With permission by Dr. Nicolas Rougier
To understand how the nervous system functions is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time and of utmost importance to improve health in our society. Abnormal development as well as diseases and injuries of the nervous system often lead to severe, lifelong disability and great suffering for the patient and family. These conditions also account for a major part of ill-health in our society. The Department of Neuroscience is committed to research and education about the nervous system. Our research aims to increase our knowledge about normal nervous system functions and our understanding of mechanisms underlying abnormal development, diseases and injuries of the nervous system, as well as to develop improved treatments for these conditions.