Research is a constant in the life of a neuroscience major and it can come in many forms. At Hamilton, senior neuroscience majors do an intensive research project and there is also opportunity to conduct collaborative summer research with a faculty member.
Students and faculty members often co-author papers that are presented at national conferences and published in leading scholarly journals. In recent years students have published in such journals as “Behavioral Neuroscience” and “Experimental Brain Research,” and they have been authors of presentations at the annual meetings of the Society of Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Psychonomic Society, Organization for Human Brain Mapping and the Neurobiology of Language Conference.
Top neuroscience majors may be selected for the Senior Fellowship Program, in which up to seven Hamilton students undertake a major research project under the supervision of two or more faculty members. Recent senior fellows in neuroscience have studied octopamine and single neurons.