Neurology (or neurobiology) is a science which studies the functioning, development, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of the nervous system. One of the subdivisions of neurology is cognitive science, which is commonly used in psychology and psychopathology.
Neurobiology is a result of integration of many other disciplines related to human (or animal) biology and medicine - physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry, pharmacy. All these disciplines (with an emphasis in nervous system) combined into a new science fields with a specific subject and topics. No one can say exactly which year is the year of rise of neurobiology - research and work with nervous system has been established by many scientists in many areas - for example, physiologist Pavlov, who worked with physiology of dog nervous system.
One of the difficulties of neurology is that contemporary neurobiology does not have a complete theory of the nervous system, which would give a coherent, logical and consistent idea of how the brain of human beings and animals functions. The brain and the nervous system have not yet been fully studied, but there are very extensive factual data, sufficient for some empirical generalizations. That is why a lot of scientists who have chosen a neurology area decide to start research practice instead of clinical practice - there is still a lot of unexplored ahead.
Students who decided to connect their life with neurobiology need to complete a good undergraduate degree in Biology or Medicine - undergraduate study programs in Neurology are not very common. After completing a degree, they can apply for a Master study program in Neurology - for example, Clinical Neurology in University College London, or Neurobiology in University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Use our Search button to find more interesting study programs.