What is Neuroscience and how is it related to Social work.
Neuroscience is the study of the brain and it contributes to the future of social work in several different ways. It focuses on the structure, function and development of the nervous system and the brain (Patterson & Vakili, 2014). For example, Rogers (2016), explains that the brain cell, a lower primitive structure, makes up the base of the brain, which regulates psychological functions such as sleep, temperature, heart rate. Understanding how the endocrine system sends and receives signals in our body, illustrates that neuroscience provides social workers with the knowledge of how the brain contributes to human development (Green & McDermott, 2014). Knowing all the neurological processes of the brain can explain how the brain process information from our environment (Rogers, 2016). First and foremost, neuroscience can help social workers to understand the role of the brain in human development and behavior. It gives social workers the knowledge of how the brain is formed before birth, how it functions in adulthood and how it contributes to the study of mental disorders (Eagan et al. 2011 pp. 270). Social worker’s clientele are faced with poverty daily. A social worker who studies neuroscience, will understand that a person experiencing poverty is at risk for brain development. According to Eagan et al. (2011), “infants living in poverty are likely to live in stressful, chaotic, unstimulating, and unsafe