Cognitive Neuroscience Major
Description of the Major:
How does the brain think? Cognitive neuroscience refers to scientific study of the linkage between mental functions and the operation of the brain and nervous system. The goal of cognitive neuroscience is to provide an understanding of psychological processes, such as attention, memory, thinking, and emotion in terms of physical principles and biological components. At the same time, it also aims to provide psychological constraints on how the brain functions, computes, and generates behavior. Students who pursue an undergraduate major in cognitive neuroscience will gain a strong foundation in how to study the brain and mind at many levels of analysis, including cellular biology, brain systems, cognitive and affective function, and neural computation. Further, they will gain an appreciation of the relationship between healthy cognitive and brain function and its breakdown in various disease states and disorders. A cognitive neuroscience degree provides excellent preparation for a career in health and medical professions, scientific research, computer fields, education, and the law.
Information about the major in Psychological & Brain Sciences: Cognitive Neuroscience
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