Important topics

About Neuroscience and Cognition

The neurosciences comprise a vast, multidisciplinary field aimed at understanding normal and pathological brain functions. It is this multidisciplinary character that makes the neurosciences so very interesting and challenging.

To be able to plan experiments, collect, interpret and analyse data in this field and to get an idea of how the brain really functions, you need to know how to combine information from the different disciplines. Such a common action as seeing provides a clear example of the complexity of neuroscience: when you see something familiar many different things occur in your brain – cognition, since you recognise it; plasticity of neurons, since you remember; signal transduction, what you see has to be "translated"; behaviour, you act on what you see.

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