Neuroscience/Neuropsychology question

Jane Harper jharper at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jun 8 00:47:27 EST 2000

Richard Norman wrote:
> Generally, one year of calculus is required for a biology major.
> That will get you through a lot. (sad to say -- I was a math major
> and I really despair at the lack of interest biologists show for math)

And of course the psychology programs, even those with heavy
neuroscience, don't even require that -- only statistics.  Sigh.
> If you really want to understand the biophysics of excitability,
> you will need far more -- two years of calculus (vector calculus)
> with differential equations, plus some very good physical chemistry
> would really help.

This is a little puzzling to me.  The P-chem that I'm preparing to take
requires only one year of calc, and the physics prereq can be
calc-free.  (And it's the p-chem for chem majors!)  In the absence of a
solid biophysics course or courses, are there references you recommend
for those who want to delve deeper into the subject?

Jane Harper

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