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Neuroscience Minor

What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the structure, function, development, and disorders of the nervous system. It includes scientific disciplines such as biology, psychology, physics, computer science, philosophy and more, all with the goal of understanding the brain and nervous system at multiple levels of analysis, from molecules and cells to circuits and behavior.

What is being studied?

Neuroscientists investigate a wide range of topics, such as brain anatomy and physiology, neural development, neural networks and circuits, cognitive functions, emotions, sensory perception, motor control, learning and memory, and the neural basis of various diseases and disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and depression.

How it is being studied?

Neuroscience employs a variety of research techniques, including neuroimaging (such as MRI and fMRI), electrophysiology, molecular biology, genetics, computational modeling, and behavioral experiments, to uncover the complexities of the brain and nervous system. The insights gained from neuroscience research have important implications for understanding human behavior, cognition, emotions, and ultimately, for developing treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neuroscience Minor