What is BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE?

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n. the principles of neurobiology as applied in the study of human and animal behavior. It examines the underlying biological processes which result in normal or abnormal behavior. It also assesses and manipulates variables in order to understand the neural circuitry and its behavioral effects.

BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE: "Behavioral Neuroscience attempts to analyze mammalian behavior on the level of neurons and neurotransmitters."

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