Psychobiology and disability (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000871
Name of lecturers
Michele Scandola, Valentina Moro
Coordinator
Michele Scandola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 2B dal Apr 14, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding 1. Neuroscientific knowledge of the biological mechanisms underlying human behaviour and learning in the various stages of live. 2. Knowledge of the impact that some disabilities can have on cognitive and affective behaviour. Applying knowledge and understanding 1. Ability to design psycho-educational interventions taking into account particularities and limits due to various different forms of disability. 2. Ability to interact with other professional figures who are involved in interventions with individuals suffering from disability.

Syllabus

the course will cover the following topics:

1. general foundations of the nervous system: from the neuron to the neural networks
2. basic central nervous system anatomy
3. psychobiology of attention and attentional disorders
4. psychobiology of memory and the various form of amnesia
5. psychobiology of language: doing and undoing of languange
6. psychobiology of executive functions and disability caused by lesions or disfunctions of frontal lobes