Are you interested in learning how we perceive the world around us? What is memory in physical terms? How do we create thoughts, and move accordingly? We each have a kit of electrical machinery constantly functioning enabling us to see, hear, taste, move around, and accomplish all necessary functions to live. To understand these fundamental processes, we have to look at where all these thoughts and perceptions begin: the brain, in the study of neuroscience. Though we still have a lot to learn about the mechanisms that allow us to cognitively appraise ourselves as well as the world around us, we have progressed more in the last 20 years of research than the 200 years before it. If you want to learn more about the neurons, neurotransmitters, and cognitive functions that permit (or at times inhibit) us to live as we do, enroll in Neuroscience 101!
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