>>25807157 Anon, studying neurobio will not give you any solace regarding the fact that you are a robot. You will only end up making awkward, ideologically motivated, self-involved decisions regarding your studies and scientific hypotheses. It will hinder your understanding and be an obstacle to fact-driven study and scholarship.
If you honestly like neurobio, go for it. If you think it will save your soul and answer deep questions about why life turned out this way, you will be sorely disappointed. Please don't end up like le spoopy joker man.
t. an anon interviewing for the UCI neurobiology grad program next week
>>25808296 Davis is interesting, anon. Think about it: it can be a good school for a lot of things, but it is out in bumfuck middle of nowhere Yolo county. You think the kind of girls who want to hit up clubs and send metric fucktons of snaps are going to go anywhere near a place that desolate? Hell no. Right off the bat you are filtering the attention whores who would go to UCI to stay near OC and LA. It is also a mixed bag for reputation, so you are filtering the academic tryhards who are going to UCLA and Cal and, to a lesser extent, UCSD. Furthermore, although it is liberal, UCSC is soaking up the bulk of the unrepentant private liberal arts type wannabes.
>Bottom line: A Davis qt will likely be a smart, but not super smart, down-to-earth girl who, while committed to typically liberal ideas, is not rearing to shove them down your throat. Pretty fucking comfy desu.
>>25809055 Power to you. Neuroscience hasn't really reached a point where there are a healthy amount of basic research positions opening up in industry. The content is just not mature enough to be brought to market in any real sense, certainly were it might involve surgery.
As a result, medicine is an excellent and exciting option. I envy the vantage point you will have to experience the next few decades of advances in applied neuroscience. The money is nice too.
Not sure if you have read much literature on it, but consciousness is really the fuzzy far end of a neuroscientific continuum that stretches from basic electrophysiology to the broadly philosophical. It has certainly been a dirty word in neuroscience historically, although some would say that is changing. You seem to be more interested in what I would call cognitive neuroscience if that sort of stuff appeals to you. Of practical note, I would stick with the neurobiology. Cognitive neuroscience is often taught out of psychology departments and does not necessarily have degree requirements that are premedical. Your mileage may vary, but just something to consider.
>>25809427 I'm guessing you're not even yet 18? You have a strong fucking jaw that is only going to fill out over the next few years. Also, regarding anxiety, I went to undergrad in SoCal. It was hilarious to see the number of out of staters who developed "anxiety" after coming here from Vermont or Iowa or Idaho. Southern California living is a profoundly and uniquely unnatural, stressful way to live. Now, I get the creeps from people who feel at home in downtown LA and 15 freeway gridlock.
When you move north of Ventura and stay there a while, it is almost surreal that people live that way and call it life. Settle in and after a few months, you won't want to come back.
Noice. I'm an 18 y/o High School Senior and applied to all UCs (which was really stupid). Regardless, I'm pulling for Berkeley but that's quite the reach. If I go to any UC besides Riverside, Santa Cruz, or Merced, I'll be content.
What can you robots say of what to expect at a UC? What's it like being a robot there? How's the social life? That's what I'm worried about the most. ;_;
>>25809648 Just out of curiosity, what makes it different? My major issue with finding girls in general is everyone here seems really... superficial, theres not really much going on in terms of interests, hobbies, and personality. Everyones just interested in looks.
Truth be told, I didn't realize this wasn't the case everywhere until very recently.
>>25809826 SoCal has a very high stress, fast moving pace of life. It is what people from elsewhere in the US and abroad think of when they think of Cali. You might not realize it, but it wears on you even if you don't know any better. It also has an absurdly high number of pretty, tan, fit people if you are in the more affluent, white areas. Assuming you are trying to pull pretty, tan, fit girls, there is a good chance they will call bullshit on you if you aren't equivalently attractive.
It's actually really interesting to watch attractive out of state girls from places like Vermont and Idaho adjust to the standards of a place like Cali. Often times, they will lowball themselves with 4-5/10s before their new girlfriends sit them down and explain that they deserve better and are making them all look the wrong kind of slutty by association. The thing is, they will always tend to have less vapid tastes than Cali raised broads, especially if they are good people to begin with (I hooked up with pic related when I was Frosh and she was from Vermont).
One part of growing up is simply realizing for yourself the ways that men and women are different. Nobody can really explain this like your personal experiences can. It is the rare woman who has interests that match yours in terms of intensity and content. If you want to have some fun, loosen up and don't be so picky. Take what you get and learn from it.
Most women your age are going to be very superficial and self-involved. Socially and biologically, they have every reason to be. They have what every red-blooded man on this planet wants. It is the exceptionally rare woman who recognizes this and disregards it for higher purposes. If you find her and enjoy her company, lock it down OP.
>>25810631 That pic, BTW, doesn't do justice to the rack on this woman. Holy shit. Her mom was a Dutch expat. Too bad I fucked shit up by being a GPA obsessed autist my first semester of classes. I ended up blowing her off to review calculus and chem study guides to excess. Super down to earth family-minded too. This is what I mean, OP. Life frequently makes us look long and hard at our mistakes, in which case, we might as well learn something from them and have some good come of it.
>>25807157 If you wouldn't mind could you tell me basically everything about yourself(GPA, gender, sat score, race, extra curriculars, legacy, family history, etc.) since Davis is my dream school. >inb4 underage b& Okay fuck off I hate myself and find the threads here entertaining but relatable.
>>25807537 I was pretty much the same as you two years ago. Got into all the UCs except UCLA and Cal, was admitted as undeclared at UCSD, and didn't even bother applying to UCR or UCSC. Ended up choosing UCI though I don't think there's a real academic difference Irvine, Davis, and Santa Barbara.
>>25811339 >>25811342 This always fascinates me because I grew up ~10 min from the campus. I wouldn't say the town itself is abjectly worthless, its actually pretty big will a lot of weird, hidden away shit. LA and OC are easily within an hour and a half drive. The people that end up at UCR must just arrive with boring personalities and broken spirits.
I used to regularly ride on the bike path that starts in Riverside below Mt Rubidoux. It takes you to an industrial wasteland just outside grand terrace/San Bernardino if you go east or a greenspace out near chino if you go west. The path going west is nice, but the east is just straight up depression.
I also used to hike up the foothills around box canyon.
I had some crap jobs that took me out to Fontana - a complete shithole, but I did get to see a house once built and owned by Al Capone. Great for about 30 seconds because you can't get any closer than 15 yards because the lot is surrounded by barbed wire.
Sure theres a go-kart place and some things downtown, but what other great hidden away shit is there?
I met some nice and intelligent people at UCR, but the school is mostly lower middle class slobs.
>>25811653 How many years ago was this? Downtown has gotten a lot more interesting since '07-'08 and the city's "arts and innovation" push. They do a lot of art walks and put on some cool shit in the parks during spring and summer. It's gotten even better since the mayor got rid of the bums and junkies. Back to the Grind is great for picking up on hot RCC co-eds and has a cool vibe. Riverside Municipal is routinely booking pretty big name acts now. I'm kicking myself for not seeing Motorhead when I had the chance in August now that Lemmy is dead. It would have been as intimate as a club gig. If not in Riverside proper, you are right on the doorstep of OC, the mountains, and LA. Even though San Bern is absolutely lukewarm shit, a bit further east is Redlands, which is a beautiful city if you stay in the nice parts. Went to a few parties at the university there. They are a bunch of worthless libshits, but their women are nice.
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