What is Applied Neuroscience?
Neuroscience is defined as the study of the brain and nervous system. The human brain is arguably the most complex organism in the universe; consequently, unlocking its mysteries is no small task. The knowledge the field of neuroscience has accumulated over the years is fascinating in its own right; however, the information doesn’t really help us until we can use it to solve real world problems. The term applied neuroscience refers to just that: taking the general knowledge we’ve learned and applying it to specific, individual problems to find the best possible solutions. For example, by using what we know about how the human brain pays attention, we can better identify what might be disrupting this process as well as the most helpful, effective ways to correct it.