Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 1 in the text and review the required websites for the week including the NeuroJobs Career Center.
In your initial post, discuss a potential career path that interests you in an area of neuroscience and share your answers to the following questions with your classmates:
Why does this career path or position interest you?
What brain functions and neuroscience most interest you and why? Select one or more from the following list:
Neurobiological theories that explain dysfunctions in vision, language, memory, emotion, and behavior networks
Receptor and neurotransmitter theory in relation to behavior
Laboratory studies of brain chemicals or structural abnormalities
Disorders of language or visuospatial functioning
Disorders of memory
Disorders of development (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Disorders of aging (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia)
What academic training is required?
Are there additional requirements (clinical practicum, research background)?
What types of employment opportunities are available in this area?