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Neuroscience and BehaviorMultidisciplinary Program

neuroscienceandbehavior.vassar.edu

This multidisciplinary program applies the perspectives and techniques of biology and psychology to the study of the brain and behavior. Neuroscientists examine how the interactions of the brain, body, and environment contribute to animal (including human) behavior. They study the structure and function of the nervous system, the development and evolution of neural and behavioral systems, and interactions among behavior, environment, physiology, and heredity. Academic options include courses in neuroscience proper as well as in both parent departments, field work, in-depth research, and independent work. A senior seminar is required.