The Basics of Neuroscience (2018/2019)

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. 1A dal Sep 24, 2018 al Nov 10, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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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 embodied cognition theories and their contribution to philosophy. The students will learn the abilities necessary to the update of their knwoledge

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
The embodied cognition theories

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Zipoli Caiani Silvano Corporeità e cognizione (Edizione 1) Le Mounnier 2016 978-88-00-74787-5
Matelli Umiltà Il cervello Il mulino 2007 978-88-15-11943-8
Moro V. Filippi B La plasticità cerebrale SEID 2010 978-88-89473-12-2
Gazzaniga, Ivry, Mangun Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with open questions regarding the different parts of the course. Some questions about the bases of nervous system, perception and cognition will be asked in order to evaluate the general knowledge of the students. Regarding the application of knwoledge to philosophy, there will be some questions regarding the embodied cognition theories.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018