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  Neuroscience - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neuroscience is a field of study that deals with the structure, function, development, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology of the nervous system, consisting of the myriad nerve pathways running throughout the body.
Some researchers believe that cognitive neuroscience provides a bottom-up approach to understanding the mind and consciousness that is complementary to, or may replace, the top-down approach of psychology.
Molecular and cellular neuroscience, which integrate neurobiology with neurochemistry with the goal of understanding the cellular and chemical mechanisms of normal and abnormal brain function.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neuroscience   (874 words)

 Hamilton College - Academics - Neuroscience
The neuroscience program at Hamilton is operated jointly by the Departments of Psychology and Biology, and students in the program explore the fascinating, rapidly changing intersection of those disciplines – the biological basis of behavior.
Recent senior fellows in neuroscience have studied the neurochemistry of octopamine, patterns of human motion, integration of sensory information by single neurons, evoked potential correlates of cognitive processing, brain mechanisms of reward, and tactile psychophysics.
Neuroscience students have access to lab facilities for scanning and transmission electron microscopes, tissue culture, analytical neurochemistry, molecular biology, neuroanatomical research, intracellular and extracellular single neuron recording, voltage and patch clamping, eye movement tracking, evoked-potential recording, and tactile psychophysics.
www.hamilton.edu /academics/department.html?dept=Neuroscience   (773 words)

 Category:Neuroscience - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neuroscience is a field of study which deals with the structure, function, development, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the nervous system.
This category is the main hub for Wikiproject Neuroscience.
The main article for this category is Neuroscience.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Neuroscience   (139 words)

 The Philosophy of Neuroscience
One of the first issues to arise in the ‘philosophy of neuroscience’ (before there was a recognized area) was the localization of cognitive functions to specific neural regions.
Craver's point is both that explanations in neuroscience are mechanistic, multi-level and causal, and that explanation in neuroscience.
John Bickle (2003) suggests that the working concept of reduction in the neurosciences consists of the discovery of systematic relationships between interventions at lower levels of organization (as they are recognized in cellular and molecular neuroscience) and higher level behavioral effects (as they are described in psychology).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/neuroscience   (11884 words)

 Wellesley Department of Neuroscience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of neurons and how they are assembled to produce behaviors.
Neuroscience was implemented as a new interdisciplinary major in 1999, replacing the Psychobiology Program and providing a base of experiences in biology, chemistry and psychology.
Wellesley's neuroscience majors graduate with a liberal arts background coupled with sufficient concentration in this specialized field to be competitive among students coming from exclusively research-oriented institutions.
www.wellesley.edu /Biology/Major/Neuro   (148 words)

 Funderstanding - Neuroscience
Neuroscience is the study of the human nervous system, the brain, and the biological basis of consciousness, perception, memory, and learning.
Neuroscience links our observations about cognitive behavior with the actual physical processes that support such behavior.
Neuroscience proponents advocate continued learning and intellectual development throughout adulthood.
www.funderstanding.com /neuroscience.cfm   (317 words)

 University of Tennessee: Neuroscience Institute
Neuroscience is now at an exciting threshold of discovery and unprecedented growth.
The Neuroscience Institute is now one of the largest concentrated neuroscience programs in the country and has achieved an international reputation as a preeminent center for neuroscience in the United States.
The Neuroscience Institute is administered by the College of Medicine at UTHSC.
cns.utmem.edu   (460 words)

 Neuroscience (Bowdoin)
Neuroscience is one of the newest and most exciting areas of study in the sciences.
The Neuroscience Program at Bowdoin College is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a wealth of opportunities to explore the brain and the nervous system of species ranging from invertebrates to humans.
Neuroscience is an exciting major for students intending to continue in research in neuroscience or in related areas of biology or psychology, for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, and for those who simply find the subject interesting and wish to pursue it as part of a liberal education.
academic.bowdoin.edu /neuroscience   (386 words)

 The Undergraduate Concentration in Neuroscience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Neuroscience laboratories are housed within the Volen Center and adjoining buildings, and this close proximity facilitates the high degree of collaboration and exchange for which Brandeis has become famous.
The undergraduate concentration in neuroscience is designed to provide an interdisciplinary program of study of the neural mechanisms involved in the control of human or animal behavior.
Candidates for honors in neuroscience may be admitted to a special four-year B.S./M.S. program upon recommendation of the Neuroscience Program and approval by the Graduate School.
www.bio.brandeis.edu /neuro01/ug_neuro.html   (375 words)

 Graduate Program in Neuroscience
The Program, administered by the Committee on Neuroscience, is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools that they will need to embark on careers as educators and researchers in the field of neuroscience.
Led by a Chair and Executive Committee, the CN serves as the faculty for the Program in Neuroscience, and is a focus for communication and collaborative neuroscience-related activities.
In addition, believing that the public should be informed about advances in neuroscience research and that early exposure of children to neuroscience will enhance their interest and confidence in science, the CN is actively involved in public outreach activities.
www.neuroscience.arizona.edu   (305 words)

 Princeton - Weekly Bulletin 2005/11/21 - New neuroscience institute will bridge disciplines, take innovative approach
Princeton NJ — The University is expanding its teaching and research capabilities in neuroscience — considered by many the next field ripe for significant scientific breakthroughs — by launching an institute that will bridge many disciplines and take a new approach to studying the brain and nervous system.
Under the working title of the Princeton Institute in Neuroscience, the entity was created in embryonic form last spring under the leadership of Jonathan Cohen, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, and David Tank, the Henry Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology, who has a joint appointment in physics.
They view the enterprise as a stimulus for teaching and research in neuroscience and related fields, as well as an impetus for collaboration and education in disciplines as wide ranging as economics and philosophy.
www.princeton.edu /pr/pwb/05/1121/1a.shtml   (2132 words)

 Amazon.com: Neuroscience: Books: Dale Purves,George J. Augustine,David Fitzpatrick,William C. Hall,Anthony-Samuel ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Neuroscience is a comprehensive textbook created primarily for medical and premedical students.
The length and accessibility of the writing are a successful combination that works equally well for medical students or for undergraduate neuroscience courses in which many of the students are premeds.
Neuroscience encompasses a broad range of questions about how nervous systems are organized, and how they function to generate behavior.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0878937250?v=glance   (785 words)

 Neuroscience at Amherst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Neuroscience is the modern attempt to answer these questions through the study of the brain.
The honors projects are in the research areas of the Neuroscience faculty, which include biochemistry of the retina, neurophysiology of the visual system, control of neural excitability, developmental psychobiology, and the neural basis of fear and anxiety.
We are very fortunate to have close contacts with the Neurosciences and Behavior faculty at the nearby University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and several of our majors have taken advantage of the opportunity to do senior honors research in the labs of UMass faculty such as Drs.
www.amherst.edu /~neuro   (515 words)

 The Solomon H. Snyder The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Major advances in the neurosciences have emerged from Johns Hopkins throughout the modern era.
Yet, the Neuroscience Department is the youngest basic science department in the School, founded in 1980 though now it is the largest.
Coupled with the fascination of cutting-edge brain research, neuroscience at Johns Hopkins is an exhilarating experience.
neuroscience.jhu.edu /index.asp   (532 words)

 Neurosciences at Marshall
The neuroscience curriculum is an area of emphasis within the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at Marshall University School of Medicine.
The goal of the neuroscience curriculum is to provide students with the intellectual knowledge and technical skill to become successful neuroscientists.
The research strengths of the neuroscience faculty at Marshall are in the areas of neuroendocrinology, comparative neuroanatomy, cellular neurophysiology, neuromuscular development, sleep physiology, molecular neuropharmacology, visual development and mechanoreceptor control of posture.
www.marshall.edu /neuron   (571 words)

 Neuroscience - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - UMass Medical School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In recent years, neuroscience has become a well-established discipline, with new investigative tools making experimental studies possible that were virtually science fiction only a few years ago.
Graduate students who specialize in Neuroscience will acquire a broad background in the concepts and techniques of neuroscience and a foundation in the development of the nervous system through an integrated program of advanced coursework, laboratory research, and seminar and journal club attendance.
The Program in Neuroscience is designed to provide students with a strong academic background, state-of-the-art experimental approaches and the analytical skills necessary to conduct independent research.
www.umassmed.edu /gsbs/academic/neuro.cfm   (555 words)

 Technorati Tag: neuroscience
Commercializing Neuroscience Technology BTG finds, develops and commercializes technologies in the life and physical sciences that shape the markets of tomorrow.
Gerhard Werner is a neuroscientist who began his career in the 1940s and is still teaching and publishing provocative material at eighty-five...
Graduate Programs in Neuroscience Gradschools.com features an online directory of graduate school programs with descriptions, contacts and links, all free for the student.
www.technorati.com /tag/neuroscience   (499 words)

 University of North Dakota | Clinical Neuroscience
The Department of Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary department which includes psychiatry-behavioral science, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropharmacology, and neuroradiology.
The department's philosophy is based on a comprehensive, integrated biopsychosocial model of brain functioning (mind, brain and behavior) in health and illness.
The Chairman of the Neuroscience Department also serves as the President and Scientific Director of the Institute.
www.neuroscience.und.edu   (150 words)

 PennMed Department of Neuroscience
Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience, located in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1992 to recognize the growing importance of neuroscience as a scientific discipline, the Department laboratories pursue a wide variety of research interests reflecting the entire range of modern neuroscience.
•Developmental Neuroscience: Determination of the factors that govern the growth and differentiation of neural cells and tissues.
www.med.upenn.edu /nscience   (193 words)

The concentration in neuroscience is designed to provide an interdisciplinary program of study of the neural mechanisms involved in the control of human or animal behavior.
Graduate students will be eligible for an M.S. in neuroscience if they complete six graduate level courses in neuroscience or related fields to be agreed upon with the neuroscience advising head with a grade of B- or better, and a research project.
After submission of the dissertation, the candidate will be expected to present the principal results of his or her work and its significance during an examination in defense of the dissertation.
www.brandeis.edu /registrar/bulletin/2000-01/NEUR00.html   (2571 words)

 B-W: The Neuroscience Program
Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary study of the brain and its functioning.
Neuroscience is now a unified field that integrates psychology, biology, chemistry, and several other traditional disciplines in the study of brain structure, physiology and behavior - including human emotional and cognitive functions.
Hear from a neuroscience major in her own words.
www.bw.edu /academics/nro   (246 words)

 Neuroscience PhD Program - George Mason University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The new interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. program at George Mason University is a joint program between The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the School of Computational Sciences (SCS), and the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason.
The main objective of the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience is to train students to be research scientists in academia, industry, and government.
The neuroscience faculty at GMU consists of a unique blend of traditional experimental and theoretical scientists.
neuroscience.gmu.edu   (244 words)

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