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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)20:34 UTC+1 No.6735457 Report

Any neuroscientists here?

Not getting any answer on /adv/ I’ll rephrase my whole «Help me pick my master thesis» post and just ask this:

Is working with mammals (mice/rats) rather than insects (moths) better as a model for studying the brain, or vice versa, or they just the same?

Does anyone have experience with either or both, if so what projects have you been involved in and what advice can you give someone trying to prepare for being an attractive PhD candidate. What should I look for in a master project? Is there any techniques that should be learnt to be prepared for tomorrows neuroscience research?
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)20:51 UTC+1 No.6735483 Report

>>6735457
>Is working with mammals (mice/rats) rather than insects (moths) better as a model for studying the brain, or vice versa, or they just the same?

the simpler the brain the better.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)20:53 UTC+1 No.6735489 Report

>>6735457

obv not the same

specify what you want
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)20:55 UTC+1 No.6735495 Report

>>6735457
/adv/ is pretty much "Relationships General" so often anything that isn't about relationships will be ignored.

Realistically you should either start with your professors or get ideas from current research.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)21:04 UTC+1 No.6735512 Report

>>6735489
I know. Just. I see how working with mammals in the master is best if thats what I want to pursue, but I really don't know what I want to do in 10 years, so which would be a good intro to neuro research, which could be applicable to any future for me?

Basically, what are your experiences of working in the field with either mammals or anthropods?

>>6735495
Yeah, I figured, looked like a lot of broken hearts there.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)21:58 UTC+1 No.6735604 Report

Depends what you're interested in.
Didn't you have a class on models?
If you want to study some human genes you need to find these homologues in your model species.
Flies make good genetic models, rodents are harder to modify genetically but they're better for behavior, zebrafishes are nice for development, so are chicks...
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)22:00 UTC+1 No.6735611 Report

>>6735604
Also it seems cats and dogs are popular for neuromuscular issues.
Then the apes for cognitive stuff.
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