Welcome to the Wikiversity Center for Neuroscience, part of the Life Sciences.
Neuroscience is the science of animal nervous systems and exploration of how brains make minds. The Center for Neuroscience is a Wikiversity content development project devoted to learners who want to explore the biology of nervous systems in animals and how they generate animal behavior, cognition and consciousness. Neuroscience includes many subdisciplines specialized for investigation of nervous system structure, development, evolution, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. The Center for Neuroscience works in close collaboration with other Wikiversity development projects such as Psychology, Life Sciences, Statistics, Computer Science and Medicine.
Divisions and Departments 
Divisions and Departments of the School exist on pages in "topic" namespace. Start the name of departments with the "Topic:" prefix; departments reside in the Topic: namespace. Departments and divisions link to learning materials and learning projects. Divisions can link subdivisions or to departments. For more information on schools, divisions and departments look at the Naming Conventions.
- Neurobiology - emphasis on how the cells of the nervous system form neural networks
- Nervous system anatomy
- Evolutionary biology of nervous systems
- Topic:Embryonic development of nervous systems - Postnatal development of the human brain
- Plasticity of nervous systems, learning, memory
- Cellular and molecular components of nervous systems
- Neuropharmacology - drugs and nervous systems
- Nervous system diseases - characterization, prevention, diagnosis, treatment
- Nervous system-machine/prosthetic interface engineering
- Neural basis of behavior and cognition, Cognitive neuroscience
- Biology-inspired artificial intelligence
- Neurophilosophy - philosophy of mind from the biological perspective; scientific study of consciousness
- Psychophysiology - how psychic processes are provided by the nervous system
- Chemistry and consciousness - can biochemical processes account for human conscious experiences?
Courses and learning projects 
Active participants 
The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are. If you are an active participant in this school, you can list your name here (this can help small schools grow and the participants communicate better; for large schools it is not needed).
Center news 
- 16 October 2006 - Center founded!
Related News 
- February 12, 2007 - Scientists are able to identify what a person is looking at by monitoring brainscans.
- February 26, 2007 - Scientists research methods to interface neurons with microtechnology - this leads the way to such things as artificial limbs controlled with the brain.
- July 29, 2007 - Scientists have captured first-time images of the changes in brain cell connections following a common form of learning.
External Links 
- 11th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation - Online videos of the presentations from the 11th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation held at the University of Southern California.
Open source software 
- Neurospaces - Computational neuroscience software