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School of Psychology
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGY
PSP3049828, 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 NEUROLINGUISTICS AND APHASIOLOGY
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 CARLO SEMENZA 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 First 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 09/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic notions of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropsychology and psycholinguistics
Target skills and knowledge: advanced notions on neuropsychology of language and ability to assess aphasic disturbances
Examination methods: oral
Assessment criteria: the student is expected to show deep understanding of the matter and to be able to evaluate a clinical assessment protocol
Course unit contents: The history of aphasia and classic aphasiology. The classic clinical assessment. The classic aphasia syndromes. Primary progressive aphasia. The cognitive approach and the contribution of linguistics: methodological issues.
Disorders of phonology. Supra-segmental and segmental level (phonetic and phonemic); error classification. The production level. The receptive level.
Lexical disorders. Neuropsychologically-based cognitive models of lexical functions.
Morphosyntactic disorders. Agrammatism and Paragrammatism. Lexical access of complex words: Inflection, derivation and compounding.
Semantic disorders. Semantic memory and the peripheral lexicons. Category and modality specific phenomena. Access vs. storage. Semantic dementia.
Disorders of reading and writing. Number processing and numerical abilities in aphasia.
Linguistic disorders in the bilingual brain.
Anatomical localization of language functions. The anatomo-clinical correlation method, Electrophysiological methods and Neuroimaging studies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: lectures, seminars and clinical demonstrations
Additional notes about suggested reading: learning material will be distributed (review articles and clinical protocols)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Denes G., Talking Heads: The Neuroscience of Language. Hove: Psychology Press, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo