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What do Neuroscientists Do? (01:19)


Neuroscientists study the brain and how it interacts with the body in order to better understand how we navigate through the world.

Neuroscientists and the Brain (01:29)

A neuroscientist studies how the brain works and how to fix it when things go wrong. They do this by understanding the brain at all different levels.

Becoming a Neuroscientist (01:49)

You need to be motivated and have a lot of drive to be a successful neuroscientist. It takes a lot of academics and research to excel in this career.

Path to Become a Neuroscientist (01:33)

You get a bachelor's of science in biology or biochemistry, go into a Ph.D. program, do a couple of postdoctorate programs, and often become a professor. There is a lot of independent study doing research.

Starting at the Bottom as a Neuroscientist (01:04)

A Ph.D. is a research-focused degree that allows you to work your way up in a scientific field. It generally takes four to six years to complete, and you are paid a stipend during your studies.

Neuroscientists Are Passionate About the Study (02:04)

Science is a job where you are always learning and you have to be passionate about it. It is a long road, but it is worth it.

Neuroscientist: Keys For Success (01:13)

Science is hard, but it's worth pushing yourself to be successful.

Neuroscientist: Anatomy Of A Day (00:49)

As a neuroscientist, the day is spent in writing, research, and teaching, but every day is different. Professors also mentor their students

A Day On The Job With a Neuroscientist (04:00)

I spend most of my time doing research, writing grants, and doing lab work, and I also teach and do service work on committees.

Industry Challenges (02:15)

The biggest challenge facing universities today is the shift towards a business model, which is in conflict with the educational model. However, research and discovery will continue to happen, and universities will still be necessary to train the next generation of researchers.

Credits (00:00)


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Neuroscientist—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a neuroscientist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Nadja Spitzer, Ph.D., talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in neuroscience. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: FMK275086

ISBN: 978-1-63722-604-9

Copyright date: ©2021

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