neu·ro·sci·ence | \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s, 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

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neuroscientific \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˌsī-ən-ˈti-fik, ˌnyu̇r- \ adjective
neuroscientist \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən-tist, ˌnyu̇r- \ noun

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His thinking moved the field of neuroscience forward by leaps and bounds. Cate Mcquaid,, "A different sort of scan in ‘The Beautiful Brain’," 6 June 2018 AveXis may be known for its SMA treatment, but its capabilities in gene therapy will help Novartis bolster its neuroscience offerings. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Why Novartis Is Paying $8.7 Billion for a Gene Therapy Developer You've Never Heard Of," 9 Apr. 2018 His drawings of brains helped formulate modern neuroscience., "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 25 May 2018 Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Science Neuroscientist and public science communicator Anil Seth uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about neuroscience. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks a Mystery of Human Speech," 28 June 2018 From questions about robot consciousness to the ethics of artificial intelligence, the show has taken some of the most compelling questions about technology and neuroscience and brought them into the realm of pop culture. Denise Chow, NBC News, "'Westworld' science adviser shares his vision of robots and the future of AI," 16 June 2018 Yu, Rodericks Honored Wesleyan women's tennis player Victoria Yu — a chemistry, molecular biology and neuroscience/behavior major — was named a first-team selection for the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III At-Large team. Hartford Courant,, "Regional Digest: Bees' Bats Lethal In 10-5 Win Over Barnstormers," 12 June 2018 Sperling’s elder daughter recently landed a job at a neuroscience lab at Columbia University. Joshua Kendall,, "Can this doctor figure out how to stop Alzheimer’s before it starts?," 11 June 2018 Sequiera said the acquisition will allow Takeda to strengthen two of its three core therapy areas: gastroenterology and neuroscience disease. Lisa Schencker,, "Drugmaker Takeda's future in Deerfield uncertain following acquisition news," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of neuroscience

1963, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of neuroscience

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


neu·ro·sci·ence | \ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s \

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

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neuroscientific \-ˌsī-ən-ˈtif-ik \ adjective

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