What is neuroscience?

  • (noun): The scientific study of the nervous system.


Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine and allied disciplines, philosophy, physics, and psychology. The term neurobiology is usually used interchangeably with the term neuroscience, although the former refers specifically to the biology of the nervous system, whereas the latter refers to the entire science of the nervous system.

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Neuroscience Organizations - Public Education and Outreach
... individual neuroscientists have promoted neuroscience education among young students by organizing the International Brain Bee (IBB), which is an academic ... In the United States, large organizations such as the Society for Neuroscience have promoted neuroscience education by developing a primer called Brain Facts, collaborating with public school teachers to develop ... among students, an emerging field called educational neuroscience ...
The Kavli Foundation - The Kavli Institutes - Neuroscience
... The Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University The Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University The Kavli Institute for Brain Mind at the University of California ...
... Its main goal is to nurture serious research on the mathematics, the engineering and the neuroscience of learning ... theory b) engineering applications and c) neuroscience ... In computational neuroscience, the center has developed a model of the ventral stream in the visual cortex which accounts for much of the physiological data ...
Catherine Malabou - Work
... Coinciding with her exploration of neuroscience has been an increasing commitment to political philosophy ... co-writing a book with Adrian Johnston on affects in Descartes, Spinoza and neuroscience, and is preparing a new book on the political meaning of life in the light of ...