The Basics of Neuroscience (2015/2016)

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 9, 2015 al Jan 17, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Lorenzi  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Lorenzi  

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

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016