What is Neuroscience?
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, the network of neurons responsible for our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Neuroscience is a subject in its own right, but you can also think of it as being made up of the ‘neuro’ part of some other subjects, such as Anatomy, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology and Zoology.
Neuroscientists at the University of Otago are at the cutting edge of research into how the brain and the rest of the nervous system work. They also investigate disorders and diseases of the nervous system and ways of treating them.