COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF ACTION

Second cycle degree in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: UMBERTO CASTIELLO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge concerned with basic principles of biology, physics and mathematics is requested.
Examination methods: The exam consists of a set of multiple-choice questions.
Course unit contents: • A brief history of motor neuroscience.
• Cellular and molecular basis of motor control.
• Structural and functional anatomy of motor control.
• Methods in motor neuroscience: the contribution of kinematical and neuroimaging techniques to the study of motor functions .
• Basic principles of social actions.
• Comparative motor neuroscience: examples from social interactions tool use and other motor abilities.