Phd Program In Behavioral Neuroscience

ID : 
26173
Course type : 
Dottorato
Academic year : 
2024/2025
Positions : 
9
Grant numbers : 
1
Borse a valere su fondi PNRR : 
1
Number of scholarships financed by consortiums : 
3
Educational goals

The PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience is characterized by a high level of interdisciplinarity and by a network of international relations of the Doctorate, which includes agreements for the double title, agreements with EMBL, scientific collaborations and co-supervisions and the participation of EU scholars (coming from UCL, Un Copenhagen, Antwerpen Unival) in the teaching staff demonstrates the clear international dimension of the course and offers ample opportunities for Doctorate students to spend periods of training and research in prestigious Italian and foreign structures. The PhDs trained in this course will have a solid theoretical and methodological preparation useful for their subsequent placement not only academically or in research institutes, but also in the fields of neurorehabilitation, clinical psychology, neuropsychology and the emerging fields of neuroimaging diagnostics and control neural structure of artificial prostheses. The doctorate includes 4 curricula that differ in methodological approach. In addition to interdisciplinary training, each curriculum offers specific training, which in the "Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology" curriculum concerns the methodological framework and experimental investigation techniques for the study of normal and pathological behavior in murine animal models, the biological bases of behavior, the the use of drugs active on the nervous system to investigate the function of nervous structures or nuclei. In the curriculum "Neurophysiology of Behavior" concerns the knowledge of the methods of recording nervous activity from non-human primates during the execution of cognitive tasks, the multiscale analysis of neuronal processes in decision-making tasks, the spatio-temporal organization of efferent-cortical systems and the related dynamics of the cerebral cortex, the dynamic properties of parietal and frontal cortical efferent neurons in non-human primates. In the curriculum "Cognitive Neurosciences" concerns experimental approaches and psychophysical and psychophysiological techniques relating to the study of the complexity of human behavior in its cognitive and affective-emotional aspects, the evolution of cognitive functions throughout life, the methods for the development of experimental or clinical-diagnostic investigation tools and programs for cognitive enhancement. In the "Neuropsychology" curriculum it concerns the planning and design of experimental and clinical research in the neuropsychological field, the skills necessary for the use of behavioral, neuropsychological, psychophysiological and neuroimaging techniques for the study of cognitive activity.

Exam - written

Giorno: 3/7/2024 Ora: 09:30 Aula: aula 7 Indirizzo: via dei marsi, 78

Exam - Oral

Giorno: 11/7/2024 Ora: 09:00 Aula: 7 Indirizzo: via dei marsi,78

Tests - Evaluation of qualifications

Giorno: 24/6/2024

Curriculum

a) NEUROFISIOLOGIA DEL COMPORTAMENTO b) PSICOBIOLOGIA E PSICOFARMACOLOGIA c) NEUROPSICOLOGIA d) NEUROSCIENZE COGNITIVE

Coordinator

Cecilia Guariglia (cecilia.guariglia@uniroma1.it)

School
Scuola di dottorato in Neuroscienze

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