Neuroscientists research and explore the brain, spinal cord and nervous system and develop treatments for a range of neurological issues. These include studying the brain’s role in mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia, the impact of trauma such as a stroke or head injury on the brain, or the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as epilepsy, motor neuron disease or Alzheimer’s disease.
Attributes: imaginative, patient and curious
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Cliona Kelly who is a neuroscientist, a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about neurobiologist, Dr Aarti Sehdev and a downloadable slideshow about neurophysiologist, Danielle Johnson. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.