Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Short version:Transhumanist optimist socialist atheist feminist
I'm pretty weird, for instance I only eat frozen carrots for lunch.
There are other reasons why I'm weird, but this seems to be the one
that confuses people most (for the record, it's actually based on
some pretty interesting hypotheses about energetic stress and
aging. Ask me about them, it makes for great flirtation)
I just graduated from college, and I moved to Baltimore for my job.
I work in a lab at the NIH, putting electrodes in rats' brains. I
love to swim (did you know you can swim in the harbor? But only
when the bacteria count is low enough), write (mostly SF), and
program stuff for fun
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm really interested in cognitive performance and how it's
generated in the brain—the brain processes that explain, for
instance, why a task is easy for some people and hard for other
people and whether there are ways to improve performance on it.
Currently I work in a lab that studies attention; I'm planning to
go to graduate school and get a Ph.D in a year or two.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I have an uncanny talent for finding security flaws. So if this
science thing doesn't work out I can always fall back on a life of
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The way to my heart is actually creepy scifi. Think Fringe, or The
Strain (books, and movies), or most recently Helix.
Also Agents of Shield. But that's really just Fringe with more
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Caffeine (and l-theanine)
Everything else is optional.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Either I will die or I will live forever. Which possibility is more
How to define psychological normality and whether or not it's a
useful concept in the first place (I generally don't think
How accurate, in an absolute sense, is our current understanding of
physics? Will core concepts be shown to be wrong or just
approximations of what's actually going on? Does it make sense at
the current time to try and predict far-off events like the fate of
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Building stuff. Right now it's a low-cost brain stimulator.
I also enjoy going out provided it's to a place where I can
actually hear the people I'm with (otherwise I will literally fall
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm really excited for when dark eye circles replace beards as the
ironic hipster thing because then I'LL FINALLY BE COOL.
And I tend to be shy when meeting people ? I'm getting better at it
You should message me if
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You want a partner to try this experiment
. Or if you have a cat I can
pet.(that's not a euphemism, I really miss my cats)
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