Undergraduate Neurobiology

Neurobiology

“I chose to study neurobiology because it perfectly blends my interests in the biological and social sciences. I was fascinated by the workings of the cell, neural networks of learning and memory, and the biology behind human decision making, so I knew I wanted to be in an interdisciplinary field. By concentrating in neurobiology, I have had the chance to explore evolutionary biology, computer science, psychology, math modeling, and philosophy.”
– Theresa Tharakan, Neurobiology

In Neurobiology, students investigate the biological mechanisms that underlie behavior. We study the nervous system at every level: from the macroscopic (behavior and cognition) to the microscopic (cells and molecules).

Consequently, the questions that neurobiologists ask are wide-ranging: how do electrical and molecular signals allow neurons to process and transmit information from the environment? What guides the development of the immense number of precise connections in the nervous system? How can the complex signals of many thousands of active neurons be recorded and interpreted? What causes the profound behavioral deficits in Alzheimers disease or Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Interested in these kinds of questions?

Ready to explore one of the greatest mysteries of biology? 

 

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