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School of Psychology
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
PSO2044206, 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 DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FRANCESCA SIMION M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 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

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The students are required to know Developmental and General Psychology as well as Cognitive Neuroscience.
Target skills and knowledge: How genetic and environemental factors interact during the course of development to shape the brain, mind and behaviour and the origin of brain specialization will be the main topic of the lessons. By investigating both typical and atypical development the course will review how developmental cognitive neuroscience research can inform a variety of practical applications such as earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of developmental disorders.
Examination methods: Written examination with open questions.

If the number of students is limited the examination might be oral.
Assessment criteria: The students will be evaluated on their oral presentations of specific papers.

This evaluation will integrate the written exam.
Course unit contents: The first part of the course will be devoted to a theoretical introduction to the main topics of developmental cognitive neuroscience and the second part will be devoted to Practical seminars and to practical labs. More specifically the students will have the opportunity to attend at the Eye tracker Lab and at the Evoked Potential Lab.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Some practical methodological seminar will integrate the theoretical lessons.
The students are required to attend at practical laboratories during which the main tecniques to collect data will be presented.
Additional notes about suggested reading: During the course the students have to read specific papers and to prepare oral presentations.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Johnson, De Haan, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. UK: Oxford University Press, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo