This course will review the evolution of knowledge about brain functioning, which is key to understand writing behavior. The relationship between neuropsychology, learning and reading and writing, which are closely linked, will be shown.
We will study the functioning of the brain through the cells of the nervous system, neuronal communication and the peripheral and central nervous systems. Also, a detailed explanation of the control of writing in relation to brain function and how the neural systems of writing are integrated.
|Unit 1||A brief review of the evolution of knowledge on brain function|
|Unit 2||Neuropsychology, learning and reading and writing|
|Unit 3||Cells of the nervous system and neuronal communication|
|Unit 4||Peripheral nervous system|
|Unit 5||Central Nervous System (I)|
|Unit 6||Central Nervous System (II)|
|Unit 7||Control of Writing (I). Cognitive prerequisites and neural systems.|
|Unit 8||Handwriting Control (II). Movement|
|Unit 9||Control of Handwriting (III). The cerebellum and basal ganglia.|
|Unit 10||Integration of the neural systems of handwriting|