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.
The brain, spinal cord, neurons, and nerves make up the nervous system.
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.
Understanding how the brain and nervous system work can help us understand, prevent, and treat injury and disease and improve health.