NEW CONCEPTS IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

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

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MARCO ZORZI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Introductory knowledge about cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience methods.
Examination methods: Type of examination: Written
Written examination: Open questions + paper assignment

Paper assignment
Each student will be required to write a 3-page essay (about 1000 words) that reviews and discusses some assigned scientific articles. The paper must be hand over on the day of the written exam. The grade given to the paper will weight for 1/3 of the final score.
Course unit contents: An integrated approach to cognition aims at bridging the gap between various levels of analysis (from neurons to behaviour) and exploits recent advances in the development of formal models. Numerical cognition is used as a case study to show how human cognition is shaped by evolution, learning, and culture.

Topics: animal cognition; cognitive development; neural bases of cognition; cultural effects on cognition; embodied cognition; computational modeling of cognition.