Thursday, September 18, 2008

Four Sentence Review: All Star Superman

If you are interested in American graphic storytelling at all, read this. Its a new interpretation of the Superman mythos that affectionately distills classical comic book storytelling through a very modern take on who Superman is and what he represents. Its really, really... really good. The last issue came out yesterday and a collected edition will be out in a few months.

If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you

I'm going to the great lakes state for the weekend. This will also be my second adventure through the NYC transit system... though there is probably not going to be a blizzard this time around.

Next week I get to make thousands of photocopies and use a three tesla electromagnet to look at brains.

More to come on my great adventure to the great lakes state when I return.

Monday, September 15, 2008

This is what your brain looks like on magnetism.

I observed my first two fMRI tests today and I also was a subject for the testing of a new high resolution imaging protocol. There is a significant amount of image processing to be done first, the image above is the raw data from an fMRI scan, but I'll eventually post some images of what my brain looks like while I am worrying about whether or not I remembered to take the change out of my pocket before lying down inside a giant electromagnet.

Much more to come on fMRI (and eyetracking and EEG) in the future, but after spending all day in the radiology department of Stony Brook University Hospital, my brain is a bit fried.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Corn Propoganda

The Mayo Clinic seems to have a good summary on the real effects of high fructose corn syrup on their website. No corny acting though.