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


Semester Two 2015 Course Advice and Approval Day
Thursday 2 July 1pm – 5pm, Union Hall

Neuroscience students who can't make it to the above time can get advice and approval in the Neuroscience Office (ground floor of the Sayers Building, under the Medical Library) at the following times:


Monday 6 July: 11:00 – 1:00
Wednesday 8 July: 9:30 – 10:30, 11:00 – 1:00
Friday 10 July: 11 – 1 (Phil)
Wednesday 15 July: 9:30 – 10:30, 11:00 – 1:00


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.

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Amanda Wiggins (thumbnail image)

"Once I read about the neuroscience degree, there was really no going back... It was love!"
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