Archive for November, 2007

Quote of the Week – Russell

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of a sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trapping of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. […]

November 26, 2007 • Posted in: Quotes • No Comments

I am a tour de force

The boss (Abigail Baird) was very kind in her recent interview for the Association for Psychological Science: Rising Stars: Abigail Baird Also, my paper was her favorite. That is like your mother calling you her favorite child. ;)

November 20, 2007 • Posted in: Meta, Psychology • No Comments

Political Pseudoscience

Marco Iacoboni, Joshua Freedman and Jonas Kaplan recently authored an op-ed piece for the New York Times entitled “This Is Your Brain on Politics”. The authors describe a new study where they put 20 swing voters through an fMRI session designed to reveal their true thoughts and feelings regarding the current field of political candidates. […]

November 17, 2007 • Posted in: CogNeuro • No Comments

Quote of the Week – Shakespeare

“I would that there were no age between ten and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest. For there is nothing in between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing and fighting” – Shakespeare, “Winter’s Tale”, 1565

I have a postdoc lined up

This has been a done deal for several weeks, but I have been waiting for the official letter to arrive before talking about it. The big news is this: when January arrives my wife Sarah and I will be packing up our things and moving our little family (cats included) out to Santa Barbara, California. […]

November 16, 2007 • Posted in: Meta • No Comments