The Neuroscience program at Virginia Tech takes a very broad view of Neuroscience considering any interactions that are directed or perceived by the nervous system as Neuroscience. For example, any expression of artistry is generated and perceived by brain circuits, as are emotions, motivation, empathy, passion and compassion. Communications between cells, individual organisms, organismal groups and even societies are governed by brain activity.
Whether a student wishes to pursue Neuroscience research in the future or simply acquire this wealth of knowledge, understanding Neuroscience makes us more competent human beings, and provides us skills to be applied to a multitude of careers in art, music, architecture, urban and community planning, law, finance, policy, politics, health care and many other professions.
Students in the School of Neuroscience program learn directly from experts in the field about advances in genetic, cellular, molecular, cognitive and systems Neuroscience. Choose your major from Clinical Neuroscience, Experimental Neuroscience, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Computational and Systems Neuroscience.
Students get to experience a brain computer interface by playing Pong. The movement of the paddle is controlled by a software program that measures alpha waves...
Meet Saket Bikmal, freshman student in Computational and Systems Neuroscience. He is also an entrepreneur co founder of Zenaviv, Inc., a social enterprise that promotes the visual arts of people with autism to corporations and healthcare facilities.
Compilation of student submitted fluorescent micrographs, acquired during the Fall 2018 NEUR:2035 Neuroscience Laboratory course. Coronal mouse brain sections were stained using immunohistochemical techniques to fluorescently label various brain cell types and structures. Neuronal Nuclei(blue), Neurons(red), Astrocytes(green), and NISSL Bodies(yellow). Courtesy of Dr. Kimbrough.
School of Neuroscience is leading a three-year, $2.6 million study looking at the connection between traumatic head injuries and epilepsy. The study, taking part with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and the nonprofit group Citizens United to Cure Epilepsy, is a collaborative effort bringing together a team of Virginia Tech researchers with specific and unique expertise.
Alternative treatments for depression and anxiety
Georgia Hodes talks with Les Sinclair about alternative treatments for depression and anxiety. This was an interview on Oct.8, 2018 with the Charlottesville news radio station News-radio WINA, for the Mental Health Awareness Week.
Targeting the Body to treat the Brain. Georgia Hodes, Assistant Professor in the School of Neuroscience. Talk at the 2018 Pregame Hokietalks event.