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My self-summary
I'm super-active on Quora (47,000+ questions asked, 3rd highest edit count) - Long profile there!

I'm also known as InquilineKea. Facebook is at Other stuff at and Feel free to follow me/friend me.
What I’m doing with my life
I've just moved to the Cambridge, MA area, which is the closest thing to heaven on Earth.

I like exploring and registering Internet accounts everywhere. I'm super-curious and I <3 internet culture. I'm really neotonous and super-open to novel/memorable experiences.

I'm really obsessive about aging and cognitive neuroscience (among many other fields!). I've also historically been interested in astrobiology.
I’m really good at
Finding interesting websites. Or in other words, finding the right substrates for the right enzyme, whatever the enzyme happens to be.
The first things people usually notice about me
I ask dozens of questions!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

Blogs: Gene Expression/gnxp, Overcoming Bias, LessWrong, FuturePundit/ParaPundit, Fight Aging, Bryan Caplan, Centauri Dreams, Information Processing, Life Unbounded, Statistical Modeling, and (haha)

I also read Communications of the ACM, Volokh Conspiracy, Pew Research, Singularity Hub, and others.

Books:, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Kuhn), Consilience (E.O. Wilson), The Psychology of Science and the Origins of the Scientific Mind (Feist), Origins of Wealth (Beinhocker), The Blank Slate (Pinker), Origins of Genius (Simonton), The Scientist as Rebel (Dyson), Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Dennett), The Extended Phenotype (Dawkins), The Selfish Gene (Dawkins), Scientific Genius: A Psychology of Science (Dean Simonton), Beyond Good and Evil (Nietzsche), Towards a Genealogy of Morals (Nietzsche), Human All Too Human (Nietzsche), How the Mind Works (Pinker), How to Build a Habitable Planet, Rare Earth (Brownlee and Ward), Life and Death of Planet Earth, The Brief History of Time (Hawking), The Nurture Assumption (Harris), No Two Alike (Harris), The World is Flat (Friedman), The Language Instinct (Pinker), Romance of Three Kingdoms, Deschooling Society (Illich), Freakonomics, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, Talking About Leaving - Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences, Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, The Quest for Consciousness (Koch), Heaven in a Chip (Kosko), Noise (Kosko), Outsmarting IQ: the Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence (Perkins), The Synaptic Self (LeDoux), The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind (Goldberg), The Quark and the Jaguar (Murray Gell-Mann), Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid (Sternberg), School's Out (Perelman)

Websites (that might as well be books): Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,, numerous course websites (MIT OCW actually offers less than many others - just google textbook +

Other books at

Food: vegetarian + anything good for calorie restriction (low GI, etc). There's still plenty of good-tasting food that has low GI.

Movies: Good Will Hunting

Music: Linkin Park, Smile.Dk, Eurodance, computer game music, some other songs i'd be too embarrassed to mention
Six things I could never do without
Google Reader, Gmail, Adderall XR (or Provigil), online forums, external HDs, Wikipedia, BitTorrent, Quora
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to find more amusing ways of doing/analyzing things. Or more efficient ways.
On a typical Friday night I am
Quora'ing, learning, explore-over-exploiting
You should message me if
Well basically, I'm open to anyone who's both intelligent and highly open.
The two of us