Neuroscience studies the nervous system, not only at the level of its biological functioning, but also of advancing the understanding of the diseases that affect it. The neuroscience program of IDIBELL studies neurological, neurodegenerative, neurometabolic, and psychiatric diseases. It also investigates the molecular and cellular bases of neurotransmission and brain plasticity.
It is explained by Dr. Francisco Ciruela.
IDIBELL’s young scientists turn into science YouTubers. Stand-up Science is an initiative that seeks to promote dissemination and improve the researchers’ communication skills. It is promoted by the City Council (Territorial Specialisation and Competitiveness Projects, PECT) together with IDIBELL, and in collaboration with Torre Barrina.
In this video, you’ll understand what Parkinson’s disease is, what neutrotransmitters such as dopamine are, what role they play in Parkinson’s disease, how neurons communicate with each other, how you are able to interpret the world and learn, and how far the current treatments for Parkinson’s disease go.
EXPERIMENT 1: Protecting the brain: cerebrospinal fluid
EXPERIMENT 2: The senses: taste