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I'm stuck whether to study computer science or psychology for my undergraduates degree. I've been told that psychology is a useless degree, however in the future I want to eventually go on to a career in neuroscience so it may be more useful. Though I think you can also do neuroscience with a computer science degree, so I'm still confused on what to pick. Any advice?
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Hmm, Computer science is a hot topic these days because we are rapidly growing in the technology field. Psychology is important, but I don't think it is as needed. Personal opinion though, take it with a grain of salt. I think you should do whatever you enjoy more
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if you want to do neuroscience then psychology is probably more relevant
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You could do some research into HCI - Human Computer Interaction, or UX - User Experience Design. I'd say that is the fields most connected to psychology, but I'm not sure about the neuroscience part. More of a master specialisation, though there might be degrees that offer relevant courses.
Other fields maybe somewhat related to neuroscience is artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning ...? you should look into the actual courses you can take in each degree and see what speaks to you. And maybe look at some videos about these topics I've mentioned. CompSci requires analytical thinking, and you will encounter maths guaranteed. Programming too of course.
I can really recommend it, and will go onto postgrad study this year!
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Career in Neuroscience isn't really a thing for anyone without a very extensive academic research background. Also, neuroscience is usually a biology/pharma type of thing. Psychology isn't really related to it in any meaningful way. Same applies for CS, unless you want to work toward the Neuromorphic domain or work in instrumentation/medical devices...
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You have the complete wrong degrees if you want to have a career in neuroscience. Have you actually done some real research?
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(Original post by Xarao)
You have the complete wrong degrees if you want to have a career in neuroscience. Have you actually done some real research?
Yes sorry, I've done a fair bit of research on these topics and I realise they might not be the best subjects to pursue a career in neuroscience, however im still not certain if I definitely want to get a job in neuroscience in the future so I feel these options will let me have a variety of choices while also still giving me the opportunity to choose neuroscience if I so wish to
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(Original post by oatmilklatte)
You could do some research into HCI - Human Computer Interaction, or UX - User Experience Design. I'd say that is the fields most connected to psychology, but I'm not sure about the neuroscience part. More of a master specialisation, though there might be degrees that offer relevant courses.
Other fields maybe somewhat related to neuroscience is artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning ...? you should look into the actual courses you can take in each degree and see what speaks to you. And maybe look at some videos about these topics I've mentioned. CompSci requires analytical thinking, and you will encounter maths guaranteed. Programming too of course.
I can really recommend it, and will go onto postgrad study this year!
Thank you so much! I'll try to research different videos about those topics
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