Class Neurociência Cognitiva e Afetiva

  • Presentation


    Theoretical-practical discipline focused on mind-brain-behavior interactions with the aim of identifying, describing and understanding cognitive and affective processes from the perspective of neuroscience.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    CP1: Introduction to the object of study of Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

    CP2: Perceptual processes: the auditory and the visual brain

    CP3: Cognitive Processes and Brain Structures: Attentional, Mnesic and Executive Functioning Processes

    CP4: Affective Processing and Brain Structures

    CP5: Social Cognition

    CP6: Cognitive and Affective Processing of Sexual Response

    CP7: Practical Applications of Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (e.g., Diagnosis in Clinical Neuropsychology in light of Research Domain Criteria, Diagnosis in Clinical Neuropsychology in light of Neurofeedback principles and its role in Clinical Neuropsychology)


  • Objectives


    LO1: Identify the object of study of Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

    LO2: Establish the interplay between Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology and specify its relevance in the study of high-order brain functions;

    LO3: Understand high-order brain functions in light of perceptive, cognitive and affective processes

    LO4: Evaluate and recognize the relationship between nervous system, cognition, emotion and behaviour

    LO5: Use appropriately the acquired knowledge on the brain-behaviour system, to reflect on its impact in clinical case studies

    LO6: Recognize the importance of social cognition and its relationship with cognitive and affective processes in social behavior

    LO7: Understand the relationship between cognitive and affective processes in people's sexual response and sexual well-being.

    LO8: Explore practical applications of Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience for diagnosis and intervention in clinical Neuropsychology

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    ME1 will allow an introduction to the object of study of Neuroscience, concerning its importance in the study of higher mental functions (perception, cognition, affective processing, social cognition, complex neural networks, brain-behavior integration). However, as this is a course with a practical component, the learning objectives will be promoted through interactive and dynamic teaching methodologies, with greater potential to promote active learning from students; namely: small group activities (ME2), bibliographical research (ME3), discussion of clinical cases considering alterations in the higher mental processes studied (ME4), feedback from teacher and peers (ME5), interactive dialogue (ME6). The practical component will thus allow the training of skills through the presentation and discussion of clinical cases with alterations in the studied mental functions, as well as the development of critical reasoning.

  • References


    Ward. J. (2015). The Student ¿s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (3th Ed). UK: Psychology Press.

    Gazzaniga, M., Ivry., R. B. & Mangun. G. R. (2019). Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (5th Ed). NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

    Cage., N. M. & Baars. B. J. (2018). Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience: A beginner ¿s guide (2th Ed). Academic Press.

    Eysenck, M.W. & Keane, M.T. (2015). Cognitive Psychology A Student's Handbook (7th Ed). NY: Psychology Press.

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