Research in Neurology and Neuroscience in Canada
Research opportunities for students studying Neurology and Neuroscience.
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Neurology and Neuroscience Research Areas and Disciplines
Neuroscience research usually involves either animal or human experimentation, and usually integrates research from a range of fields, including medical research, psychology, molecular biology, animal behavior and physiology, chemistry, and epidemiology.
Clinical areas of active research include a range of diseases such as depression, Parkinson's disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and the recovery from traumatic injury. A common area of study is that of acquired brain injuries from trauma such as car accidents. In some cases the blood vessels within the brain can be affected which can lead to future problems. Researchers are studying the changes that can occur in personality and capacity after such events and attempting to understand the underlying biology so as to better treat head trauma victims.
Other researchers are studying consciousness. Some individuals with very different brain structures show different electromagnetic correlates that are associated with their ability to discern stimuli others cannot detect. This can perhaps explain the altered states reported by practitioners of mystical traditions as well as "paranormal" phenomena. As well, the electromagnetic basis of consciousness appears to involve cohesive waves of electromagnetic fields. Researchers have found that the electromagnetic source of consciousness may actually exist within the 10 cm region outside of and surrounding the cranium.
Scientists are also studying magnetic fields in the nervous system as a proxy for the application of various neurological drugs. By experimenting with the types and strength of magnetic fields, they hope to affect the brain without the use of drugs or by reducing drug dosages. Recent discoveries include the fact that weak magnetic fields can reduce depression in patients who had sustained acquired brain injuries.
Study and Work in Neurology and Neuroscience in Canada
Study Neurology and Neuroscience in Canada
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Neurology and Neuroscience Admission Requirements
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