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What is Neuroscience?
Funding for Discovery
Kinds of Research
Animals in Research
Brain Facts the Book
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International Neuroscience Organizations
Scientists have only begun to understand the wonders of the nervous system, using increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques.
Neural Network Function
Learn the basics of how the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells are born, grow, connect, and function.
Sensing Thinking & Behaving
Senses and Perception
Awareness and Attention
Learning and Memory
How do cell circuits enable us to read and speak? How and why do we form relationships? How do we think, remember, or despair?
Diseases & Disorders
Immune System Disorders
Neurological Disorders A–Z
Discover causes of disorders of the brain and body, as well as the science enabling prevention or treatment.
Across the Lifespan
Diet & Exercise
Stress & Anxiety
Youth & Aging
From birth through old age, brain cells and the connections between them change in response to the environment.
The study of the brain and nervous system applies to countless facets of daily life, from decisions about money and education, to the way we view ourselves and others.
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