Neuroscience research is one of the most fascinating endeavors in modern science. It investigates the very essence of who we are as individuals. We will focus on basic and translational neuroscience.
The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons that create our perceptions, behaviors, feelings, desires, curiosities, memories and thinking. Our brain is equipped with complex mechanisms, which by integrating sensory signals from different brain regions makes it possible to generate mental representations of the world around us and enable us to react and adapt to the challenging environmental conditions. This impressive job, allocated to the nervous system, remains a major unresolved scientific puzzle of our time.
Neurological and psychiatric disorders and treatments
In memory research, neuroscience tries to solve the riddle of how memories are formed and stored in the brain, and how we recall memories and what goes wrong in the brain when our memory systems become inefficient as we become older. There are many neurological and psychiatric diseases which plague human societies. These conditions are a serious matter of concern for the affected individuals and the loved ones. Further, they also become a huge economical burden on society. By understanding the basic principles that govern brain functions and the pathology that underlie disease onset and progression, we will push major efforts to find ways to treat and cure them.
The multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of neuroscience research
The diverse scientific and medical aspects of neuroscience require an interactive research platform for information exchange.