basis of behaviour: from neurons to neuronal networks
The biological basis of perception
The brain that changes: the Cerebral plasticity
Awareness and consciousness

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Moro V. Filippi B La plasticità cerebrale SEID 2010 978-88-89473-12-2
Gazzaniga, Ivry, Mangun Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015
Purves D, et al. Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015
TONONI G Phi: un viaggio dal cervello all'anima CODICE 2014 9788875783822

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017