Neuroscience and Integrative Neuroscience
A number of events and organizations bring together faculty and students in the Neurosciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. These include:
- Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
- UNR chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society for Neuroscience Students
- The Neurolecture Speaker Series sponsored by the Center for Integrative Neuroscience
- Students in the program receive support to present their work at international conferences and to attend a variety of training workshops
Neuroscience is concerned with the study of nervous system and exists at the intersection of multiple fields of study, including biology, computer science, engineering, medicine, psychology, physiology, and more. The field involves studying the structure, operation, development and malfunctions of the nervous system. Neuroscience is widely recognized as among the most significant frontiers in modern science.
Advances in neuroscience are widely recognized as crucial to addressing a wide range of health challenges including the growing epidemic of age-related neurological impairments. Neuroscience research is also fundamentally impacting basic sciences and is central to current computational and big-data initiatives. The importance of understanding basic neural mechanisms has been further embraced by a wide range of traditional academic disciplines leading to entirely new areas of study such as neuroeconomics and neuroesthetics.
Students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno have the unique opportunity to study within this specialized area of research with access to cutting-edge technology, such as a new functional MRI facility-a partnership between our Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Renown Health medical center.
The interdisciplinary program in neuroscience is designed to provide graduate students with a strong background in both systems and physiological approaches to understanding the brain, and to prepare students for professions and advanced studies in a wide range of fields including behavioral and biological science and health sciences. The program is administered jointly through the Departments of Biology and Psychology and draws on courses offered through both departments for the curriculum.
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