NEUROADVANCE Neuroscience News and Global Initiative
It’s time for the global population to reshape the way we think about our health. We so often speak of matters such as heart and cardiovascular health, respiratory health, immunity, and others, but there is simply not enough emphasis on brain health. Nations must engage and educate through neuroscience to bring forth the importance of staying up to date with neuroscience research and advancements in the field that is rapidly changing the world. Our outreach at Neuroadvance is simple: to change the world. Through feeds of neuroscience news and latest research, open public discussions, blog threads, educational videos and lectures, the study of the brain will change the lives of individuals, will change societies, and will change the world.
- Learn: Acquire knowledge about the three pounds of matter inside our crania that control all processes.
- Discover: Explore the vast field of neuroscience and related disciplines while discovering their endless possibilities.
- Inspire: Use one’s own knowledge, tools and skills to inspire and develop others as individuals.
- Discuss: Have the right to freely express one’s opinions and thoughts on topics of discussion, or create discussion to shed light on specific matters.
- Educate: Teach to others important information that is imperative for all in moving forward as individuals and as societies.
Rather than just “neuroscience,” one may hear “the neurosciences” instead. The reference and use of “the neurosciences” is preferable, for there are many subcategories and specializations within the broad field of neuroscience. Within the neurosciences are neurobiology, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, computational neuroscience, neuropsychology, neurophysics, molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurolinguistics, neurolaw, developmental neuroscience, functional neuroscience, evolutionary neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neuroethology, neuroimmunology, educational neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, neuropsychopharmacology, psychoneuroimmunology, cognitive neuroscience, social neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, neuropathology, neuroradiology, integrative neuroscience, affective neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cultural neuroscience, neuroengineering, neuroimaging, neuroheuristics, neuroinformatics, and paleoneurology, to name a few… As you can see, there are a lot of specializations within the discipline of neuroscience, hence the more apt reference of “the neurosciences” rather than the broad “neuroscience.” Specificity is a wonderful thing.
The numerous specializations that are the neurosciences each constitute their own differences and similarities with other subcategories of neuroscience, as well as with other disciplines in general such as medicine, mathematics, science, and many more. It is reasonable to have so many specializations for the study of the most complex thing in the universe. Neuroscience is not traditionally a subject taught in educational systems. However, over the past decade or so, a number of universities world-wide have introduced a major program in neuroscience. They are select, indeed, but they have been introduced nonetheless. And there we are again with the whole difference between “neuroscience” and “the neurosciences.” This is predictable, however, since public education in neuroscience is still in its youth and therefore lacks that level of specificity desired for neuroscience parlance. As mentioned, only recently has neuroscience been introduced as a major program of study in universities, but in the same manner that neuroscience is evolving as a whole, it is certain that public education in neuroscience will evolve such that more of the disciplines will be taught in many more schools in the future. Further, though many categories of neuroscience are not offered as a major program, many are discussed and explored in other neuroscience and biology- and physiology-oriented programs and courses. In essence, the neurorevolution is not only prevalent in science and medicine, but it is changing the entire world in all industries and in all ways.
“The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.” – Wilder Penfield