Let’s face it. We all know someone with the new Amazon Kindle. On Christmas day 2010, more people activated new Kindles and bought more e-books than at any other time in Amazon’s history. And why not? It’s slim, it’s lightweight, and it’s better for your eyes.
Really? All of my googling yielded a handful of [...]
With over 50 forms of synesthesia, this condition represents one of the richest perceptual conditions known to science. Rather than a deficit, synesthesia describes an augmentation of a very particular sensory experience. For synesthetes with colored-sequence synesthesia (CSS), the letter ‘K’ is actually ‘K’, Saturday means something very different than just Saturday, and  pops into their [...]
What is synesthesia?
Synesthesia is a perceptual condition where individuals make unusual sensory associations. There are over 50 different forms of synesthesia, but the most common form is called colored-sequence synesthesia (CSS). People with CSS associate colors with over-learned sequences including numbers, letters, weekdays, and months.
For those of you academics who are utterly befuddled by the confusion that is LMS color space, I offer the following groundwork. This came about through my own work with synesthesia (see my other posts) and my latest task: to which areas of the brain care the most about color using functional MRI (fMRI). [...]
Much to my chagrin, someone working for Kohl’s online mistakenly priced these shoes at $9.99. That same person apparently also neglected to negate other offers, so after entering one discount code and one for free shipping, these babies arrived at my home (albeit 3 weeks later) for a grand total [...]
Here’s the thing. I’ve looked far and wide for a better description of these boots than just the brand name Lucchese 1883, but folks, it’s a tough thing to find. I bought these at a local boot vendor and picked them out of an entire warehouse full of leather souls. If you’re [...]
- Marcus Raichle is a true innovator and an inspiring scientist. Fabulous keynote. #ohbm2013, Jun 17
- Sensation is an abstraction, not an accurate reflection of the real world. ~V.Mountcastle #ohbm2013, Jun 17
- Converging evidence from fc, ecog, and dti support true connectivity - Tim Ellmore in RestingState workshop #ohbm2013, Jun 16
- Tea and coffee is out! #ohbm2013 Props to organizers this year for outstanding tea selection., Jun 16
- All about performing proper statistical tests when evaluating fMRI and genetic data. Thank goodness! #imaginggenetics #ohbm2013, Jun 16
- Arrived at #ohbm2013 in Seattle! Looking forward to workshops tomorrow and lots of new brainstuffs., Jun 16
- It's a good thing we perform airtight scientific studies. How else would the government justify ignoring the results? http://t.co/jovMXcI3Vr, May 13
- High levels of NFkappaB inhibits neurogenesis (produced by GrRH), which increases aging: http://t.co/frOwYOQQ8f, May 13
- RT @MarkChangizi: So simple. So stupid. So...rewarding, somehow. http://t.co/nFQiEpu00v, Apr 18
- Is there a volume button on twitter #music?, Apr 18