I hold the view that results of contemporary exploration in the neuro/psychological field, be it cognitive psy, neuroplastics or even brain biotech can change many basic "understandings of the human being" that underlie the ideas expressed in political and economic theory, law and other subjects in the social sciences that are concretely used in the world.
Although this may be viewed as overly philosophical, that's exactly my personal link between the two fields. However, I don't want to imprison myself in too much theory and also use it practically.
Complicated ambitions? :P
So far, I haven't seen any university course that directly addresses this "practical link" between the two (theory could be examined by philosophy, anthropology, etc.), whence I have yet another reason to start in the "easer field".
When I say "easy", I mean easy in my current circumstances. The possibility of successfully applying to some good courses in field of social sciences and my direct background knowledge: Despite my great interest in evolution, DNA and the brain, my school offers no more biology since grade 11! Whereas something in the social field is more directly accessible from my current potential.
I'm finishing school next June and I'll be 20 in October 2006
When I was a child, I had to repeat a year, but ever since I used to be leading in my studies. What happened recently, I have to admit, was a sort of psychological issue, from which I'm now recovering.
You're from Friuli? Where exactly? I may misunderstand that with the Italian region