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Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of nervous system function. It is a discipline that draws on a number of other fields, including anatomy, biology, chemistry, genetics, pharmacology, and psychology. The phenomena studied by neuroscientists range from processes within a cell, including production and trafficking of proteins within cells, to understanding brain systems that underlie consciousness, with studies of changes in cell shape and function, brain chemicals, and hormones as just a few examples of some of the intermediate areas of study. With regard to education, the brain is the critical substrate that mediates new learning. The brain must be sufficiently flexible to allow new information to be encoded while minimizing previous information that is forgotten. Neuroscience is a critical approach to understanding which situations are likely ...

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