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Note: I wanted to ask a meta-post first to see if this site was supposed to be used only for AI-related questions, or if AI-related questions such as this were allowed, too, but apparently you need to have asked five actual questions first.


I'm going to be entering a masters computer science program in the fall, and I wanted to move towards a concentration in computational neuroscience and linguistics for AI development applications. While I have a math and CS background, I have almost no biology/neuroscience background, and my linguistics background is limited to the random research I've done in my spare time to satiate my curiosities.

What are good non-math and CS related topics to study for these fields?

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for trying to ask on meta! It does indeed require 5 reputation points now that we're in public beta. I see that you've earned a good chunk of rep on other SE sites, so I think you're able to write in our chat room! All that said, this site is for conceptual questions about AI or about living in a world in which AI is prevalent. I think you might be able to get the info you're looking for in chat, though. Welcome to the site. $\endgroup$ – Ben N Aug 23 '16 at 0:02
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I agree with Ben N that this is probably not on-topic here. However, you now have the required rep, so feel free to post on meta now. $\endgroup$ – wythagoras Aug 23 '16 at 9:19
  • $\begingroup$ velocirabbit, this site was intended to handle the social and cultural end of AI, but your question might be a good fit on our Academia site, or possibly something a bit more targeted for Linguistics or even our Cognitive Sciences site! $\endgroup$ – Robert Cartaino Aug 23 '16 at 14:38