Prepared for Ang | Delivered September 7, 2019
Intelligent People: Careers and Study
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To understand what course of study or professional steps would lead to the best opportunities for someone who is interested in enhancing brain capacity and pursuing both science and music.
is a field that may be a good option for someone interested in brain science, as it is focused on the study of the brain and nervous system.
INTELLIGENCE AND COLLEGES
The hardest colleges
to get into and, therefore, likely those with the smartest students include Harvard, Stanford, California Institute of Technology, Yale University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
The most difficult majors
include architecture, chemical engineering, aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology, physics, astronomy, biochemistry, bioengineering, and petroleum engineering.
CAREERS AND DEGREES FOR THE SMARTEST PEOPLE
professions with the smartest people
include medicine (especially neurosurgery and diagnostics), law, engineering, physics, and college professors.
college degrees for intellectual people
include actuarial science, bioethics and ethical compliance, bond trading and finance, cognitive psychology, editor (English degree), historian/archivist, higher education, information engineering, learning and curriculum design, and social and behavioral research.
MUSIC AND SCIENCE
Neuroscience and music can be combined, as evidenced by the experience of Sara Kornfeld Simpson, who "is double majoring in
neuroscience and music
at Boston University."
Northwestern University's Bienen Schools of Music offers a
Music Theory and Cognition
Northwestern's faculty supervise students on a variety of topics, "including
music and neuroscience.
Oberlin College & Conservatory has a program in cognitive sciences with "a variety of disciplines including anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, mathematics,
music theory, neuroscience
, philosophy, and psychology.
Music science researcher and auditory neuroscientist
are two fields open to those interested in both science and music.
University of New South Wales
post-graduate research positions
to train students with engineering or science degrees" to perform music science research.