Have you considered looking right in your own backyard? Indiana
University has a fine group of neuroscience researchers, and a Program in
Medical Neurobiology. You can learn more at http://www.iupui.edu/~medneuro.
As far as a "day in the life" of a neuroscientist...they are as varied as
any can be. Stop by your local neuroscience department and have a look.
And good luck!
<edkeen at usa.net> wrote in message news:86ffrb$stu$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...
> Hi, my name is Ed Keen, and I am considering a career in neuroscience
> research. I graduated with a B.S. in psychology in 1990 (minor in
> biology), and since then I have been a computer programmer. I have a
> few questions about the field:
>> 1. What are considered the best schools for neuroscience? So far, I
> have only checked into UCLA and Caltech, but any area of the country is
>> 2. Caltech has a "Computing and Neural Systems" program
> (http://www.cns.caltech.edu/). Is anyone familiar with this program?
> If so, please give me any impressions you have of it.
>> 3. One bit of reluctance I have about getting into a research-oriented
> field is the fact that I have not done much research, so I am not sure
> what it is like. I wonder if it is dry and tedious (especially when I
> see some of the obscure subjects that people are researching). Can
> anybody shed some light on this? What is a "day in the life" of a
> neuroscience researcher like?
>> Thanks in advance,
> Ed Keen
> Indianapolis, Indiana
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