Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, and networks of nerve cells, or neurons, throughout the body. NICHD supports a wide range of neuroscience research, especially related to development and rehabilitation.
Neuroscience examines everything from the inside of cells to cell networks to behavior. It seeks to understand how people move, mature, learn, and more.
What are the parts of the nervous system?
The brain, spinal cord, neurons, and nerves make up the nervous system.
What does the nervous system do?
The nervous system plays a role in nearly every aspect of our health and well-being by enabling us to think and feel, learn and remember, move, breathe, and more.
Why should scientists study neuroscience?
Understanding how the brain and nervous system work can help us understand, prevent, and treat injury and disease and improve health.
What are some different areas of neuroscience?
Some branches of neuroscience research include developmental, behavioral, and molecular.
NICHD Neuroscience Research Information
NICHD conducts and supports neuroscience research on a range of topics, including rehabilitation, development, and disease.
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NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical neuroscience research projects.
Links to websites of groups that study or provide information about neuroscience-related topics.