I thoroughly agree! cf. my reply to query about "what courses should I
New York Neuropsychology Group
In <5k4tj2$kt0 at gap.cco.caltech.edu> ravena at cco.caltech.edu (Karen
>>In article <5k377h$q69 at nnrp1.farm.idt.net>,
>Carolyn Fredericks <phi at IDT.NET> wrote:
>>>>What about undergraduate programs in neuroscience? I'm a junior in
>>school and I've begun to realize that a neuroscience major is not
>>exactly a common offering in most colleges. Of those schools which do
>>a neuroscience or cognitive science major, which would you recommend
>>terms of overall quality, technology, range of course offerings,
>>I'm also interested in summer undergraduate research programs.
>>Brown University has a very good neuroscience major for
>Professor Mark Bear has really done a great job in establishing the
>and I think he's also written a textbook.
>>Franklin and Marshall College has something called the "Biological
>Basis of Behavior" program, which is administered through the biology
>psychology departments, and students are doing some good neuroscience
>research in this program.
>>Caltech has a great summer undergraduate research program, called SURF
>(summer undergraduate research fellowship). You can get to a SURF web
>page via the Caltech web page (www.caltech.edu).
>>Just a word of warning. I would encourage you strongly to do summer
>undergraduate research. However, as far as a major is concerned,
>you might want to think twice before getting so specialized as an
>undergraduate. After you graduate from college or university, there
>be a lot less of an opportunity to learn creative writing, or art
>history, or soviet politics (just to name a few examples off the top
>my head), than there was at the undergraduate school. Whereas if you
>decide to go on to graduate school, you will have plenty of
>to learn all the neuroscience you can stand.
>>Maybe this is inappropriate for this newsgroup, but there really is
>to life than neuroscience :).