Neuroscience

Departmental Website

https://www.eiu.edu/neuroscience/

Overview

Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing disciplines in all of science, thanks to the continuous advancement in medical technology that is allowing us to learn more about the brain and integrate its function (or dysfunction) with behavior and cognition. The breakthroughs in neuroscience have led - and will continue to lead - to some of the most important developments in a wide range of fields, such as cognitive sciences, medicine, psychology, law, engineering, education, and public policy.

The field of neuroscience is the study of the nervous system at different levels of interest - from molecules to cells, networks, the brain and entire body - and through the perspective of different disciplines. The focus is on the organization, development, and function of the nervous system, and how this relates to behavior and cognition, and disorders of the same. This proposed program will provide students with comprehensive foundational knowledge in neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience, while exposing them to hands-on-research experience and nurturing the development of analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers and graduate training in this and related fields.

The Neuroscience Major provides students with comprehensive foundational knowledge on the organization, development, and function of the nervous system, and how this relates to cognition and behavior, and disorders of the same. The program emphasizes the perspective of different disciplines and the exposure of the students to hands-on research experience. The curriculum is designed to nurture the development of analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills, and to prepare students for careers and graduate training in neuroscience and related fields.

Faculty Listing

https://www.eiu.edu/neuroscience/faculty.php

Neuroscience, Physical Science 1153
Contact Name: Dr. John H. Mace
Contact Email: jhmace@eiu.edu
Web: https://www.eiu.edu/neuroscience/