Neuroscience, the study of the relationship between the brain and behavior, is one of the most rapidly developing scientific fields, and Kenyon scholars are at its cutting edge.
For example, faculty are currently researching the neurobiology of animal communication systems and emotion, the role of brain chemistry in schizophrenia and depression, and the role of the central nervous system in the ability to taste.
Neuroscience is truly an interdisciplinary field, drawing from the work of psychologists, biologists, chemists, anthropologists and philosophers who have their own perspectives on how the brain affects behavior. More and more, these scholars are working together to answer questions that they couldn't adequately answer from a single disciplinary viewpoint.
Students who wish to study neuroscience have two options: a major or a concentration.