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Knowledge is an attribute that Science picks along her way. But great Science just lifts part of veil and drives our explorations towards further unknown unknowns. The only think we know, for sure, or fundamentally believe, is that the quest will be endless: the beauty of discoveries along the voyage is sufficient to prevent despair to prevail, knowing there are still more to come.
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Neurons Constantly Rewrite Their DNA.

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor “DNA surgeries” to toggle their activity levels all day, every day. Since these activity levels are important in learning, memory and brain disorders, the researchers think their finding will shed light on a range of important questions.

http://goo.gl/nriZU3
Image description:  Levels of the surface receptor GluR1, orange, are shown in unmodified neurons, left, and in those with increased levels of Tet3, right.
Study: doi:10.1038/nn.4008
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The hollow mask illusion is a feat of optical witchcraft that tricks your brain into thinking that the inside of a rotating mask is exactly like the outside – a face with protruding features.

The hollow-mask optical illusion is a simple test for the neurological dysfunction associated with schizophrenia. The visual senses of a person with a healthy brain will be overwhelmed by the illusion; a schizophrenic person reliably sees right through it.

What is the hollow-mask illusion? When a hollow mask is turned away from you, it will appear to be facing you; the nose, for example, will appear to be protruding from the mask. The illusion is so powerful that even if a test subject is told in advance what to look for, and even if he watches the illusion unfolding, his senses will still deceive him.

Seeing through the illusion isn’t a completely reliable indicator of schizophrenia. Some alcoholic test subjects may not be fooled by the hollow mask illusion. Being under the influence of cannabis (marijuana) may also yield a false positive.

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http://www.cracked.com/article_22412_6-tiny-things-that-indicate-youve-got-huge-medical-problems.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16911-schizophrenics-see-through-hollowmask-illusion.html#.VT3B07mdK70

#neuroscience   #hollowmaskillusion   #schizophrenia  
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The illusions still work with me and I cannot tell the difference, but I still hear those dang voices, and thier telling me not to cut the grass, nor should I change the oil on truck, and that I should go fishing. 
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In less than a minute, watch 515 years of history unfold at the tip of Manhattan Island. The seemingly three-dimensional time-lapse panorama will appear on three walls of special elevator cabs servicing the observatory at 1 World Trade Center. 
The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.
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Have you heard the news? The New Screen Savers launches on May 2nd! Find out more and get links to subscribe here: http://inside.twit.tv/blog/2015/4/19/the-new-screen-savers-to-launch-may-2nd.html
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Mmm I love Korean BBQ!
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A team of scientists working in Kenya says it has unearthed the oldest tools ever discovered, dating back 3.3 million years ago. The stone flake tools are 700,000 years older than the earliest known stone tools, predating modern humans by 500,000 years and “suggesting that our ancestors were crafting tools...
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That's pretty awesome evidence of computers surpassing people. Most people think I look 25-ish. Computer's like hell no: 35. lol. I hate you machine learning. ;)
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I got 22. But I'm really 38
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Something with not too many notes. Lol
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“The stuff that people are doing here is the future.”
-+Geoffrey Hinton, Google Distinguished Researcher

At Google, Neural Networks are behind much of the cutting-edge research in Machine Intelligence that enables speech recognition, computer vision, machine translation and more. Check out an article by the +Toronto Star, which highlights some of the history and promise of Deep Learning, and how it is finding ways into applications used by millions.
Artificial intelligence research using neural networks has taken off, with a $400-million boost from Google, in part thanks to Canadian Geoffrey Hinton.
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$400 million is no-small boost!
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Ha! made me lol
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Education
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Masters, Computer Science, 2013 - present
    Advanced Brain Simulation Bioinformatics Advanced Data Structures Data Mining Linguistics Sociocultural Linguistics Second Language Acquisition
  • Stetson University College of Law
    Law, 2002 - 2004
  • Louisiana State University
    Psychology, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Psychology, 1997 - 1998
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Some adjectives to describe me:
  • introspective
  • creative
  • loving
  • patient
  • inquisitive
  • philosophical
  • logical
  • empathic
  • forgiving
  • driven
  • careful
  • relaxed
  • appreciative
Some interests:
  • linguistics
  • philosophy
  • science
  • space
  • neurology
  • law (I'm a lawyer by profession)
  • programming (C#, VB--learning objective C)
  • languages (Native English, proficient french, very little Spanish)
  • government
  • golden retrievers
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Problem solving, learning, and thinking outside of the box
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Employment
  • Fugro
    Systems Engineer, 2015 - present
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Graduate Assistant, 2013 - 2015
  • Louisiana State University at Eunice
    Paralegal Instructor and Program Coordinator, 2010 - 2011
  • Port of St. Helens
    Property & Operations Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • Dye, Deitrich, Petruff, & St. Paul, P.L.
    Associate Attorney, 2005 - 2008
  • Pinellas County
    Law Clerk II, 2004 - 2005
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