How The Field Of Neuroscience Developed As Well As Gain

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The History of Neuroscience
In this section, you will get an overview of how the field of neuroscience developed as well as gain some insight into why it is important in your daily life.
How neuroscience developed
Today most of us are aware that there is a close connection between how our brains function and how we behave in daily life. Our brain, which has developed throughout life based on individual and shared experiences, impacts everything from our personalities to our senses to which professional roles best suit us. Our brains also regulate systemic functions like breathing and how we respond to pain. One area of the brain, the pituitary gland, regulates many of the hormones our bodies need to function normally. While they have not always been seen as inseparable, the sciences of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurology are increasingly intertwined with areas of the social sciences - particularly cognitive psychology - which deals with how we process information. The combination of these once distinct disciplines, all related to the myriad functions of the human brain, have converged as a multi-disciplinary field known as neuroscience.
Anatomy in neuroscience
Long before recorded history, about 10,000 years ago, the skulls of some individuals were opened up, sometimes while the individual was still living, but often after death. No one knows for sure why these operations occurred but scientists agree that the existence of these procedures points to an…
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