Doctorate students at the Institute of Neurosciences of Castile and Leon (INCYL) at the University of Salamanca try to understand the brain and neurological diseases.

The Doctorate in Neurosciences programme at the University of Salamanca addresses one of the three most fascinating and unknown areas of biomedicine: the study of the brain and the nervous system as a whole, with various lines of investigation corresponding to the laboratories of the Institute of Neurosciences of Castile and Leon (INCYL).

“This is an attractive doctorate programme because it serves to prepare researchers in the study of the brain, the organism least studied until now due to its inherent complexity” says programme director Manuel Sanchez Malmierca. At present there are 31 doctorate students with 10 to 15 new students joining each year.

Manuel Sanchez Malmierca program director PhD in Neurosciences

Manuel Sanchez Malmierca program director PhD in Neurosciences

With regard to other disciplines, we can say that the field of neurosciences is much less developed, making this part of biomedical studies even more fascinating. “We are committed to a noble task, understanding how we think and how we act, but also to another important aspect, which is understanding the foundation for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s”, noted Malmierca.

 Multidisciplinary area

Although it would appear to be a doctorate directly related to studies in the field of biomedicine, the fact is that “coming from other study programmes could be an advantage”, says Malmierca, assuring us that “Neuroscience constitutes a mulutlidisciplinary area in which mathematics or physics are highly important, and must be studied from many points of view”.

Researcher in a lab INCYL

Researcher in a lab INCYL

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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