Traversing the hemispheres of the brain and behavior

Poets and writers have surmised about human behavior for centuries, but it wasn’t until the development and popular use of brain-scanning technologies like PET scans, CT scans and MRIs at the end of the 20th century that the field of neuroscience has come into its own with astonishing, new discoveries being announced each day.

Are you a person who often questions, “Is it nature or nurture?” If so, neuroscience will lead you to the answers. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that draws from the knowledge of biology, chemistry, physiology and psychology and seeks to understand the connection between human behavior and human biology, right down to the cellular level.

As a neuroscience major at Susquehanna University, you will have plenty of time in the lab to pursue answers to all your burning questions. And you won’t be alone. All students are supervised by a talented faculty member, who also is asking important questions. Unlike students at large research universities who vie for undergraduate research spots, you are guaranteed one at Susquehanna. Chances are you will be presenting that research at a professional conference, too. Most neuroscience majors do. When it comes time to enter the field or apply for graduate school, your advisor will be with you every step of the way.

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of students are taught by faculty members active in their field

Exciting undergraduate research

Neuroscience major Katt Teles ’24 worked with her faculty mentor to study the neurological consequences of chronic consumption of a high-sugar, high-fat diet. You, too, can make startling discoveries as an undergraduate researcher.

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