Principles of Neurosciences (2019/2020)

Course code
4S007352
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 23, 2019 al Oct 31, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to give an introductive knowledge on the biological mechanisms underlying human behaviour and learning. Specifically, the processes of building and transformation of neural networks and their relations with environment and experience will be discussed. In addition, during the course a specific focus will regard the contribution of neurosciences to philosophical studies in particular about the embodied cognition theories. At the end of the course, students will have developed the skills which are necessary for the individual updating of knowledge regarding cognitive neurosciences.

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
Moro V. Filippi B La plasticità cerebrale SEID 2010 978-88-89473-12-2
Berti Garbarini L'uomo con tre mani Storie di corpi e identità Il mulino 2019
FitzGerald Neuroanatomia con riferimenti funzionali e clinici Edra 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

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Written exam with 4 open questions