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School of Psychology
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
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PRINCIPLES OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUES (C.I.)
PSP4068097, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
PS1932, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Course unit English denomination PRINCIPLES OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUES (C.I.)
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

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Modules of the integrated course unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
PSP4068098 NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUES (MOD. B) ANTONINO VALLESI
PSP4068099 PRINCIPLES OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (MOD. A) --

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Teaching method frontal

Calendar
Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
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Syllabus
Prerequisites: Being this an introductory course, there is no particular prerequisite, even if it is advisable to have basic notions of neuroanatomy and physiology of the nervous system, and some basic principles of physics and biology.
Target skills and knowledge: How does our brain generate our mental processes and which methods offer us the possibility to study these issues? This course will introduce the principles, evidence-based theories, and some methods of study in cognitive neuroscience. Representative topics include perceptual, cognitive, emotional and motor processes, neuroimaging and neuromodulatory techniques (e.g., functional MRI, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).
Examination methods: The exam for the Neuroimaging module will consist of multiple choice questions on the themes covered during the lessons, in the suggested handbooks and in the handouts. There will be 31 questions covering the different topics with 3 options each and the time to complete the exam will be 35 minutes.
The exam of the Principles module will consist in multiple choice questions with a procedure similar to that for the Neuroimaging module (although not exactly the same) and/or an essay on hot topics in Cognitive Neuroscience. More details will be provided by the professors at the beginnning of the course.
Assessment criteria: Students will have to demonstrate that they have understood the main contents of the integrated course. The active participation to the frontal classes and laboratory activities will also be taken into appropriate consideration.
The marking scale, like for all the other courses in the Italian University System, will consist in thirties. A sufficient preparation will correspond to a score of 18/30, while the full preparation will correspond to 30/30 cum laude. Please note that the final score will be given by the average of the scores obtained in the A and B modules.

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  • Interactive lecturing
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Matlab

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