LABORATORY IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Second cycle degree in NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: GIOVANNI GALFANO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic notions in cognitive psychology and methodology. Basic English
Examination methods: The exam consists of 20 written multiple choice questions. In order to participate in the final exam, it is MANDATORY to book using UNIWEB.
Course unit contents: We will start with methodological issues related to experimental psychology and work our way up from lower-level perceptual aspects of cognition, such as vision and object recognition, and then on to higher-level cognitive abilities. The phenomena that will be illustrated and discussed will concern, among others, visual illusions, the pop-out effect, the Simon effect, the Stroop effect, orienting of attention. Considerable effort will be made to keep theory and lab practice parallel. Basic methodological aspects underlying the different experimental paradigms will also be given strong emphasis.