HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
cod. 1005011

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
- Leonardo FOGASSI
Academic discipline
Fisiologia (BIO/09)
Field
"altre attività quali l'informatica, attività seminariali ecc."
Type of training activity
More
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: -
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY AND PSYCHOBIOLOGY

Learning objectives

Learning of Basic concepts on the elaboration of some sensory systems

Prerequisites

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Course unit content

Psychophysics of perception. Somatosensory system. Auditory system. Physiology of phonation

Full programme

Anatomy of the spinal cord. Receptors and afferent fibres. Somatosensory pathways. Thalamus and cerebral cortex (areas SI and SII). Anatomy of the inner ear. Acoustic receptors and transduction. Central acoustic pathways. Primary auditory cortex. Retina, visual pathways and Primary visual cortex. Control of phonation.

Bibliography

Chapters on somatosensory, auditory and visual systems from "Kandel, Schwartz and Jessel. Principi di Neuroscienze. Ed. Ambrosiana" and from Fondamenti anatomo-fisiologici dell'attività psichica (a cura di A. Maravita) Ed. Poletto

Teaching methods

Class lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.

Other information

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