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Just realised while studying there isnt any topic which specifically talks about the brain except some connections with in control and coordination and other stuff

Feel like it'd be realllllly interesting to learn about so why isnt it a part of the content, is it too hard or complex or something
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Just realised while studying there isnt any topic which specifically talks about the brain except some connections with in control and coordination and other stuff

Feel like it'd be realllllly interesting to learn about so why isnt it a part of the content, is it too hard or complex or something
What would you want to learn about? And what level are you studying at?
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What would you want to learn about? And what level are you studying at?
A-levels and not much, maybe an outline of the different structures and parts of the brain and their functions
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A-levels and not much, maybe an outline of the different structures and parts of the brain and their functions
I suppose the syllabus is pretty full with plants and other stuff :rofl:

What do you want to study at Uni?
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I suppose the syllabus is pretty full with plants and other stuff :rofl:

What do you want to study at Uni?
Med and in that i wanted to specialise in neurosurgery, which is why I wondered why there's no introduction to anything related to it in the A-level syllabus but there are stuff related to plants which tbh not that many people are gonna study further in.
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Med and in that i wanted to specialise in neurosurgery, which is why I wondered why there's no introduction to anything related to it in the A-level syllabus but there are stuff related to plants which tbh not that many people are gonna study further in.
Ah another aspiring neurosurgeon. What made you want to do it?
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Idk it just clicked with me and I liked it wayyyy more than any other specialty mainly because of the difficulty ? I guess I like the reward of going through something tough and getting past it, thats just me tho
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Idk it just clicked with me and I liked it wayyyy more than any other specialty mainly because of the difficulty ? I guess I like the reward of going through something tough and getting past it, thats just me tho
What difficulty are you talking about?

The anatomy of the brain? The technical difficulty of the procedures? The outcome of the patients?
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Idk it just clicked with me and I liked it wayyyy more than any other specialty mainly because of the difficulty ? I guess I like the reward of going through something tough and getting past it, thats just me tho
ecolieris going to try and convince you to fall in love with neurology so be easy on him XD
And yes I agree with you about the lack of ‘brain’ in the a level spec is sad but you have the heart I guess lol
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ecolieris going to try and convince you to fall in love with neurology so be easy on him XD
You revealed my secret plan
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Which exam board do you do? I do OCR biology and there’s a specific topic on the brain.
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What difficulty are you talking about?

The anatomy of the brain? The technical difficulty of the procedures? The outcome of the patients?
ALL OF IT, its functions and the ambiguity surrounding it and how delicate and meticulous you have to be when handling it? I don't have any experience so I cant vouch for it

Not just that I just find it interesting how it produces thoughts and dreams and all that stuff that still isn't fully understood yet
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ecolieris going to try and convince you to fall in love with neurology so be easy on him XD
And yes I agree with you about the lack of ‘brain’ in the a level spec is sad but you have the heart I guess lol
I'm already in love haha
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You revealed my secret plan
Oopsies 😂
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...Not just that I just find it interesting how it produces thoughts and dreams and all that stuff that still isn't fully understood yet
Ah! But that's neurology! Hahaha

PastelColours You're right
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Which exam board do you do? I do OCR biology and there’s a specific topic on the brain.
Am doing CIE, same exam board I do in all my subjects

Wondering if there are any other things in OCR that ain't in CIE?
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Which exam board do you do? I do OCR biology and there’s a specific topic on the brain.
I do AQA and the brain isn't in it.

I had a look at the OCR specification and it looked quite good to be honest. I think there was a wider range of content but the exam questions look easier. Do you have to do a 25 mark essay?
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Ah! But that's neurology! Hahaha

PastelColours You're right
It seems so interesting to me that I might move from on from surgery to full-time researcher instead
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It seems so interesting to me that I might move from on from surgery to full-time researcher instead
Neurology is a medical specialty. I am a junior doctor practising neurology

Read The man who mistook his wife for a hat and Phantoms in the brain if you have some free time. I guarantee you'll fall further in love (if it's possible) with neurosciences (well mostly neurology).
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Neurology is a medical specialty. I am a junior doctor practising neurology

Read The man who mistook his wife for a hat and Phantoms in the brain if you have some free time. I guarantee you'll fall further in love (if it's possible) with neurosciences (well mostly neurology).
That's amazing, thanks for the recommendation i'll be sure to check it out
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