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Before there was a major in neuroscience and behavior, Avery Krein majored in preveterinary science (BS '07). She did an independent study on salamander aggression and sensory cues. She is now in veterinary school in Pomona, CA.
Major in Neuroscience and Behavior
What’s great about the UNH Neuroscience and Behavior Program?
- Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing scientific fields and the discoveries that are being made today are having an immediate and significant impact on society
- This major is a great way to combine interests in neurobiology and animal behavior
- Good preparation for medical school and veterinary school as well as for graduate programs in neuroscience or behavioral ecology
- New major at UNH and with the exception of the program at UVM, the only one of its kind in New England
- Offers opportunities to do research in animal learning and cognition, attention control, effects of stress, hormones and behavior of parental care, lobster behavior and physiology and many other topics
Midline thalamus is the most common site of pathology that is known to cause global amnesia in human patients. The precise locus of damage responsible for these memory deficits remains to be identified and there is no effective treatment for these disorders. Professor Robert Mair and his students study memory and related cognitive functions in the rat to learn about the neurological basis of thalamic amnesia.