Body and Disability – Laboratory (2019/2020)

Course code
4S003707
Name of lecturers
Valentina Moro, Michele Scandola
Coordinator
Valentina Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2A dal Feb 17, 2020 al Mar 28, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Students attending the Laboratory of Body and Disability will acquire the knowledge and skills to approach disability from a new point of view. In particular, the course will focus on bodily aspects, which can influence persons and disability.
The expected outcomes are:
KNOWLEDGES
- Know the Embodied Cognition Theory, namely the strict relationship between cognitive proceses and body.
- Know the main cognitive and bodily aspects of disabilities.
- Virtual reality and body interaction
ABILITIES
- Apply the Embodied Cognition Theory in several contexts.
- Apply body exercises to develop or maintain cognitive functions.

Syllabus


The activities will include frontal lessons, group works, motor and virtual reality experiences, in order to develop a knowledge and an experiential corpus.
The main topics will be:
- Embodied Cognition Theory
- Body and Autism
- Body and Spinal cord injuries
- Body and dementia
- Virtual reality as a tool for the body and disability

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Moro Scandola Dispense e materiale fornito durante il laboratorio  

Assessment methods and criteria

The course will be evaluated by means of the products of group activities