neuroscience

noun
neu·​ro·​sci·​ence | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce neuroscience (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuroscience

: a branch (such as neurophysiology) of the life sciences that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially with their relation to behavior and learning

Other Words from neuroscience

neuroscientific \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌsī-​ən-​ˈti-​fik How to pronounce neuroscience (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neuroscientist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˈsī-​ən-​tist How to pronounce neuroscience (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

Examples of neuroscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sonoma home for neuroscience and psychiatry researchers and their spouses. Kerry A. Dolan, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 As with all cognitive neuroscientists straddling neuroscience and psychology, Bellmund has to resort to abstract terms like cognitive spaces and mental dimensions to describe experiences. Andrea Morris, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 These findings are consistent with—and likely partly explained by—recent advances in our understanding of neuroscience and child development. James Freeman, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021 The new model suggests the partnership between neuroscience and AI could also move beyond our understanding of each one alone and instead find the general principles that are necessary for brains and machines to be able to learn anything at all. Quanta Magazine, 18 Oct. 2021 With degrees in neuroscience and global health, the 24-year-old has recently taken a new job in farming. CBS News, 12 Oct. 2021 Yasemin Saplakoglu is a staff writer at Live Science, covering health, neuroscience and biology. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Scientific American, 22 Sep. 2021 Whether mentally ill or simply victims of trauma, abuse or exploitation, the patients are treated like objects to be prodded and studied, spotlighting the misogyny of early neuroscience and medicine at large. CNN, 17 Sep. 2021 Wettstein regularly contemplates things like neuroscience and quantum physics. Emily Leiker, USA TODAY, 29 July 2021

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First Known Use of neuroscience

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Neuroscience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroscience. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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neuroscience

noun

English Language Learners Definition of neuroscience

: the scientific study of nerves and especially of how nerves affect learning and behavior

neuroscience

noun
neu·​ro·​sci·​ence | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce neuroscience (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuroscience

: a branch (as neurophysiology) of science that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially their relation to behavior and learning

Other Words from neuroscience

neuroscientific \ -​ˌsī-​ən-​ˈtif-​ik How to pronounce neuroscience (audio) \ adjective

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