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neuroscience

[noo r-oh-sahy-uh ns, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˈsaɪ əns, ˌnyʊər-/
noun
1.
the field of study encompassing the various scientific disciplines dealing with the structure, development, function, chemistry, pharmacology, and pathology of the nervous system.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; neuro- + science
Related forms
neuroscientific, adjective
neuroscientist, noun
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  • But one of the biggest discoveries in neuroscience in the past few decades is that the brain is remarkably plastic.
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  • The technology involves a complicated marriage of neuroscience and physics.
  • Computer science will play a fundamental role in the future of genetics and neuroscience.
  • Behavioral neuroscience is one of several areas of expertise within the department that focuses on experimental psychology.
  • And religious experience is now the domain of neuroscience as well as of anthropology and history.
  • Working the synapses between neuroscience, culture, and life.
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroscience

neuroscience

/ˈnjʊərəʊˌsaɪəns/
noun
1.
the study of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology of the nervous system
Derived Forms
neuroscientist, noun
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Word Origin and History for neuroscience
n.

1963, from neuro- + science.

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neuroscience in Medicine

neuroscience neu·ro·sci·ence (nur'ō-sī'əns, nyur'-)
n.
Any of the sciences, such as neuroanatomy and neurobiology, that deal with the nervous system.

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