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PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA FISIOLOGICA

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Cristina Claudia Rosazza by appointment via e-mail
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Psychology - Sciences and Techniques (L-24)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to introduce Cognitive Neuroscience by providing the neurophysiological basis of normal and pathological cognitive processes. The different methods used by neuroscience to study the brain and behavior will also be illustrated.

Program

Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, short history, overview of the nervous system and focus on the brain

Behavioral methods

Electrophysiological methods

Neuroimaging Methods

Vision and perception

Recognition of objects and faces, agnosia and prosopoagnosia

Motor control and apraxia

Language and aphasia

Reading and writing

Memory systems

Brain plasticity and aging

Cognitive control, decisions and frontal lobes

Attention and neglect

Psychophysiology of emotions

Sleep

Consciousness

Simulation

+ 1 seminar

Bridging Courses

It is necessary to have taken the exam of Fondamenti anatomo fisiologici dell’attività psichica

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The students are expected to know: 

- the cognitive functions and their neuro-physiological bases

- the Neuroscience methods used to study the brain

- how to evaluate normal and pathological behavior in the main cognitive and neuro-functional models presented during the course

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material (e.g. slides, handouts, bibliography) and communications can be found on the Moodle platform ›blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lectures

Attendance

Attendance is optional but is highly recommended

Course books

1. Gazzaniga, Ivry & Mangun (Eds). (2021). Neuroscienze Cognitive (third edition). Zanichelli. (Except chapters 4, 11 and 13; chapter 14 up to p. 643.

2. Bear, Connors & Paradiso. Esplorando il Cervello (quarta edizione). Edra. (Chapters 19, 20; Chapter 15 pag. 563-570; references to chapters 24 e 25).

Assessment

Written test with 15 multiple choice questions + 4 open questions. Duration 60 minute

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Non-attending students must refer exclusively to the books listed in the course books section. Non-attending students will have the same requirements as attending students.

Attendance

Attendance is optional.

Course books

Non-attending students must refer exclusively to the books and chapters listed in the course books section.

Assessment

There are no differences with respect to the requirements for attending students.

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