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School of Psychology
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
FUNCTIONAL NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY TECHNIQUE
PSP9086048, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
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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Number of ECTS credits allocated 2.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination FUNCTIONAL NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY TECHNIQUE
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SILVIA ELENA BENAVIDES VARELA M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 2.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 2.0 14 36.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 BENAVIDES VARELA SILVIA ELENA (Presidente)
BRIGADOI SABRINA (Membro Effettivo)
DI GIORGIO ELISA (Membro Effettivo)
VALLESI ANTONINO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The notions provided by the following courses: General Psychology, Psychobiology; and Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Techniques constitute a valuable support to the understanding of the laboratory contents.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the laboratory is to offer an overview of the fNIRS technique and to contribute at developing basic skills necessary for its use.
Examination methods: Written and/or oral assessments as well as practical assessments on the skills acquired during the laboratory.
Assessment criteria: The student must demonstrate that he/she has acquired adequate knowledge on the use of fNIRS in theory and in practice. The ability to critically evaluate and design studies implementing fNIRS will also be assessed.
Course unit contents: The program includes:
• The history, theory and principles of fNIRS
• fNIRS hardware
• fNIRS applications
• fNIRS experimental design
• Experimental demonstrations and hands-on sessions
• fNIRS data analysis
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The laboratory includes both theoretical and practical lectures as well as group-work sessions. The teacher encourages the active participation of students, through clarification questions and critical observations in both theoretical and practical sessions.In addition, the teacher encourages the use of the course web page, on the Moodle platform of the School of Psychology, where announcements, materials useful for the course, and general information relevant to the course will be published. There is also a forum to communicate with the teacher and exchange information.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The materials used and discussed (slides, scientific articles) will be downloadable from the Moodle platform of the School of Psychology.
This course will not commit to a single book, but rather go for individual articles that will be discussed throughout the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment

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

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