ednerson
23 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Hi! I'm a Seattle to Edinburgh transplant.

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

Yeah. Eclectic is a good word. I do exciting things (paragliding, skeleton), drag friends to musicals/plays and go to crazy gigs, but I also bury my nose in scientific literature and like spending time with myself. 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. I study developmental neuroscience and write popular science pieces on anything biology related.

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. Dabbling with the idea of doing a masters in journalism.
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! And teeth? People say I have nice teeth.
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, Sense8.

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? I eat primarily vegetarian. I will never say no to Jaffa cakes or Vietnamese food.
The six things I could never do without
Music, sunlight, the internet, chapstick, feminism, and my family.

And animals, especially cats/dogs, i.e. perfect furry angels.
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.
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.

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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