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A Neuroscientist (sometimes also called a neurobiologist) is an individual who studies the scientific field of neuroscience or any of its related sub-fields. Neuroscience, as a distinct discipline separate from anatomy, neurology, physiology, psychology, or psychiatry, is fairly recent, aided in large part by the advent of newer, faster computing methods and neuroimaging techniques.

These scientists generally work as researchers within a college, university, government agency, or private industry settings.


Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. Nevertheless, it's currently an interdisciplinary science that involves other disciplines such as psychology, computer science, mathematics, physics, philosophy, and medicine. As a result, the scope of neuroscience has broadened to include different approaches used to study molecular biology, neural development, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, evolutionary neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and neurological disorders. The techniques used by neuroscientists have also expanded enormously, from biophysical and molecular studies of individual neurons to brain mapping and imaging of perceptual and motor tasks in the brain. Recent theoretical advances in neuroscience have also been aided by the study of neural networks. The term neurobiology is usually used interchangeably with the term neuroscience, although the former refers specifically to the biology of the nervous system, while the latter refers to the entire science of the nervous system.

Amy, Dr. Beverly Hofstadter and Sheldon have all demonstrated knowledge in this subject. Leonard And his family also would more than likely have some knowledge of this subject, considering his mother does.