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im going into yr 13 and am thinking of doing neuroscience in uni
does any Neuroscientists know any good neuroscience journals THAT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND SOMETHING I CAN TALK ABOUT ON MY PERSONAL STATEMENT
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New scientist and nature are your best bets. The rest will be specialist and you may not have access to them.
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Current 3rd year neuroscience student here - I don't want to be patronising but I think journals for your personal statement are a bit optimistic and probably unnecessary anyway. You're better off reading some neuro-related books. Look into Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat is really interesting and goes into a lot of case studies. VS Ramachandran is another one I remember reading before applying. Make sure you know a little bit about them if you put them on your personal statement, the woman who interviewed me at Manchester asked me quite a bit about them.


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Hello, sophmlg. Do you have any spare time to answer a few questions about your course? I am considering neuroscience myself.
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Hello, sophmlg. Do you have any spare time to answer a few questions about your course? I am considering neuroscience myself.
Sure, go for it! I'm at Glasgow just beginning third year.


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Sure, go for it! I'm at Glasgow just beginning third year.
It may be too long ago to remember and I imagine they did, but do you think the modules covered in your A Levels sufficiently prepared you for your first year? If so, what areas of your A Levels were most applicable to the degree you're taking now?
Is there anything you wish you had done before going to university that would have prepared you better; memorised certain things, read up on others or got a better grip on statistics, for example?
Which options did you pick in years 1 and 2?

Thank you for any light you can shed on these matters.
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What kind of statistic is involved in neuroscience can you give some examples please?
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It may be too long ago to remember and I imagine they did, but do you think the modules covered in your A Levels sufficiently prepared you for your first year? If so, what areas of your A Levels were most applicable to the degree you're taking now?
Is there anything you wish you had done before going to university that would have prepared you better; memorised certain things, read up on others or got a better grip on statistics, for example?
Which options did you pick in years 1 and 2?

Thank you for any light you can shed on these matters.
I took biology, maths and Spanish A levels and chemistry to AS, but the difference with the Scottish system (Glasgow at least) was that your first year is in some ways a repeat of A level but with more focused content and more in depth. I did biology, chemistry and maths modules in first year, and to be honest they weren't specific to neuroscience at all, we spent maybe two weeks total on it. It's still useful though because in the rest of your degree you need a good grounding in human biology for any specific area.

Second year I loved - I did a lot of different modules in neuroscience, anatomy, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, etc. With regard to statistics these courses tend to introduce you a little bit at a time, for example I did some in first year, but I also did stats at GCSE so I didn't find it too hard.

A levels weren't particularly relevant for everything, it's more to see you can learn at a certain level, but don't worry too much! If you enjoyed A level biology you'll love your course.


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I took biology, maths and Spanish A levels and chemistry to AS, but the difference with the Scottish system (Glasgow at least) was that your first year is in some ways a repeat of A level but with more focused content and more in depth. I did biology, chemistry and maths modules in first year, and to be honest they weren't specific to neuroscience at all, we spent maybe two weeks total on it. It's still useful though because in the rest of your degree you need a good grounding in human biology for any specific area.

Second year I loved - I did a lot of different modules in neuroscience, anatomy, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, etc. With regard to statistics these courses tend to introduce you a little bit at a time, for example I did some in first year, but I also did stats at GCSE so I didn't find it too hard.

A levels weren't particularly relevant for everything, it's more to see you can learn at a certain level, but don't worry too much! If you enjoyed A level biology you'll love your course.


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