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.
Christian Hinderer '10 is pursuing an M.D.-Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
The Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience is the premier organization for scientists and physicians who study the brain and the nervous system.
Brain Facts is an excellent 52-page primer on the brain and nervous system, published by the Society for Neuroscience. You can download a copy in pdf format.