Friday, December 12, 2008


In my post a few days ago I implied that Lost is ridiculously dramatic... well so is Battlestar Galactica. Ordinarily I can pass for a normal human, but not when spaceships and killer robots are involved...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lab Website

The lab manager of my lab also creates websites. As such, the lab actually has an up to date website. There is not a whole lot on there yet, but it does give a general idea about the sort of things we do in addition to just looking at pretty pictures of the brain. There is also some information about me and my fellow graduate students. My picture is a little bit goofy... mostly because I am a little bit goofy myself.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Drugs and the Brain

I mentioned this on the Twitter feed, but I am TAing for Drugs and the Brain next semester. Its not quite what I wanted, but anything is better then hearing about babies for an entire semester.

Not that I hate babies or anything... but I really don't understand why anyone would teach Freud and ignore neurobiology in the year 2008. Also... we continue to develop after the age of 25. Gerontology is a pretty important field of research which we have not covered in Developmental Psych. Apparently learning about freudian intepretations of fairy tales is more important.

Bring on the Neuropharmacology! Its all cellular and molecular, but at least its within my area.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Obama keeps it cool.

Now that the election is over, Saturday Night Live isn't funny anymore. Nevertheless, this is pretty cool.

Three-way ANOVAs take three hours

As I mentioned, I'm really busy with school stuff this week. As such, I'll probably continue to be a bit inconsistent with the blog posting. This isn't a Chinese Democracy situation or anything, regular posting will resume around Christmas.

Its snowing on Long Island

So we had our first snow of the winter and people are freaking out. There is not even enough snow to make a decent snow fort (not that I'd want to...), but at least the eight hundred "raise plow for speed bump" signs in my apartment complex are getting some use.

In other news, its the end of the semester. Consequently I am incredibly busy with my own work and dealing with tons of students coming in to my office hours to check their exams or try to boost their grade 20-30 points. Its really quite fun.

I don't have any real finals myself, just tons of papers to write, articles to read, and statistics to write out. Basically I'm as busy as I always was at the end of the semester.

In an effort to curb my productivity, I signed up for a free trial of Netflix so I could check out their new video streaming service. The selection is limited but not bad. The main problem is that the video quality changes dramatically with you connection speed. By the time I finished with the first movie, the picture looked really bad. For now I'm going to stick to Hulu even if their selection is more limited.

My roommates are becoming increasingly passive aggressive. Apparently I offend them with my cooking and flossing and such. I'm just going to ignore it and move out at the end of my lease. So far I've had my dishes put on the floor and floss put on my doorknob. I think there is an explanation for all of this but if they aren't going to tell me, I'm not going to ask.

With The Shield ending in spectacular fashion, I find myself in need of some new dramatic episodic television. Lost and Battlestar Galactica start back up in January. Battlestar Galactica looks like it'll be good and Lost... well... the island can teleport now. Even the trailer is ridiculously dramatic.

Finally, want to see the strangest sitcom of all time? Check out Rabbits. I think its a statement about something... something complety incomprehensible.