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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032132, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY OF SENSORY PROCESSES
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge CLARA CASCO M-PSI/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 03/10/2016
End of activities 13/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 CASCO CLARA (Presidente)
BATTAGLINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
BRESSAN PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 CASCO CLARA (Presidente)
BATTAGLINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
BRESSAN PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)
RONCATO SERGIO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 CASCO CLARA (Presidente)
BATTAGLINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
BRESSAN PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)
RONCATO SERGIO (Membro Effettivo)
4 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 CASCO CLARA (Presidente)
BATTAGLINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
RONCATO SERGIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: 1. Learn functional consequences of central sensory system pathology.
2. Utilize the principles of perceptual learning and neural plasticity in their approach to treatment.
3. Learn the relationship between assessment and treatment in clinical reasoning.
4. Learn to appreciate the importance of appropriate outcome measures to support evidence based practice.
Examination methods: written, open question and exercices
Assessment criteria: the evaluation aims at testing comparatively whether the student has acquired theory and methods
Course unit contents: An introductory part of the course consists in the presentation of the main psychophysical methods and the Theory of Signal Detection. Then students will then learn the anatomy and physiology of the neural mechanisms, both cortical and subcortical, underlying spatial and color vision, binocular vision vision of movement and visual attention. In the third part of the course the functional aspects of auditory mechanisms will be presented:i.e. coding of frequency and amplitued. Finally, a brief presentation of main mechanisms of encoding others sensory informations will be given.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of frontal lessons jointed to lab classes .
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Casco C., Processi SEnsoriali. Milano: Guerrini Editore, 2014.