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School of Psychology
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF ACTION
PSO2044182, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1932, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF ACTION
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge UMBERTO CASTIELLO M-PSI/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge concerned with basic principles of biology, physics and mathematics is requested.
Target skills and knowledge: The first part of this course will provide the student with the basic principles underlying the neural organization of movement together with a full understanding of how such principles are modulated by cognitive processes, cross-modal interactions and social contexts. The second part of the course will provide the student with basic principles of neurology concerned with motor nervous system disorders.
Examination methods: The exam consists of a set of multiple-choice questions.
Assessment criteria: The exact evaluation criteria for course assignments, participation, and projects based on the content, course design, and learning outcomes will be determined and communicated to students.
According to the academic calendar students will be asked to fill an online course/lecturer evaluation form.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures will provide the theoretical underpinnings of the treated issues. Furthermore a direct laboratory experience dealing with various paradigms and phenomena related to motor control is foreseen.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Electronic material discussed during each lecture. Scientific papers referring to the treated material.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)