cod. 1005488

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Fisiologia (BIO/09)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to study in depth the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the main cognitive functions and some examples of animal and human behaviour


Basic knowledge of neuron physiology and of the neurophysiology of sensory and motor functions

Course unit content

General principles of the organization of cerebral cortex in relation to cognitive functions. Description of the main experimental approaches to the investigation of cognitive functions. Neurophysiological coding of space. Attention. Face recognition. Object perception and object pragmatic description. Perception of biological stimuli. Neurobiological models of learning and memory. Language and communication: Phylogenetic and neurobiological aspects. Emotions.

Full programme

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Zigmond M.J. et al. Neuroscienze. Ed. Edises
Pinel. Psicobiologia. Ed. Il Mulino
Kandel, Schwartz and Jessel. Principi di Neuroscienze. Ed. Ambrosiana

Teaching methods

Traditional lesson, seminars, article reading and discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

Periodic written tests. Final oral examination on the suggested textbooks

Other information

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