Neuroscience

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of study, which examines the nervous system and advances the understanding of human thought, emotion and behavior. Objectives of neuroscientists include: describing the human brain and how it functions normally, determining how the nervous system develops, matures and maintains itself throughout the lifespan and finding ways to prevent, cure or treat symptoms of many debilitating neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders. 

This minor will help provide students with the fundamental knowledge and training needed to pursue careers and post-graduate studies in fields related to cognate science, behavioral medicine, human development and aging, health and disease, rehabilitation, biomedical research, human-machine interactions and many other emerging disciplines. 

The neuroscience minor at Elon requires a minimum of 24 semester hours drawn from a variety of disciplines, including biology, psychology, chemistry, exercise science and computer science, among others. View the minor requirements.

Department News

Elon professor, alum publish research on generation effects in memory

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, a faculty member in the neuroscience program and an associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and Alison Richard '16 conducted empirical research on memory that was recently published in a prestigious scientific journal.

Amy Overman selected to receive a major grant from the NIH

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, is awarded Elon University’s first grant from the National Institutes of Health to study age-related changes in memory. 

From novels to neuroscience, SURE scholars dive deep into research

This year's 53 students participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences program presented mid-summer progress in their work on July 22.

Kathleen Hupfeld '16 Awarded 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Hupfeld is one of six students nationwide to receive the society's Marcus L. Urann Fellowship.

Amy Overman presents research on memory at Cognitive Aging Conference

The associate professor of psychology, faculty member in the neuroscience program and associate director of Elon's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, presented research at the 16th Cognitive Aging Conference held April 14-17, 2016 in Atlanta.

Amy Overman and students present research at NC Cognition Conference

Associate Professor Amy Overman and Elon students Alison Richard '16 and Michelle Stocker '16 presented research at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference.

Amy Overman presents at evidence-based teaching conference

The associate professor of psychology led a session at the Lilly Conference in Austin, Texas, that focused on how empirical neuroscience research can inform teaching practices.