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At the end of Labs experience, each student should know:
possible applications of Cognitive Neuroscience in diagnosis and
rehabilitation of neuropsychological deficits; topics of research
in Cognitive Neuroscience (neural basis of cognitive functions);
methods of research in Cognitive Neuroscience (neuropsychological
studies, TMS, psychophysics),
To this aim, students should follow completelly an experimental
study, from designing an experiment, to collecting and analyze
data, drawing conclusions and writing a short scientific
The course is based on:
Two formal lessons to learn how: a) finding, selecting and
"reading" the literature; b) organizing and analyzing data.
Several experimental sessions during which students will:
a) set up the experiment; test subjects; collect data; analyze
data; interpret data.
Hardware and software for psychophisics experiments; Eye
tracker; Electrican and vibrotactile stimulators; TMS;
neuroanatomical and clinical data of brain damaged patients.
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