WHAT IS NEUROSCIENCE?
A multi-disciplinary branch of biology, neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. The scope of neuroscience has broadened over time to include different approaches used to study the nervous system at different scales using various techniques.
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary science that works closely with other disciplines and focuses on medical aspects of the nervous system. There are various fields that focus on different aspects, but they often overlap.
With the progress in the field of neuroscience, its scope has widely broadened and now includes various other approaches of study, such as structural, molecular, cellular, functional, developmental, evolutionary, computational, and various other medical aspects related to the nervous system. There are various fields in neuroscience, the most popular ones include:
Affective Neuroscience: In this branch, scientific research is done using lab animals. Using animals as test subjects, researchers observe the behavior of neurons parallel to the emotions they feel.
Behavioral Neuroscience: Scientific study of biological bases of behavior. This covers observing how the brain controls behavior.
Cellular Neuroscience: Holistic study of neurons that includes their physiological properties.
Clinical Neuroscience: Covers all kinds of disorders related to the nervous system. It is different from Psychiatry.
The Dept. of Neurosciences at Mediheal Hospitals provides a thorough assessment and therapeutic interventions for diverse neurological conditions such as Brain Injury, Stroke, Epilepsy, Spinal Disorders, and conditions related to Neuro-oncology. The facility is equipped with sophisticated instrumentation and technology for diagnosing and treating even the most complicated neurological conditions. Our team of highly experienced Neurologists and Neurosurgeons are renowned in the field for their superior knowledge and skills.
Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of
disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems.
The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions: Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous System.
Central Nervous System deals with the brain and spinal cord, while Peripheral Nervous System deals with all other neural elements, such as the eyes, ears, skin, and other receptors.
A Neurosurgeon) may provide either surgical or non-surgical care depending on the nature of the injury or illness.
Adult Neurology deals with the management and diagnosis of neurological conditions in adults, whereas Pediatric Neurology deals with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in newborns, children, infants, and adolescents. When someone gets diagnosed with a neurological condition, many times, medications are not effective and neurosurgery is the only option. Pediatric neurosurgery requires a
special kind of specialization, as it deals with neurosurgery on infants, newborns, etc.