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

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Other Words from neuroscience

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

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The challenges of neuroscience are among the most daunting in the medical field. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Mapped Entire Brains at Nanoscale For This Psychadelic Visualization," 18 Jan. 2019 Annie, who studied neuroscience at Oxford, ended up pursuing her true passion of documentary filmmaking, ultimately winning a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award; John has six children and is a retired oil and shipping businessman. Julia Bainbridge, Allure, "What Sex Is Really Like After 70, According to XConfessions' New Documentary," 14 Mar. 2019 In May, Lars Riecke, an assistant professor of audition and cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University, explained to The Verge that the variance in frequencies can affect what people hear — and what their ears expect to hear. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Viral "Sesame Street" Clip Has the Internet in Full Debate," 29 Dec. 2018 Since then, our understanding of cellular neurobiology and even systems neuroscience has exploded. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Understanding the Brain is a catalog of all we don’t know about the brain," 10 Nov. 2018 Rappaport is currently a professor and associate chair for education in the neuroscience department at Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "HIV researcher Jay Rappaport to lead Tulane's National Primate Research Center," 3 Apr. 2018 Despite being an astrophysicist who studies outer space, I am drawn to books on our inner space that describe the latest advances in neuroscience. WSJ, "Who Read What in 2018: History and Journalism," 10 Dec. 2018 Companies are also moving past traditional hiring assessments like personality tests (which experts say don’t accurately predict your job success) and are instead using AI, algorithms, and neuroscience games to better match your abilities to a role. Malaika Jabali, Glamour, "'Hiring Bots' Might Be Responsible For You Getting Your Dream Job—Here’s How to Use Them to Your Advantage," 22 Oct. 2018 Bonnie Taylor-Blake, a neuroscience researcher at the University of North Carolina, told CNN Money that at the time, Philly promised big sales in November — not because of Thanksgiving, but because of the Army/Navy football game. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Black Friday is longer, and tamer, than ever," 20 Nov. 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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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 neuroscientific (audio) \ adjective

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