Director: Mary Harrington
Neuroscience is the study of nervous systems, touching diverse fields such as biology, psychology, biochemistry, philosophy, and computer science. Students of neuroscience are also diverse. For example, some students are primarily interested in questions of how consciousness arises from the human brain, while others become fascinated with molecular aspects of neurons, others with the development of these complex neural systems, and still others with the origins of social behavior. Neuroscience students at Smith receive excellent preparation for a wide range of careers including research, medicine, biotechnology, pharmacology, and a variety of other careers. The breadth of neuroscience encourages learning about many areas of science.