neurobiology

noun
neu·​ro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurobiology

: a branch of the life sciences that deals with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system

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neurobiological \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurobiological (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neurobiologist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​bī-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce neurobiologist (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Research on the neurobiology of peer victimization is roughly 15 years behind similar research on child maltreatment, says Vaillancourt, a Canada Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa. Rod Mccullom, Quartz, "How bullying may shape adolescent brains," 7 Oct. 2019 Approaches to using intrinsic motivation in AI have taken inspiration from psychology and neurobiology — not to mention decades-old AI research itself, now newly relevant. Quanta Magazine, "Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious," 19 Sep. 2017 Watson only does because of his thesis on horseshoe crab neurobiology. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "The Blood of the Crab," 23 Aug. 2019 And yet, few of us have stopped to give much thought to gesturing as a phenomenon—the neurobiology of it, its development, and its role in helping us understand others’ actions. Wired, "How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception, and Meaning," 31 Mar. 2019 In 2014, Boneparth teamed up with a childhood friend who has a doctorate in neurobiology. Michelle Singletary, BostonGlobe.com, "Don’t let the roller coaster excitement around bitcoin distract you from the basics of investing," 29 June 2019 In 2014, Boneparth teamed up with a childhood friend who has a doctorate in neurobiology. Michelle Singletary, BostonGlobe.com, "Don’t let the roller coaster excitement around bitcoin distract you from the basics of investing," 29 June 2019 In the course of his research, Sestan, an expert in developmental neurobiology, regularly ordered slices of animal and human brain tissue from various brain banks, which shipped the specimens to Yale in coolers full of ice. Matthew Shaer, New York Times, "Scientists Are Giving Dead Brains New Life. What Could Go Wrong?," 2 July 2019 In 2014, Boneparth teamed up with a childhood friend who has a doctorate in neurobiology. Michelle Singletary, BostonGlobe.com, "Don’t let the roller coaster excitement around bitcoin distract you from the basics of investing," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of neurobiology

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neurobiology was in 1906

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“Neurobiology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurobiology. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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neurobiology

noun
neu·​ro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -bī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) \
plural neurobiologies

Medical Definition of neurobiology

: a branch of science that deals with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system

Other Words from neurobiology

neurobiological \ -​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce neurobiological (audio) \ also neurobiologic \ -​ik How to pronounce neurobiologic (audio) \ adjective
neurobiologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurobiologically (audio) \ adverb

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