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Re: Show Me Everything
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2017, 06:37:01 pm »
Adding all of these to my eventual to-read list. Thanks Nigel!

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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2017, 12:47:08 am »
YW!
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Re: Show Me Everything
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 09:36:47 pm »
So, I ended up losing my temporary obsession with history and started taking a course on Computational Neuroscience on Coursera and OMFDSAODGAS WTFBBQ THIS SHIT IS AWESOME! I've learned more about the human brain from a few 20 minute videos than I did in hours of personal research. And it's INTERESTING AS FUCK.

And the thing is, I was worried that it would be WAYY over my head, but all it seems to require is a minor background in chemistry and some background in electronics. And, of course, in the later parts of the course, programming.

And just a few lessons in Computational Neuroscience shot me down the rabbit hole of parallel computation and got me interested in Physics and quantum mechanics again. These free courses are probably the best educational motivator I've ever had in my life. I wish I knew about this shit when I was losing interest in High school. I probably would've went to college.
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Re: Show Me Everything
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2017, 03:27:18 am »
Coursera rules! They have a couple of other decent neuroscience courses as well.
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2017, 01:25:09 pm »
Coursera rules! They have a couple of other decent neuroscience courses as well.

Oh yeah, as soon as Comp Neuro got my attention, I immediately enrolled in the other neuro courses. Unfortunately I won't have too much time to do a lot of the homework and lesson-work, but I can at least have access to the notes and videos.
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 09:56:01 pm »
Honestly, if you want the fundamentals of neuroscience, just get an older version of the textbook -- either the Bear or the Purves are good -- and read it.
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 10:15:25 pm »
Honestly, if you want the fundamentals of neuroscience, just get an older version of the textbook -- either the Bear or the Purves are good -- and read it.

Awesome! I will definitely do that. Thank you!  :)
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 11:00:37 pm »
Honestly, if you want the fundamentals of neuroscience, just get an older version of the textbook -- either the Bear or the Purves are good -- and read it.

Awesome! I will definitely do that. Thank you!  :)

YW! Purves is more comprehensive, but Bear is a less dry read. Gazzaniga is awesome, but his glorious big textbook is pretty new and there are no older editions to be had for cheap, yet.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”