Utrecht University’s Master's in Neuroscience and Cognition is an international research Master's that trains multidisciplinary neuroscientists who are equipped to face the challenges of modern neuroscience research.
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The international Master's in Neuroscience and Cognition at Utrecht University will give you insight in the fundamental principles of the field. You will be trained to practice neuroscience research in a multidisciplinary team.
The neurosciences comprise a vast, multidisciplinary field of research that works to understand normal and pathological brain function. This interdisciplinary character makes the neuroscience and cognition field intriguing and challenging, offering you scope to investigate numerous areas of brain functioning. You will develop the ability to synthesise information from different disciplines in order to plan experiments; to collect, interpret, and analyse data; and to better understand how the brain functions.
For all this, you need to know how to combine information from mutiple disciplines. A basic function, such as sight, can demonstrate the complexity of neuroscience. Many elements of the brain and other processes are involved when you see something familiar, including cognition (the ability to recognise something), plasticity of neurons (the ability to remember), signal transduction (“translating” what you see), and behaviour (acting because of what you see).