The course aims to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge of the main investigation techniques used in Cognitive Neuroscience
Basic knowledge of Neurophysiology
Course unit content
Review of the main techniques of analysis of brain functions applied to cognitive neuroscience. Study of the fundamentals of the main investigation techniques for the functional and structural study of neural systems involved in sensory-motor and cognitive processes.
The course also provides, through practical exercises, basic skills necessary for the management and processing of data through the use of dedicated software.
Introduction of the neurophysiological basis of cognitive functions
Introduction to the fundamentals of investigation techniques in cognitive neuroscience
Presentation of investigation techniques in cognitive neuroscience
Structural and functional neuroimaging
Direct cortical stimulation
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Experimental methodology in cognitive neuroscience (experimental design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation, formalization of results), presentation of experimental protocols and their combination in both clinical and research.
Practical exercises: preprocessing and analysis of functional and structural neuroimaging data- formalization of the results obtained conclusions.
Neuroimaging. Per lo studio del cervello umano. II edition. Idelson-Gnocchi
Scientific articles and slides