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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP3049120, A.A. 2017/18

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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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 PATRIZIA BISIACCHI M-PSI/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 BISIACCHI PATRIZIA (Presidente)
CONA GIORGIA (Membro Effettivo)
MENTO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
SARLO MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic models and mechanisms of cognitive processing
Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology of CNS
Target skills and knowledge: Competences on neural basis of cognitive functions in the life-span
Intervantion techniques for abilitation, rehabilitation and ptentiation.
Few concepts about neuro-ergonomy
Examination methods: Written multiple choices
Assessment criteria: The cut-off is 50% of correct answer in the written examination
Course unit contents: Recently neurospycholy has been considered as one of the basic disciplines in the study of the relations between mind and brain.
Furthermore, in the last years neuropsychology has extended its field of research to affective and emotional brain circuits.
The course intends to offer a pattern of relations between brain and behaviour by the most recent and important innovations.
The course will consist of the following topics:
- Short hystory of neuropsychology
- Methods
- Functional hemispheric specialisation in the life span
- Neuropsychology of executive functions
- Cognitive and neural changing in aging
- Neuroergonomy
- Cognitive effects and expertise of different jobs
- Sport neuropsychology
- Adaptive automation
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Practical activities in laboratories and seminar with experts are programmed
Additional notes about suggested reading: for foreign students: it is possible to give the exam in English with english bibligraphy. Please contact the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bisiacchi P Vallesi A, Il cervello al lavoro: nuove prospettive in neuropsicologia. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo