neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and the nervous system. If you're interested in the way human brains work, you might want to study neuroscience.

The scientific field of neuroscience started out as a branch of biology, although people have been fascinated with the brain at least since ancient Egyptians studied the effects of drilling small holes in the skull to treat mental disorders. Today neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field, involving chemistry, linguistics, and genetics, among many other disciplines. Neuroscience has roots in the Greek neuro, "nerve," and Latin scientia, "knowledge."

Definitions of neuroscience
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n the scientific study of the nervous system

Types:
neurophysiology
the branch of neuroscience that studies the physiology of the nervous system
brain science
the branch of neuroscience concerned with the brain
cognitive neuroscience
the branch of neuroscience that studies the biological foundations of mental phenomena
Type of:
neurobiology
the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system

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