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23 Baltimore, MD Man


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  • Ages 20–30
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Last online
Yesterday – 10:27am
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body type
Strictly vegetarian
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Dislikes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Russian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Short version:Transhumanist optimist socialist atheist feminist physicalist neuroscientist.

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

I'm originally from California. I don't surf nor do I know movie stars because I'm from the boring farm part which is notable for producing about 90% of the nation's tomatoes and hippies. So I do know how to compost things. Seriously, if you need help composting anything hit me up.
What I’m doing with my life
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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.
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 (not so sold on the second season yet but the first was amazing).

Also Agents of Shield. But that's really just Fringe with more flying things.

I could probably be happy eating nothing but waffles for...a while.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The beach
Arduino boards
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 terrifying?

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 the sun?

Personal identity: The brain is constantly changing (membrane turnover, new synapses, etc), yet for all intents and purposes I remain the same person (i.e. If I were convicted of a crime that I committed yesterday, I wouldn't claim I was now a different person from the one who committed the crime). How can this be reconciled without invoking a mind independent of the brain or creating bizarre results like the possibility of being in two places at once?

If you have any thoughts on these please let me know!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Building stuff. My current projects are a low-cost brain stimulator and a ray gun.

If I'm unlucky, I might be in the lab training rats. "That's not a real thing", you say? Well let me show you my scars.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Take your pick:
*I'm an INTJ, which despite sounding like a really stupid abbreviation for "integer" is actually a good description of my personality
* I recognize people by their voice and gait because I can't recognize faces.
* If you buy a prepaid debit card and use up all the money on it, you can still swipe it in one of the seatback entertainment thingies on a plane and get free movies. This happens because they have to work even if they don't have a connection to the bank, so they assume that if you have a valid card number the charge will go through without actually checking.
* I'm really excited for when dark eye circles replace beards as the ironic hipster thing because then I'LL FINALLY BE COOL.

Seriously though, I'm pretty much an open book--ask me anything and I'll tell you!
You should message me if
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You like me
You found the secret message in my profile
You're willing to help me test an experimental brain scanner

Be warned that I don't check this site every day, so I might reply sporadically.