Proposed School of Neuroscience expected to attract large interest from undergraduates

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 11, 2015 &#8211 Virginia Tech’s proposed School of Neuroscience promises to be a unique program in the nation, one that will study not only disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, but also the mind itself, including decision-making, behavior, and creativity. The proposed school, to be housed in the College of Science and headed by neuroscientist Harald Sontheimer, was approved Monday by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. It will now go to the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia, which is expected to consider the school’s approval during the first quarter of 2016. The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia approved neuroscience as an undergraduate degree program in 2014, where it was based in the college’s Academy of Integrated…


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