Welcome to Neuroscience

“Neuro 205 was the first class in college that I was excited to study for.”

Welcome to Neuroscience

“Neuroscience seemed to allow for more options after graduation than other majors did.”

Welcome to Neuroscience

“I loved my internship experience as I really enjoyed doing lab work, especially lab work with clinical implications. My internship really confirmed how excited I am to do an MD/PhD.”

Welcome to Neuroscience

“The Neuroscience program was great. The material was so interesting. It is very cutting edge, and it provided courses necessary for MCAT/PCAT/Professional School.”

Welcome to Neuroscience

"I chose Neuroscience because of my interest in the brain and the nervous system after recovering from a traumatic brain injury. It also offered the courses necessary to pursue PA graduate school.”

Welcome to Neuroscience

“Neuroscience is the most fascinating life science, where there is still so much to learn and there are vast implications for humanity.”

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Feeling lonely? How to stop social media from making you feel isolated

Social isolation now influences a significant portion of the U.S. adult population and there is evidence the prevalence rates are increasing, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, testified before the U.S. Senate Aging Committee last year. "We are facing a loneliness epidemic," she noted.

BYU researchers look to acupuncture for treating addiction

Research led by BYU psychology professor Scott Steffensen is showing that acupuncture can have a very real impact at the neurological level, better helping those recovering from addiction.

BYU study: Why people with insomnia don't know they're asleep

A recent study by BYU psychology professor Daniel Kay suggests a dysfunction in the inhibition process could be what causes those with insomnia to have a hard time fully falling asleep.

Neuroscience contest mixes science, art, religion

BYU neuroscience students recently used their artistic abilities to express their views on their field while competing in a contest to decorate the center's recently remodeled walls.

Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress, study finds

Exercise protects vital memory and learning functions

BYU neuroscientists identify how brain cells in adolescent mice are modified by marijuana

A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain's reward center, at the cellular level.



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