On 15 Oct 1997 16:13:38 GMT, Matt Jones <jonesmat at ohsu.edu> wrote:
>In article <344412ff.1894554 at news.earthlink.net> Will DeKroney,
>willd at pobox.com writes:
>>I am considering a change of career from Information Systems to
>>Neurosciences. I have always been extremely interested in the study
>>Of course, it depends on which field in Neuroscience you go into, and on
>the particular requirements of the school you enter. But on average it's
>about 5 years to finish a Ph.D, including about two years of
>coursework/research and the rest of the time spent in thesis research.
>>Good luck. Your information systems background will probably come in very
Matt, thank you for the response. From all the response I received I
have a pretty good idea of what is required. Unfortunately I backed
my way into the I.S. field without even so much as an A.A. degree. I
cannot stand classroom or lecture, though I recently found out why.
To say the least my attention span is awful, if I am reading a book
and hear a sound I am gone. For some reason, over my 31 years no one
ever suggested I might have an attention problem. In addition I have
no visual fusion between the right and left eyes so they see
separately and that causes concentration problems.
I have been lucky with the computers, for some reason I have been able
to get by using the 'hands on' method of learning. I know that one of
the reasons I am so interested in Neuroscience is because of my visual
and attention problems. I would like to understand what is going on,
or not going on for that matter.
Well anyway, thank you again for the information.