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Neuroanatomical foundations of cognition (a.y. 2019/20)


A basic level knowledge of the anatomical structure of the cerebral cortex is a pre-requisite for the ambitious goal to gain some understanding of its complex functions. In this introductory course we will review the main aspects of cortical organization, including phylogenetic and ontogenetic aspects, the macroscopic subdivisions, the microscopic structure of different cortical types, the main models of their functional organization. These basic aspects will be integrated with a discussion of the leading methodological advances in the field of in vivo brain imaging and of their impact on cognitive neuroscience research


February 24th 2020, 9-13 - NEW February 12th 2020, 14-17
February 26th 2020, 10-13 - NEW February 18th 2020, 9-13
February 28th 2020, 9-13 - NEW February 19th 2020, 9-12


Mesulam, M.M., 2000. Principles of behavioral and cognitive neurology. Oxford University Press. (section 1, Behavioral Neuroanatomy).


The evaluation will be based on an oral exam.

Credits: 2

Stefano Cappa

Full Professor of Neurology

Cycle : XXXV

Course type : Type a

Period: Semester I

Academic year: 2019-2020

Duration : 10 hours