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

Amy Overman featured in retirement magazine

The associate professor of psychology was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of the Triad Retirement Resource Guide.

Amy Overman presents research on memory at international conference

The associate professor of psychology shared details of work conducted with a current Elon University senior and a former undergraduate researcher from the Class of 2013.

Amy Overman talks with WFMY on how the brain learns new information

The associate professor of psychology offered a visual explanation to brain function in an April 11, 2014, "Kids Want To Know" segment on the popular Triad news station.

 

Amy Overman shares advice on brain health


 

Concussion Symposium - April 11

Elon BrainCARE will host a symposium on concussions on Friday, April 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Walker Room, Alumni Field House.

Amy Overman presents memory research at conference

The associate professor in the psychology department and the neuroscience program presented at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference on March 29, 2014, hosted by Duke University.

Amy Overman gives professional development talk at Penn State