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What is th difference between Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

shadowzoidshadowzoid Registered User Posts: 540 Member
edited December 2010 in Science Majors
Is there a difference?

Edit: also, what is the difference between systems neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience

Replies to: What is th difference between Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

  • zapfinozapfino Registered User Posts: 2,832 Senior Member
    Psychology is a much broader field. Cognitive neuroscience is a subfield of psychology that has to do with the neurological correlates of higher=level mental functions, such as memory, language, etc. Psychology includes many other subfields including social psychology, developmental psychology, etc. Systems neuroscience has to do with neural circuits and systems and how these are organized into neural networks. Its level of analysis can range from the cellular and molecular level to whole nervous systems.
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