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  Oct 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Pomona College Catalog

Neuroscience


Associate Professor Karl Johnson, department chair

Professors Lewis, Weekes
Associate Professors Johnson, Levin
1, Parfitt
Assistant Professors Glater
3, Saptute3
Assistant Professor and Director King
Visiting Assistant Professor Rudolph
Anne Tessier, academic coordinator

 

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and its relationship to mental processes and behavior. The study of neuroscience has revolutionized the fundamental way in which we think about what it means to be human. Because many of the emerging approaches to understanding brain function require a firm foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics and computer science, students majoring in neuroscience are required to take basic courses in a wide variety of science disciplines.

Neuroscience not only serves as an intersection between traditional disciplines but has become a discipline in its own right. As such, it changes the way in which we approach the disciplines on which it was founded. Neuroscientists study such issues as the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal function, nervous system structure, how systems of neurons process information, the way in which functions are represented in the brain, the evolutionary development of the nervous system and neural correlation of behavior and mechanisms of nervous system disorders. The Neuroscience Major prepares students for graduate study in neuroscience, medicine and for other careers that benefit from a solid foundation in science.

1On leave fall 2017 2On leave spring 2018 3On leave 2017-18
     

 

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