ednerson
23 Edinburgh, UK
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My self-summary
Hi! I just moved from Seattle to Edinburgh.

I'm trying to find the word that describes me.. and.. I'd have to say eclectic.

Yeah. Eclectic is a good word. I like going out and doing exciting things (just went paragliding), and never miss the chance to travel or do insane things (the sport of Skeleton, anyone?). I've dipped my toes into several academic fields and hobbies and I am generally just a curious person.

Brains are fascinating and I'm really interested in the intersection between what makes us human and the biology that does so. If you know anything about neuroscience, I'm hoping to study embryology/development of the nervous system. But I guess evodevo biology would be super cool, too.

I also love to photograph aesthetically pleasing things like people and architecture as well as draw, and I worked at my school paper as a designer. Art and science make me happy.
What I’m doing with my life
School! Have degrees in biology and psychology, working on an MSc in neuroscience.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at lots of worthless things like drawing, taking pictures of people, and wooing cats. I played classical harp for over 12 years, and I'm also pretty proficient at academic things. I have a chronic school issue.

I do photography and freelance graphic design/illustration for extra cash.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height! I have a glorious and sometimes inconvenient height of 72" (~183 cm).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Five movies I have enjoyed, in no particular order: Lucky Number Slevin, From Dusk til Dawn, Gone Girl, Moonrise Kingdom, The Devil Wears Prada.
All-time favorite shows I will (and have) watch repeatedly: Scrubs, Firefly.

Favorite authors: Ursula K. Le Guin, Orson Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, Matt Ridley, Mary Roach.

Music: I usually listen to electronic music (GRiZ, M Machine, Liquid Stranger) or indie stuff (GEMS, Chet Faker, Sevdaliza, FKA Twigs, SBTRKT, Pomo). Also been known to listen to from everything from Stevie Wonder to Metallica to Madonna to Bowie, so it really just depends on my mood.

Food? Literally anything except some types of fish.
The six things I could never do without
Music, sunlight, the internet, chapstick, feminism, and my family.

And cats (mine are now sadly thousands of miles away, so if you have a cat, you have an exponentially greater chance of me wanting to hang out with you).

Can I just have 7?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Oh god. I think a lot.

Stuff about brains, stuff about whether or not we absorb calories from our own saliva, stuff about how people become contortionists, stuff about bonobos, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Simply hanging out with people out-n'-'bout (dancing, beer, movie) or sitting at home reading/watching movies, etc. Also, since I recently moved and don't know what's cool anymore, I need to get out of the house, so help me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I did an analysis of compatible or incompatible zodiac sun signs with my own and match percentage on OkC. Results indicate that horoscopes (or match percentages?) are bullshit (N=71, p=0.8048). I will literally show you my spreadsheet.
You should message me if
...you're smart, okay with associating with a girl around your height or taller, interested in everything, and up for trying anything at least once. Be ready; I am a fantastic conversationalist sometimes.

As a side note, I appreciate messages that are more interesting, so feel free to dazzle me with your huge.. intellect.
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