Neuroscience graduate programs?

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    Nov 18, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    I know, this is a really specific topic, but there's people on here from every little niche of human experience that I know someone will have a good lead or two.

    I'm searching for grad schools to go into neuroscience. I would *prefer* to be in or near a giant metropolitan area, especially New York or Chicago, but I'll settle for a good program in many other places as well.

    I just want to shoot for an MA/MS, but of course my family is all "go for PhD." Is it better just to take baby steps and go for the Masters? Or do I get better funding and scholarships if I go for a PhD?

    I've researched the sites that have the neuroscience programs, so yes I know how to find them. I just don't know which ones are better.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    have you heard of Daniel J.Levitin ? Neuroscientist who wrote "This is your brain on music" ,Penguin publishers under Plume brand, 2006.

    http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/levitin/bio.html

    teaches at McGill Uni . in Montreal.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    xassantex saidhave you heard of Daniel J.Levitin ? Neuroscientist who wrote "This is your brain on music" ,Penguin publishers under Plume brand, 2006.

    http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/levitin/bio.html

    teaches at McGill Uni . in Montreal.


    Oh that looks awesome! I have a penchant for the auditory system. Won't I need to learn French though?
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    no, i doubt he teaches in french, lol.. seriously.

    i know tons of anglophones who have lived ALL their life here and still can't align two words in french properly, and McGill has a fairly big foreign corpus.

    i'm reading his book now which is why i thought i'd mention it after reading your post.
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    I may want to stay in the US. Taking the GRE was stressful enough, I don't want to take a foreign student test on top of that. icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidI may want to stay in the US. Taking the GRE was stressful enough, I don't want to take a foreign student test on top of that. icon_sad.gif



    *read : it's FUCKING COLD up there ! * ...lol
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    Nov 18, 2010 7:46 AM GMT
    xassantex said
    JAKEBENSON saidI may want to stay in the US. Taking the GRE was stressful enough, I don't want to take a foreign student test on top of that. icon_sad.gif



    *read : it's FUCKING COLD up there ! * ...lol


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    Nov 18, 2010 8:03 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    xassantex said
    JAKEBENSON saidI may want to stay in the US. Taking the GRE was stressful enough, I don't want to take a foreign student test on top of that. icon_sad.gif



    *read : it's FUCKING COLD up there ! * ...lol


    Oh you don't know me....last time is snowed I stripped. Wait, last TWO times it snowed I stripped. Both were filmed.


    You don't have to learn french at all. McGill is an anglophone university. French-speaking student can write their papers in french, but the classes are in English.

    Most of McGill students are foreign, so there's nothing "foreign" about it; most of your colleagues would probably be United States citizens ;)

    McGill has a very great reputation ("The Harvard of Canada"), the campus is amazing, and above all, THE STUDENTS ARE SO FUCKING GORGEOUS ! Seriously, everytime I go study at McLennans Library on the McGill Campus, I just can't concentrate, they're ALL hand-fucking-some.

    Anyway, if you want any more info, it'd be a pleasure to answer your questions.

    ... And I'm looking for a roommate icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 8:06 AM GMT
    And I forgot to mention, it's very cheap compared to US universities. I know it would cost you a lot more than me since you'd be a foreigner, but still, the fees are lower I think.

    And on the french not again, you wouldn't be forced to learn french, but it's such a belle langue, you'd be charmed by it, and you'd actually want to learn it anyway (just to be able to pick up this gorgeous french fag in the village... yeah, yeah, I know you, Jake)
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    Nov 18, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    xassantex said
    JAKEBENSON saidI may want to stay in the US. Taking the GRE was stressful enough, I don't want to take a foreign student test on top of that. icon_sad.gif



    *read : it's FUCKING COLD up there ! * ...lol


    Oh you don't know me....last time is snowed I stripped. Wait, last TWO times it snowed I stripped. Both were filmed.


    if you stripped every time it snows here you'd save a lot on clothings...until you experience frostbites on your penis. ( it happens )
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    Nov 18, 2010 7:16 PM GMT
    The only neuroscience I know anything about comes in either a stamp form or a small vial to be dropped onto sweetarts. icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    You need better focus than just "neuroscience" - The Ohio State University has a great program (PhD only). You need to have some idea of focus in order to evaluate programs.

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    Nov 18, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    Hey if you're interested in Chicago, I'm at the program at UIC and if you've got a decent resume and whatnot, I don't think you'll have much of a problem getting in. It is still somewhat new, but there is some solid research here if you look around and definitely nice people. Send me a message if you want.