Training the brains that explore brains: Experts call for change in neuroscience education

IMAGE: Key recommendations were published in Neuron by a team of leading neuroscientists. view more Credit: University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Call them the Brain Generation — the tens of thousands of college and graduate students working toward degrees in neuroscience, and the high school students who want to join them someday. They’ve grown up in a time when exciting new discoveries about the brain come out every day, fueled by a revolution in scientific tools during their short lives. And that has fueled a boom in students choosing to work toward a neuroscience degree. But even as they study and train, they’re worried about their futures – and whether they’ll get to use their brains to the fullest in a time of tight research funding. Top senior neuroscientists…


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