n Mental Health Matters - Neuroscience in SA : what's happening?

Volume 3, Issue 2
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Why neuroscience? For many years, scientists were happily working in their own specialist areas, developing approaches to studying the brain. In the last two decades there's been an unprecedented movement to break down these walls, work together and learn from each other. This has culminated into the field of neuroscience, and the reason this area is important is because it's helping us understand the connection between our human experience and biology (i.e. the mind-body connection). According to Professor Matthew Wood at Oxford University, Honorary Professor at University of Cape Town and co-director of the Oxford Centre for Neuromuscular Science, "Neuroscience is the new frontier of medical research, and excited for this initiative to integrate findings from the laboratory, clinic and community so that clinicians and researchers can collaborate to offer a rapid translation of contemporary treatment options."

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