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  1. There are many different areas in neuroscience, so there are many possible ways to enter it. You can study the brain at the level of individual cells, in which case you need a biological, biochemical or medical education. The latter is also useful if you want to work with patients, people with any injuries or disorders. If you are interested in cognitive processes and how they occur in the brain on a global level, then it is quite possible to come to this topic through psychology. Now the field of computational neuroscience is rapidly developing, which you can get into if you know how to program and know math.

    But there are no clear rules: I graduated from the mathematics department and only after that I entered the master's program in cognitive sciences. It's never too late to pick up the missing knowledge if you're really interested in something. But if you are following such a non-standard path, it is important to find a fairly general program – I had people with all the above-mentioned educations. It is also very important to have access to laboratories at some stage, because you learn most quickly by observing the work of scientists and working on projects.

  2. The most obvious option is to go to a biofactory faculty, become a biologist, and then specialize in neuroscience. But this is by no means the only way to enter this wonderful discipline. You can go to neuroscience after graduating from medical school, as did the neurophysiologist, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. You can also become a neuroscientist by being a physicist. Scientists who have passed this path are more concerned with theoretical neuroscience.

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