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    Hey, I am applying for neuroscience as a degree this year and have been doing some extra reading on neuroplasticity, but is this even relevant to the degree?
    I have read 'The mind and the brain - neuroplasticity and the power of mental force" and have been very interested and wanting to write about this topic loads on my personal statement. It included information about Edward Taub and how people overcame and cured their neurodegenerative disorders. Is this ok to write on my personal statement?
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    (Original post by plankton7890)
    Hey, I am applying for neuroscience as a degree this year and have been doing some extra reading on neuroplasticity, but is this even relevant to the degree?
    I have read 'The mind and the brain - neuroplasticity and the power of mental force" and have been very interested and wanting to write about this topic loads on my personal statement. It included information about Edward Taub and how people overcame and cured their neurodegenerative disorders. Is this ok to write on my personal statement?
    I'm going to be studying neuroscience this year and in my opinion I think you should include it, it seems relevant.
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    I'm going to be studying neuroscience this year and in my opinion I think you should include it, it seems relevant.
    Thanks so much I find it fascinating how people were able to overcome some of the disorders by rewiring their brains.
    I also suffer from OCD, therefore I know a lot about it and it is caused by chemicals in the brain, is it worth mentioning this as well?
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    (Original post by plankton7890)
    Thanks so much I find it fascinating how people were able to overcome some of the disorders by rewiring their brains.
    I also suffer from OCD, therefore I know a lot about it and it is caused by chemicals in the brain, is it worth mentioning this as well?
    Was it a good read (not gonna lie, I'm looking into reading it for myself)

    Do you mean mention that you have OCD or that you know a fair bit about it? I think you should consult your teacher or head on that one..
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Was it a good read (not gonna lie, I'm looking into reading it for myself)

    Do you mean mention that you have OCD or that you know a fair bit about it? I think you should consult your teacher or head on that one..
    It's a really good read, and I have OCD myself, and have also done lots of research into it and the book includes a section on it.
    Also, which topics of neuroscience did you include in your personal statement because there seem to be loads in neuroscience but I am not sure if everything i am going to write is more linked to psychology and neuroscience. Mine would be behavioural neuroscience and then neuroplasticity.
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    (Original post by plankton7890)
    It's a really good read, and I have OCD myself, and have also done lots of research into it and the book includes a section on it.
    Also, which topics of neuroscience did you include in your personal statement because there seem to be loads in neuroscience but I am not sure if everything i am going to write is more linked to psychology and neuroscience. Mine would be behavioural neuroscience and then neuroplasticity.
    Actually, my personal statement was on medicine but I also loved neuroscience at the time so I think I did a paragraph about this lecture I attended which focused on the growth of the brain and the correlation in decisions made at a young age with the success you get later in life.

    In terms of your personal statement, I don't think you need to pick a topic as such, just include everything you've learnt so far and why you want to study it (To be honest, I think neuro is more about your grades than your personal statement since I managed to get an offer having written a medical personal statement)

    Best of luck
 
 
 
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