Jun 132014
 

Question by ahahathatsfunny: I know what I want to study, but what to major in?
Im interested in researching and studying mental diseases and disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s, and such…but I’m not sure if this means that I should major in neurosciences or psychology?
Thanks :)

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Answer by SassySarah
behavioral neuroscience

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Apr 122014
 

Question by Sridhar: Must he study Science and Mathematics?
I might have asked this question to a narrower audience, but I am too lazy to search such a forum. I apologise to all those for whom this message is a bother.

I know a 12 standard (grade) student studying in Chennai, India. The question he has is – Must he have the science and mathematics in his 12th, if he wants to do a graduate degree in Science in India. (B Sc. Physics, or Bsc. Maths.)

Second Question –
Are Science and Maths required if he wants to join the Indian Airforce?

(Again, I apologise to the majority to whom this question might be irrelevant. Maybe you can tell me if this is possible in your country / university.)

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Answer by lexie
I’m not completely sure I understand the school system you are refering to. In my experience a 12th grader would benefit from the extra science and math courses if he intents to continue in that field as a graduate student.

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Feb 042014
 

Question by Aurora Sun: Courses to study for a neuroscience major?
I plan to study neuroscience at a large 4 year public university after I transfer from a community college.

Right now I take:
a req. English course-3 cred
A college level math course (Not Calculus)-3 cred
General Psychology-3 cred
Biology-4 cred

Am I somewhat on the right track?

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Answer by carolyn
AS,
Get a catalog for CC & 4- Yr transfer school.
Dovetail the Core Requirements to make sure the classes have similar Class descriptions. (Available at their bookstores)
•Read: College Survival & Success Skills 101 by Marianne Ragins.
•Look at www.NIH.gov for governments grants & scholarships.
•You’ll need Paid Internships/Fellowships. (Wetfeet.com/ Intetnshipqueen.com)
•Get a Livescribe Computer Pen (.00/ refurbished) use Evernote App to take notes & organize.
•Read: Debt-Free U by Zac Bissonnette.
•Contact Admissions officer at the 4-yr school and ask her if you are on the right track.
•1 semester before you transfer, submit paperwork. If you are missing anything you have time to course correct.
•Spend 1 summer overseas. use financial aid to pay for it.
•Apply for 100-500 scholarships. Really!
•Make sure you do not over spend on your education. Stay away from private & parent plus student loans. Use government loans only. Really!
•Create a “Brand” for yourself. See: moo.com. Create a student calling card.
Learn to “Network” read: A Foot in the Door by Katharine Hansen.

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Nov 212013
 

Question by Mighty Warrior: How to study science in my own time?
I’m much more of a philosophy nut than a science guy, as I understand the former far more easily than the latter, although both interest and intrigue me, and I can have discussions on both.

The problem being that, as much as I’d love to be more educated in science in general (mostly physics and astronomy (which I’m already somewhat familiar with), but also most other fields such as chemistry, biology and anthropology), it’s difficult for me to learn considering it seems a lot more applied and concrete than philosophy, which can largely be done without empirical knowledge or objective facts (and I *certainly* do not want to make that sound like a bad thing). I realize that, especially when it comes to contemporary physics, there is an overlap between these two fields I’m interested in, such as in the cases of thought experiments, and that before Descartes and Galileo, science and philosophy were the same thing (philosophy etymologically meaning “the love of knowledge”, so this is understandable).

I’ve been thinking about reading on classical (Newtonian) mechanics and possibly even on some of Leibniz’s works considering I’m already familiar with his philosophical and theological ideas, but I feel like that would be jumping head-first into something too complicated, so where should I start? Even reading a children’s book could work for me, although I’m a resident in college so ideally, I’d like online sources or books I can get at a college library. I’m in a music program (which I LOVE), if that helps at all.

Thanks in advance.

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Answer by Jason
Khan Academy has some nice free tutorials about basic sciences; particularly biology and physics. It is mostly math-based but it does have some science topics as well. The YouTube channel Minute Physics is nice too; especially for boiling complex topics down to the essentials. Udacity and EdX have a few science classes you can take for free online. For biology, UC Berkeley has the best tutorials on the internet for learning evolutionary theory.

If you enjoy the challenge of reading the classics, I recommend “On the Shoulders of Giants” edited by Stephen Hawking. It is a massive book, but it’s gold for a science geek. It is a compendium of translations of the original “great works” of physics including the original publications by Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and Einstein. It’s a brick of a book but fascinating to read not just *about* Newton’s laws, but to see the actual, original derivations of the equations, etc. If you enjoy the philosophy of science, you will probably enjoy this book.

Hope that gets you started. :)

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Oct 282013
 

Question by S: What should I study (computer science/physics)?
Should I study computer and information science or physics? I by far prefer physics, but I think it would be too difficult for me. I know I would regret not even trying, but I would also regret wasting a year.

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Answer by Dr. Innovation
Only you know if you can be happy doing CS. I started Physics and switched to CS. Programming was not the part of CS I liked, it was(is) modeling building and research on new algorithms. The intro. courses are not indicative of what CS really is.

The career path for CS is better. Despite all the news about CS and IT job offshoring and occasional layoffs, there are way more (like 10x) CS jobs than physics jobs. You never hear of company shipping 500 physics jobs oversees, because almost no one hires 500 physicists.

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Jul 052013
 

Question by Brunii: Where on the internet can i find videos to help me study for my science 10 final exam?
I am a visual learner and when i watch videos, they help me to study better. So can someone please give me a url or something for videos to help me study. If you dont already no, in science 10 we learned physics, biology, clamatographs, things like that. So can someone please help me out.

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Answer by fare5600
good question i used youtube to help me out for biology it workes and helps alot

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May 122013
 

Question by MMS: What science bracket does the study of Atoms fall into?
Okay a weird and possibly obvious question but what science bracket, out of Physics, Chemistry or Biology, dose the study of atoms fall into? By study of Atoms i mean things like there structure and behavior.

I’m asking because i have two different revisions books, made by different company’s, one which says Atoms are chemistry, another saying its physics. The same is for the web, all saying different things.

So yeah, if you could clear this up i would be grateful! =]

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Answer by Maxwell
atoms fall under physics and chemistry, both atoms, atomic structure and behavior are all involved, for example how electrons behave in an electric current (physics) and the atomic structure of specific elements (chemistry)

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Apr 222013
 

Question by Fredastare: What do i have to study to get involved with the development of artificial intelligence?
im interested in career of developing artificial intelligence.i dont know what courses to do to set me on that track
i wanted to know what to study, not bible nonsense

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Answer by wild-man of Borneo
Easy.
Look in the real world.
Decode this lyrics ” Say you say me”
That is what we had been doing all along all this while in time.
On how to create artificial intelligence in time.
What they did was to get the Book of the Dead.
Then hit each and every child hard on the head with the Book of the Dead.
In time will have all the defective, malfunction humanoids filled with artificial intelligence that function like a desk-top too in time.
Sooner will have all the I-Robots with A.I. all over the town walking the streets with some of them being short-circuited that self destruct in time.
Look around may be we are one of them too without being aware of it being expose after the mystery of us-911 in time.
How does it feel like to be a desk-top walking in the street with garbage in and garbage out in time?
Who was the educated idiots with self lack of knowledge and total loss of IQ in creating their own children to be a desk-top in time?
With self lack of knowledge and total loss of IQ do not even know how to create their own little ones, own children, own generation, own tribe, own community and children of all tribes of different community to be human intelligent to be the Son of God but kick them all on the butts to be a desk-top as Son of a dirty old man from someone else graveyards in time.
Luke 6.39-40,41-45,46-49
What do you think?

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Feb 252013
 

Question by BenBC: What field combines philosophy and psychology to study emotions, values, and behaviors?
Cognitive science is the best fit I’ve seen so far, but it seems to focus more on the “mechanics” of living (linguistics, perception, memory). I would like to focus more on emotions, values, and behaviors from a philosophical standpoint, but taking into account psychology and neuroscience.

For example, I might study how people decide what will make them happy or how people develop friendships.

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Answer by Think Tank
Sounds like social sciences

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Jan 102013
 

Question by alexisann87: What should I study in college in order to do medical research as a career?
I am really interested in Neurology and doing research in that field but the school I’m going to now doesn’t have a neuroscience program. My major is currently Chemistry. Will that give me enough background to get into a good Neuroscience graduate program?

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Answer by Aeryn Sun
either that or biology.

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