Neuroscience is the scientific study of the structure and function of the nervous system. A minor in Neuroscience allows students to examine the brain and how it functions, the relationship between the brain and behavior, and explore one of the most compelling scientific frontiers in understanding ourselves and our actions.

Steering Committee

  • Assistant Professor Jessica A. Siegel, Psychology, Chair
  • Associate Professor Helen V. Bateman, Psychology
  • Professor John R. Palisano, Biology
  • Assistant Professor Bethel Sharma, Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor Elise A. Kikis, Biology

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Graduation 2015 (and 2014)
May 14, 2015
2 received their B.A. or B.S. with a Neuroscience Minor Field of Study on May 10, 2015; in 2014 the first four individuals received degrees with a Minor in Neuroscience.
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Methamphetamine research review published in an online journal
April 28, 2015
Senior Jordan Buck and Assistant Professor Jessica Siegel have published “The effects of adolescent methamphetamine exposure” in Frontiers in Neuroscience.
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Neuroscience at Scholarship Sewanee 2015
April 28, 2015
Four of the posters and one oral presentation at the April 24, 2015, Scholarship Sewanee involved neuroscience research, broadly construed. As befits a liberal arts college, neuroscience minors also participated in two posters and one oral presentation in other fields.
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