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PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA FISIOLOGICA

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Cristina Mapelli On wednesday, from 11 to 12 a.m., previous e-mail contact
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 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

09/10: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience / Behavioral Methods
10/10: Electrophysiological Methods and the biological rhythms of the brain
16/10: Neuroimaging Methods (Prof.ssa Berlingeri)
23/10: Perception, agnosia and prosopoagnosia
24/10: Motor control and apraxia
30/10: The language systems (dott.ssa Carioti)
06/11: The attentional systems and neglect
07/11: The memory systems (short-term, working and episodic memory)
13/11: The memory systems (amnesia / semantic memory)
20/11: The memory systems (implicit memory / autobiographical memory)
21/11: Psychophysiology of Emotions
28/11: The study of empathy (dott. Di Palma)
04/12: Physiological Effects of Psychological Trauma
05/12: Prefrontal functions
11/12: Mirror Neurons and Theory of Mind
12/12: Consciousness and Test Simulation

Bridging Courses

Anatomic physiological fundaments of psychic activitites

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.
 


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

None

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.

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