CogniFit's Science blog: Starting To Understand Neuroscience

Starting To Understand Neuroscience

Neuroscience studies all there is to know about the body’s nervous system. The nervous system is actually the interconnectivity of all the organs in the human body.

It delivers signals back and forth through all of these brain parts through tiny cells called neurons. It is how our brain communicates with the rest of our body.

Neuroscience may just be the most important scientific study done on the human body because it involves the entire body and how it interacts with itself. What we have learned so far from studying Neuroscience and cognitive science is immense. We now understand more about strokes, seizures, and brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

One of the main fields of study in Neuroscience is why humans act the way they do, or more specifically, how behavior and personality is affected by processes in the nervous system. We know that our mood and perception is affected by how these neurons interact with each other in the brain and then carry signals to other nerve endings throughout our body.

If we are able to manipulate this process, we then have the ability to correct certain mood and behavior disorders. The process is so minute and so complex, it is really hard to diagnose and dissect just how things work, and more importantly, why they work the way that they do.

Because of just how complex Neuroscience really is, there are all kinds of specialized branches of Neuroscience too. There are behavioral, cultural, molecular, social, and even neuro-engineers.

At the molecular level, there is a lot going on in the central nervous system. Systems neuroscientists try to learn all that they can about how these neural circuits are formed and how they play a part in different processes like the ability to react on reflex, how we are able to recall things, how we are able to learn new things, and even how or why our body ages.

Neuroscience has come a long way over the last few decade’s thanks in large part to current computers and their ability to work with very large numbers and break things down to microscopic levels. Without the advance in computers we would not be able to understand how the nervous system works and develops.

We still have a lot to learn and understand about the human body, but with enough time and more technology, neuroscience will truly help us save more lives and cure more diseases.