Research laboratories

APsyM Lab
NPSY-Lab.VR, Neuropsychology laboratory
ABOUT US Lab-NPSY.Vr is the Neuropsychology Laboratory of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of Verona University (director: Valentina Moro). In addition to the headquarter, located in the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology in Verona’s University, there are two territorial bases at the Department of Rehabilitation in Sacro Cuore Hospital in Negrar (VR) and at the Alzheimer and Cognitive Disorders Center – DAI of the Integrated University Hospital organization. The research activity in the laboratory mainly concerns the study of patients affected by neurological damage or mental deterioration and involves local and international collaboration Main areas of research: - Neural bases of body and action representation in healthy individuals and in patients with focal brain damage - Body representation in spinal cord injured subjects - Visual perception and imaging disorders in brain injury - The unilateral neglect syndrome - Dementia and mental deterioration - Awareness of disability and anosognosia for hemiplegia - Neuropsychological assessment and cognitive training after brain damage and in mental deterioration - Biological mechanisms of neural plasticity in rehabilitation processes Lab-NPSY.Vr also participates in neuropsychological assessments and the planning of rehabilitative training, using an interdisciplinary approach. Collaboration with other medical and non-medical professionals (from the fields of neurology, geriatry , rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, pedagogy, anthropology, psychomotricity) is an important feature of the laboratory The Laboratory staff are also involved in educational university activities and training courses.
QR.lab - Qualitative Research Laboratory
Il Qualitative Research Laboratory (QR.lab) ha come mission la progettazione e la realizzazione di ricerche qualitative. I metodi adottati sono i seguenti: * Phenomenological-Eidetic Method; * Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Method; * Grounded Theory; * Narrative Inquiry. I campi di lavoro privilegiati sono i seguenti: educativo (ricerche nelle scuole), formativo (teacher education) e sanitario (nursing education) The mission of the Qualitative Research Laboratory (QR.lab) is the design and the realization of qualitative researches using the following methods: * Phenomenological-Eidetic Method; * Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Method; * Grounded Theory; * Narrative Inquiry. The researches concern: educative field (researches in schools), teacher education and nursing education.
SLD-Lab, Laboratory of Research on Social & Language Development
SLD-Lab, Laboratory of Research on Social & Language Development The SLD-Lab, Laboratory of Research on Social & Language Development, brings together research interests and expertise in studying early social interactions and communication and language development. Main research areas 1- Infant Research. The research investigates the first processes of infant mental development by focusing on the dynamic of parent-infant communication in the very first months of life. The analysis is aimed mainly to shed light on factors underlying individual differences in developmental trajectories. Cross-cultural studies and studies with at-risk populations (very preterm infants) are included. 2- Language acquisition and development. The research investigates the interaction and role of perceptual-motor, cognitive and social factors in child communication and language acquisition and development. The analysis is aimed mainly to shed light on factors underlying individual differences in acquisition of communicative and linguistic skills. In addition to basic research with typical population, clinical and applied research with atypical (DLD, CIs) and at-risk (low-income, immigrant) populations is included in this area. Our studies include the use of observational methods to analyse parent-infant/child and peer-child interactions in naturalistic and structured contexts, experimental procedures, and standardized assessment tools. Findings from our studies have implications for educational and clinical practice. Findings can inform early intervention programs with families and nursery/preschool teachers of children with developmental vulnerabilities. Intervention programs are implemented through collaboration with local educational and health services. International collaborations The SLD-Lab maintains a network of international collaborations with: - Communication Sciences Lab, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York - Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Ohio State University, Columbus - Istitute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado, Boulder - Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK - Hogeschool and University of Ghent, BE Training activities The SLD-Lab provides training activities and possibility to participate in research activities, both on the field and in the laboratory, for graduate students, trainees in Psychology and PhD students. The SLD-Lab team is also involved in training activities for educators in nursery schools and preschool teachers.
Laboratorio di ricerca partecipata Saperi situati
Il LABORATORIO DI RICERCA PARTECIPATA SAPERI SITUATI riunisce ricercatrici e professioniste che da più di dieci anni svolgono ricerche partecipate e azioni formative rivolte ai professionisti dell’area educativa e della cura.
Laboratorio TiLT - Territori in Libera Transizione
Gruppo interuniversitario sulle nuove pratiche di cittadinanza.


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