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Undergraduate Neuroscience


“I chose Neuro (Mind/Brain/Behavior Track) because I knew I wanted to study why humans act the way they do, but was unsure on the angle from which I’d like to approach this question. The Neurobiology MBB track has allowed me to explore a huge variety of courses, including some in computer science, engineering and psychology. With all of these different types of coursework contributing to my concentration, I am able to keep my options open on what I’d like to pursue post-college, from psychology/neurobio research to business. Besides, studying Neuroscience at Harvard sounds as impressive as it is awesome!”

In Neuroscience, students investigate the biological mechanisms that underlie behavior as well as how brains process information. We study the nervous system at every level: from the macroscopic (behavior and cognition) to the microscopic (cells and molecules).

Consequently, the questions that neuroscientists 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?