Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understanding of basic mechanism of neuronal activity, central nervous system communication, major sensorial pathways and main circuits of thought elaboration
Biochemistry and Physiology
Course contents summary
Biochemistry and Biophysics of central nervous system. Neurochemistry and psycho-active effects of food.
Behavior of a nervous cell. Sensorial and motor pathways of CNS. Nuclei of brain. Elaboration of thinking, individual behavior and mood. Psycho-active effects of food
Biochemistry (Mathews, Van Holde and Ahern). Neuroscienze (Zanichelli ed.)
ex-catedra lessons and didactic matter taken from the web.
Assessment methods and criteria
oral exam (presentation of a concerted argument)