Neuroscience has two primary goals: to understand and explain the physical basis of behaviour and consciousness; and to understand and treat diseases of the nervous system such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Neuroscience addresses critical questions such as:
- How do we sense and perceive the world around us?
- How do we generate our movements and actions?
- How is the brain modified as we learn and remember?
- What molecules do nerves utilise to send their signals?