UChicago creates undergraduate major in neuroscience

Undergraduates drawn to developing artificial intelligence, finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease or understanding human memory will have a new academic path at the University of Chicago. The Biological Sciences Division recently won approval for a new major in neuroscience, giving students in the College an opportunity to focus on the brain and nervous system. Neurobiology Professor Peggy Mason will serve as director of the major. “Neuroscience is what makes us go. It drives all behavior. It can explain most of what goes on in my life from when I get up to when I go to sleep,” Mason said. A factor in adding the major was demand for a neuroscience offering among students already in the College as well as prospective students. In recent days Mason has heard via…


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