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About Neuroscience at the University of Otago

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system—the network of neurons responsible for our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is a rapidly advancing and exciting field of study with new information coming out daily.

Studying Neuroscience will help you to understand how our brains make us who we are, what happens when our brains are injured, and how mental illness or even obesity can occur.

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
  • 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.

Information about studying a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Neuroscience
Information about postgraduate study in Neuroscience
Neuroscience research at the University of Otago