28 Boulder, United States
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My self-summary
I just moved to Boulder for grad school (cognitive psychology). Instead of mice, my new research subjects are going to be CU undergraduates (who hopefully will bite less). Largely, I'm writing computer programs as models of learning (cyber-rats).

In my spare time I practice Karate and play the piano a little bit. I also enjoy Magic the Gathering.
What I’m doing with my life
After five years of studying learning abnormalities in mice, I'm starting grad school in the Fall. I'm moving from a neuroscience focus to cognitive psychology, with a focus on writing computer programs to simulate and better understand attentional learning.
I’m really good at
-stats (for a non-statistician)
-the verbal sections of standardized tests
-programming cyber-rats
-making chili
The first things people usually notice about me
My mysterious accent
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-Patrick O'Brian
-Agatha Christie
-David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and History of England
-Macaulay's History of England (despite the smarm and bombast, or maybe because of it).
-Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
-Robert Massie (Dreadnought)
-I've recently discovered P.G. Wodehouse (The chappie who came up with Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, don't you know?)
-Mark Twain
-classic tales of fantasy and adventure, e.g. by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and H.P. Lovecraft (when he's not being racist)

- British people murdering each other, e.g. Inspector Morse,Poirot and the old Sherlock Homes with Jeremy Brett
-some animated comedies - American and Japanese - including Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Trigun (though it's not really a comedy) and The Venture Brothers
-British people in a more amiable and comic mood, e.g. Blackadder, Hot Fuzz and Red Dwarf
-I've enjoyed other things as well, e.g. All the President's Men and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Music: My tastes are eclectic. I like King Crimson, Cake, The Doors and QNTAL, for example.

-upscale beer
-upscale pizza
-real breakfast (meaning bacon and eggs)
-ice cream, an excellent alternative breakfast for when you're in a rush
The six things I could never do without
-Ana* and Sir Oskar Warmuffin, my time-travelling Jacobite cats
-free public domain audiobooks (visit www.librivox.org)

*Her full name is "Ana die kleine Zauberin, ueberhaupte Herrscherin der schwarze Magie" (bonus points if you can provide a translation).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-mathematical learning theory
-getting mice to behave
-what side I would take in their Civil War if I were an Englishman in 1642
On a typical Friday night I am
Either hanging out with friends or at home with Ana on my lap playing Zelda and listening to the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I shadow-box when I'm alone in elevators.
You should message me if
-You don't think there's anything unmanly about kittens.
-You want to play Magic or practice roundhouse kicks.
-You want to go out to a museum or something and have a good conversation.