The Masters Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience (LM-51) offers an understanding of the neural correlates of cognitive processes as well as the relationship between the development of the mind and the brain. This programme, which is held in English, aims to train psychologists to identify specific cognitive deficits, evaluate their impact on emotional states and quality of patient life, and adopt appropriate rehabilitative action.
Students conduct supervised research and other educational projects in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, psychobiology and physiological psychology and can complete their experimental thesis at the Department research labs or at partner labs, including IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, CNR Institute of Sciences and Technologies of Cognition, and the Institute of Cellular Biology and Neurobiology.
Applicants will be selected based on their educational career and curriculum vitae. As per EUROPSY requirements, applicants should have completed a substantial number of credits in disciplines related to psychology. There is no admission examination.
The aim is to train psychologists with a 3 years bachelor with the perspectives from cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology and developmental neuroscience as well as hands-on training in imaging methods.
The course trains students to carry out research in cognitive neuroscience offering high-level teaching, large space to practical supervised activity in didactic and professional labs and the possibility to carry out an experimental thesis at the research labs of the Department of Psychology of Rome and in partner institutions.
In particular, the master course offers competences for the evaluation of cognitive abilities during development and the early individuation of cognitive disturbances due to alterations of neurodevelopment identifying the rehabilitative actions based on current up-to-date knowledge. It presents an intervention perspective also open to collaborations on issues relevant for developing countries.
The master aims to develop advanced theoretical and applied know-how on research methods in Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology. At the end of this master, students will receive a professional title of Psychologist (after completing a one-year training and the State exam).
The master features twelve courses that offer a high level of specific preparation (90 CFU). Courses are taught in English for both Italian and foreign students. Students have a waiver for the B2/C1 level in Italian, otherwise required by La Sapienza for Masters in Italian. In this case students will be required to have a B2 level in English.