Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College



To understand the brain is to understand behavior.

Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, advances the understanding of the biological basis of thought, emotion, and behavior.

Neuroscience includes the study of brain development, sensation and perception, learning and memory, movement, sleep, stress, aging, neurological and psychiatric disorders, molecules, cells, and genes responsible for nervous system functioning.

Neuroscientists use a wide range of tools and approaches to examine molecules, nerve cells, neural networks, brain systems, and behavior. From these studies, they learn how the nervous system develops and functions normally and what goes wrong in neurological disorders.

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