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What is the difference between Neuroscience and Neurobiology?

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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Olivia,

I hope you are doing well. Biology is a general term which focuses on the study of life and has many subdivisions. The same thing can be said about Neuroscience because you can study the chemical, psychological, and even behavioral aspect of the nervous system. Neuroscience is the general term used to study the nervous system in terms of structure and function. Neurobiology is more specific and looks at the biology behind the nervous system. I hope this adds some clarification between the two.

Here is a link provided by Georgetown University explaining the specifics on Neuroscience:

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Ashley Garcia

This is great thank you Ms. Garcia, I hope you are doing well too! Olivia C.

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Olivia’s Answer

Hello Olivia!

That's a great question. Simply put, neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and the brain. On the other hand, neurobiology is focused on studying the nervous system and biological brain function in humans as well as animals.

However, both of these fields study neurons so it can be easy to become confused sometimes :)

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Olivia D.

Hi Ms. Delgado! Thank you for your answer I appreciate it :) Olivia C.

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Mei Ling’s Answer

Neuroscience, also known as Neural Science, is the study of how the nervous system develops, its structure, and what it does. ... However, neurobiology looks at the biology of the nervous system, while neuroscience refers to anything to do with the nervous system. The link below explains the major branches of modern Neuro Science:

Thank you for the info Ms. Taylor! Olivia C.

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Abril Gabriela’s Answer

Hi Olivia ! When I was about to choose a career in psychology I didn´t think about searching for my own information and that twelve years ago... Now with the internet and electronic books and articles you can definitely find by yourself the definition and see if that matches with your prefferences.

Try looking in different science recommended websites like MIT news.

In my experience the more you search for informations and suggestions from professionals in the field, the best approach and idea you will have.

When I was studying psychology I was really interested in Neuropschology... Try looking at different perspectives :)

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Hi Ms. Gabriela, thank you so much for your help! How does Neuropsychology differ? Olivia C.