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A medical expert friend of ours is a cancer health care provider. Next to the cancer clinic where he works is a large research building with a huge sign on the front, “Institute of Neuroscience Research.” He said that despite his working with medicine and research, and daily walking past this Institute, he’s not really sure what neuroscience is. He reviewed our site and encouraged us to provide this bit of explanation.
A Central Question that People Ask Us – What is Neuroscience?
Neuroscience is an area of medical science that is intriguing, fascinating, and almost everyone puts neuroscience to work in their daily lives. Here’s what we mean. Do you like coffee? Or tea? Many people do. Let’s expand the list a bit, maybe add beer, wine, and whiskey, cigarettes and cigars, and throw in marijuana, too. If you count up all the people on our blue planet that enjoy at least one item in this list, it’s about everybody. That is, it’s a rare person anywhere on earth that does not use and enjoy one or more of these common drinks or smokes. People like using these substances because they help us or make us feel good.
Because, you see, this is neuroscience. Neuroscience is the study of your nervous system and its supporting medical science. And the pharmacology of what changes your nervous system, including your brain, to help you or make you feel good. The caffeine in coffee and the theophylline in tea, the ethanol in your beer and wine, the nicotine in your cigarette, and the tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol in your marijuana. So, you see, it turns out that you and almost every other person loves the effect of neuropharmacology and medical neuroscience.
You just didn’t know it.
It is true that pain syndromes also fall within the neuroscience therapeutic areas, for example, neuropathic pain, diabetic neuropathy, shingles and post herpetic neuralgia, multiple sclerosis pain, and spinal radiculopathies, among others. At this time we have not included pain syndromes on the site.
One of our site’s advisors, Dennis William Pyritz, RN, BA, BSN, 1947 – 2019. Dennis was an oncology nurse in Indianapolis and a volunteer with the International Union Against Cancer (IUCC), for whom he traveled the world to teach oncology nursing courses to nurses in developing countries. He will be missed by all who knew him.
ClinicalTrials.gov, National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)