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PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA FISIOLOGICA

Physiological Psychology
Psicologia Fisiologica

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Cristina Mapelli thursday from 11 to 12 am, after appointment by mail

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 the theoretical and methodological fundamental concepts of cognitive neuroscience, starting from the neurofunctional architecture up to the study of the main cognitive processes, through multiple approaches. The course also aims to provide the basic information needed to understand behavior and the underlying cognitive processes, normal and pathological.

Program

11/10: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience / Behavioral Methods
12/10: Electrophysiological Methods
18/10: The biological rhythms of the brain
19/10: Perception and recognition of objects
25/10: The Language systems (Prof.ssa Vernice)
26/10: Neuroimaging Methods (Prof.ssa Berlingeri)
08/11: Agnosia & Prosopagnosia / Introduction to the Motor Control
09/11: Apraxia
15/11: The attentional systems
16/11: Neglect
22/11: The memory systems (short-term, working and episodic memory)
23/11: The memory systems (amnesia / semantic memory)
29/11: The memory systems (implicit memory / autobiographical memory)
30/11: Prefrontal Functions
06/12: Psychophysiology of Emotions
07/12: Physiological Effects of Psychological Trauma
13/12: Mirror Neurons, Theory of Mind and Consciousness
14/12: Test Simulation

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must show:
1. to have learned the fundaments of the psychophysiological approach and the methods available for studying the relationship between mind and brain
2. to have understood the main cognitive models presented during the course
3. to know how to formulate hypotheses on physiological and pathological cerebral function from behavioral or imaging data

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

Ad hoc documentation / scientific articles provided by the teacher.
The lessons on instrumental methods will be covered by Prof. Manuela Berlingeri.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Theorethical lectures

Attendance

Not mandatory

Course books

Gazzaniga MS, Ivry RB, Mangun GR. "Neuroscienze Cognitive". Ed. Zanichelli (excluding chapters 2, 4 and 5)

Bear MF, Connors BW, Paradiso MA. "Neuroscienze. Esplorando il cervello". Masson (only the chapter on Biological Rythms)

Assessment

The exam consists of two tests:

1) Written multiple choice (30 questions, each question has a value of 1 point).

2) Open written question on one of the subjects of the course.

In order to pass the examination it is necessary to take at least 18 in both tests, the final vote will be given by the average of the marks obtained in the two trials.

The duration of the test will be of two hours.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Theorethical lectures

Attendance

Not mandatory

Course books

Gazzaniga MS, Ivry RB, Mangun GR. "Neuroscienze Cognitive". Ed. Zanichelli (excluding chapters 2, 4 and 5)

Bear MF, Connors BW, Paradiso MA. "Neuroscienze. Esplorando il cervello". Masson (only the chapter on Biological Rythms)

Assessment

The exam consists of two tests:

1) Written multiple choice (30 questions, each question has a value of 1 point).

2) Open written question on one of the subjects of the course.

In order to pass the examination it is necessary to take at least 18 in both tests, the final vote will be given by the average of the marks obtained in the two trials.

The duration of the test will be of two hours.

Notes

none

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