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F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Thu May 1 21:40:22 EST 1997

I thoroughly agree! cf. my reply to query about "what courses should I
take next".

Frank LeFever
New York Neuropsychology Group

In <5k4tj2$kt0 at gap.cco.caltech.edu> ravena at cco.caltech.edu (Karen
Allendoerfer) writes: 
>In article <5k377h$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.
>>--Carolyn Fredericks
>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 :).

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