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
neuroscientificplay \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˌsī-ən-ˈti-fik, ˌnyu̇r-\ adjective
neuroscientistplay \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən-tist, ˌnyu̇r-\ noun
Recent Examples of neuroscience from the Web
Most recently Moore was director of professional promotion and neuroscience marketing at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Trinity, just three blocks from the hospital, has designed a five-year program conferring a bachelor's degree and, in the fifth year, a master's degree in neuroscience for students who conduct research.
Renee Miller of Darien will study neuroscience at University of Illinois-Chicago.
Orlando Health has established a pediatric neuroscience center to provide diagnostic services and research for children with neurological conditions.
Ultimately, tissue engineers want to build a scaffold that would stimulate and support nerve regeneration in the damaged spinal cord or brain, said Julie Hasenwinkel, an assistant professor of bioengineering and neuroscience at Syracuse University.
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First Known Use of neuroscience
NEUROSCIENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of neuroscience for English Language Learners
: the scientific study of nerves and especially of how nerves affect learning and behavior
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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