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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP3049120, 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
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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
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 Second 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 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
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 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

Applications of neuropsychological tecniques to the living situations of healthy people (i.e.flight controllers, sportsmen, simmultaneous translators).
Examination methods: Written multiple choice among 5 alternatives. The questions will be total 31.
For those attending will be organized activities (presentation of articles, presentation of an intervention project) during the course that will be evaluated in the final exam for a maximum of 3 points to be added to the vote.
Assessment criteria: Each correct answer is worth 1 point, each wrong answer or no date is worth 0 points. To pass the exam you must have at least 18 correct answers
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: The course mainly consists of lectures.
Experts will be invited on specific topics relevant to the course
Participation in practical exercises in the laboratory is also foreseen
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

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth