Foundations of cognitive neuroscience

Sara Mondini 
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology 

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the topic of Cognitive neurosciences. An initial definition of the field will be followed by a journey in the domain of Neuropsychology, defined as the study of the effects of brain lesions on human mental processes and behavior. Digital tests for assessment.

- Brief introduction to Cognitive neurosciences

- Methods and techniques in Cognitive neurosciences

- Branches and fields of Cognitive neurosciences

- Definition of Neuropsychology

- Branches of Neuropsychology

- Analyses of single cases
- Assessment with Digital tests
- Development of a neuropsychological digital test

Course requirements

Introductory reading
Purves, D., Augustine, G.J., Fitzpatrick, D., Hall, W.C., LaMantia, A.-S., White, L.E. (2011). Neuroscience (5th ed). Sunderland, USA: Sinauer

Examination modality
Students in small groups have to develop one or more digital tests  for cognitive assessment. Their projects will be orally presented in class for 10 minutes each project. Then a series of questions from the students in the class will complete the whole evaluation.

Course material, enrollment and last minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

2 Dec 2019, 14:00-18:00
9 Dec 2019, 14:00-18:00
12 Dec 2019, 14:00-16:00

Meeting room DPG1, via Venezia 8

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