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Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, the network of neurons responsible for our thoughts, feelings, and actions

What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system. It is a rapidly advancing and exciting field of study. Neuroscientists are discovering how our brains make us who we are, how people develop mental illnesses, what happens when brains are injured, and much more.

Neuroscience at Otago

At the University of Otago you can major in neuroscience at all levels of study. Several departments teach the papers that neuroscience students study, and internationally recognised neuroscientists supervise students conducting neuroscience research.

Alumni profile

Neuroscience graduate Deborah Friberg

Neuroscience enabled Deborah to leave the option open for a future medical career, while also gaining a broad understanding of basic biological sciences.
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