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Nov5-12, 02:30 PM
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Hi, I am a physics & math double major but I am very interested in computational neuroscience. I am particularly very curious about how the field will potentially be around 10 years from now.

I am extremely interested in things such as the blue brain project, the connectome project, and the human brain project.

I have a few questions:

1) How much programming experience would be needed to work in computational neuroscience? I have took a course on Fortran and I am now taking a course on Matlab. How about for something as potentially complex as the simulation of the full human brain (blue brain project)?

2) Another interesting aspect would be the simulation of cognitive behavior (such as the human brain) in a virtual reality, what type of field will pursue this type of work?

3) Neurorobotics. I like the idea of approaching robots from the aspect of our neurology. I suspect this field is computational neuroscience as well?

4) I am also interested in brain interfaces. Would it be better to change my double major in physics and mathematics to accommodate for this possibility.
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