Neuroscience + Computer Science = ????
November 4, 2007 4:22 PM Subscribe
What are my options for combining neuroscience and computer science in a graduate school setting?
posted by mayfly wake to Science & Nature (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am about to complete my undergraduate degree in neuroscience and am in the process of applying for PhD programs in the same; however I am having serious second thoughts. I do not think that I want to do conventional lab work and am leaning more towards computational neuroscience, possibly in the neural networking/A.I. realm. Caveats: My computer science background consists only of courses in high school and a few dubious skills picked up along the way on my own. What type of program should I be looking for that will give me a good grounding in computer science (and accept someone with my background) but allow me to continue with neuroscience? Am I looking for computational neuroscience? Bioinformatics? Cognitive science? Masters or PhD? Should I be getting lab experience first as a research assistant? Do I need to do some kind of post-bac program in CS first? Help me plan my future!