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Undergraduate Neuroscience


“Are you interested in exploring how humans and other animals are able to move, think, feel, learn, live, and perceive the physical world? I chose Neuro because it fosters curiosity, creativity and innovation in investigating the extraordinary biological phenomena underlying our nervous system. I was excited to choose from a fascinating array of upper-level electives with topics spanning virtually any function of the brain I could dream of studying. Most rewarding of all, the concentration’s interdisciplinary nature enabled me to pursue an individualized path of learning and research integrating three of my special areas of interest: vision, language and art.”

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?