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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Jan 162014
 

Question by : I want to know what people think consciousness is?
Modern science, which by its methods, does not accept metaphysical reality, has yet to define consciousness. Quantum Physics has learned things some of its own researchers admit were part of ancient philosophy. In short, they are confirming metaphysical realities the ancients based their cultures on. But they both get stuck when it comes to consciousness, which was actually admitted by a Quantum Physiscist in the documentary, :What the Bleep Do We Know? Going Down the Rabbit Hole”. Their problem rests in the fact that they are trying to define the reality of consciousness within the parameters of physics. To me, its like scientists buzzing around during a live play, studying the physical nature of the stage props, to try to figure out what the play is about, and what all the movement is. In Ancient Kamitic (Egyptian) Philosophy, Reality, and every and anything in it, cxan be placed into two DUAL categories:
1. Material, which is MATTER (nothing more than dead lifeless building blocks that cant arrange themselves by their own accord), and ENERGY which is a material aspect of movement. Scientists seem to focus on the cMATTER, while quantum physicists focus a little more on the ENERGY aspects. To the ancients, energy moves matter, which dictates how it behaves.
2. NON-Material: Consciousness is NOT material. In fact, the ancients believe that matter and energy were initially FORMLESS realities, like a dead still body of water to put it symbolically. Consciousness initiated movement in the water, this movement being energy, which consequently orders matter to take its various forms. And what does Consciousness, the PASSIVE OBSERVER, move energy with? The second of the non-material realities: WILL.
The process of creation, literally, and in our practical life, is Consciousness orders matter to form or behave by willing energy to move it.
OK, what are your takes on this guys? Scientists? Philosophers? Laypersons (like myself!)?
I like everyones answers. I only have one problem with one of the answers, not as an insult, please. An inspirational speaker Dr. Dwayne Dyer, once said, “Years ago, people would ask a scientist,if he or she believes in God. They answered to them, ‘of course not, I am a scientist’. Now, if you ask a scientist if they believe in God, they more often respond, ‘of course I do, I am a scientist’ “. That isnt a word for word quote from him, but the point is, early in our scientific quest, many scientists set out to disprove all the religious and metaphysical explanaitions of life and the world we live in. to get the objective facts only, to answer all of lifes questions. Now, some scientists are realizing that for the Universe to ‘explode accidentally into existence (The “Big Bang”, that I partially agree with, but wonder where the previously non existent materials came from that reacted to one another to cause this accidental explosion), is kind of full of holes, because there is too much

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Answer by Abigail
Consciousness is a chemical reaction in the brain.

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Dec 272013
 

Question by Paul: How long do I have to decide what I want to go to school for?
I’m going to be going to college in September, but I’m really torn about what I want to do. I can’t decide what I want to do, physics, or computer science. If I do physics I would have to do a lot of work and go to grad school (which is no problem, I enjoy school), and CS would pretty much put right in the job market. I really enjoy both of these and I don’t what I really want to do in life? How much time do I have to decide what I really want to do? (Also I am attending Community College as of right now due to some financial issues, and If I pursuit a degree in physics I would have to do some undergrad research to get into a really good grad school, not easy to do in community college.
thats the thing though. I would want to go into research.

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Answer by eri
You don’t have to go to grad school in physics, only if you want to do research for a job. Physics is a very employable major. You don’t have to declare a major until the start of junior year, but a lot of your classes will count towards both majors anyway (intro physics, intro to programming, math through calculus). And they’re useful as double majors for many fields.

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Dec 252013
 

Question by spookyooky: I want to get a head start in 11th grade by taking Applied Physics before Physics in 12th grade?
By removing Forensic Science and replacing it with Applied physics then I would be able to get a head start in learning Physics before everyone in 11th grade. Because Physics is SUPER hard to learn in 12th grade and by taking applied Physics you can learn the basics.

Then in 12th grade I will take Physics and it would be a little bit easier to learn.

Is this a good idea and will college shine upon this?

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Answer by sea_jade7
It should’nt be a problem, I know a lot of kids that do that here in AUS but it may not be exactly the same where you are. Just ask.

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Sep 262013
 

Question by spookyooky: I want to get a head start by taking Applied Physics in 11th grade?
By removing Forensic Science and replacing it with Applied physics then I would be able to get a head start in learning Physics before everyone in 11th grade. Because Physics is SUPER hard to learn in 12th grade and by taking applied Physics you can learn the basics.

Then in 12th grade I will take Physics.

Is this a good idea?

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Answer by twiz
well im going to the 11th grade and im taking Advanced Physics…my school doesnt even offer Applied Physics! If I were you, I would just go ahead and take Physics…but that’s if I were you!

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Sep 192013
 

Question by spookyooky: I want to get a head start in 11th grade by taking Applied Physics before Physics in 12th grade?
By removing Forensic Science and replacing it with Applied physics then I would be able to get a head start in learning Physics before everyone in 11th grade. Because Physics is SUPER hard to learn in 12th grade and by taking applied Physics you can learn the basics.

Then in 12th grade I will take Physics and it would be a little bit easier to learn.

Is this a good idea and will college shine upon this?

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Answer by o_O
It depends based on your preference. If you want to have a foundation and know the basics of physics for next year, then you can do that. Some colleges, especially very selective ones, want students to take a rigorous schedule and take as many hard (honors/AP) courses as possible. If you want to go into a selective college, you shouldn’t take Applied Physics, but a different level. If your school has an Honors or AP Physics course, then take that. But, if you feel the need to prepare yourself a year before, then do that. I hope this helps.

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Aug 042013
 

Question by bebefunfun: is it good to do cognitive science minor with econ major (accounting minor) if i want to go to law school?
I know that cognitive science involves a lot about psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and I figured that it would be helpful for critical thinking in law too and I’m kind of interested in that. But my other concern is I’m not good at science and will doing a minor in cognitive science pull down my chances of applying to law school in terms of getting a bad GPA?

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Answer by Trent
Law schools will look at your GPA, but this will be normalized and you will be compared to other people in your school and with your major. So while you might have a 3.5 with your major at School A, you will not really be compared with a person at School B who has a 3.8 in a different major. That being said, your GPA is still really important but I think it has more to do with your major than your minor. I also don’t think that any particular major or minor gives you an advantage once you are in school, especially not in your first year. Once you can take elective courses your background might help you. For example you mention an accounting minor, if you take tax law classes then your accounting knowledge may help you.

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Mar 022013
 

Question by jack: I want to be a neurosurgeon, am a senior in highschool am admitted to BSU, where do I go from here?
So I think its to my understanding that there will be advisors that will help me when I attend my first semester. How will my education play out though. I attend bsu for [four?] years, get a degree in (neuroscience?), then go to some sort of medschool? How does it all work, specifically med school, is it like any other college and I have to choose a certain set of classes, or does each med school specialize in a certain field and the classes are predetermined upon admission?

Just how does it work and what do people normally do?

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Answer by eri
You’re looking at 4 years of college for a bachelors, 4 years of medical school for an MD, 5 years of general surgical residency, and then 5 years of neurosurgical fellowship. 18 years of college and training before you can get a job on your own. For the bachelors, you can major in anything you want (not nursing) as long as you take the 12 required premed classes. To have a shot at med school after college, you need a very high college GPA (shoot for 3.7 or higher), great MCAT scores, and great experience in the field (volunteer, research, internships, etc). You do not specialize in anything until after medical school, and you don’t learn neurosurgery until after your first 5 years of training in basic surgery.

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