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+James Salsman , I'm not talking about Picasso, I'm talking about the pseudo-cubist illustration style popular at midcentury.
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Paywalled paper finds acute changes in frontoparietal connectivity after Ketamine
Abstract Following the discovery of the antidepressant properties of ketamine, there has been a recent resurgence in the interest in this NMDA receptor antagonist. Although detailed animal models of the molecular mechanisms underlying ketamine's effects have emerged, there are few MEG/EEG studies examining the acute subanesthetic effects of ketamine infusion in man. We recorded 275 channel MEG in two experiments (n = 25 human males) examining the...
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The author of this computer science textbook took some time out of his busy day to include this funny joke in the chapter on computational geometry.

My kind of jokester.
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This came out ok, but the crust was a little moist. Next time, I will try removing it from the silicone for the final step of melting the toppings. I'm also going to try mixing in some gluten powder for taste.

Ingredients for crust:
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
¾ cup almond flour
2 tbs cream cheese
1 egg
Garlic salt

Melt mozzarella and cream cheese in microwave or double boiler
Stir in almond flour and egg.
Wet hands and flatten 'dough' onto parchment or silicone.
Sprinkle garlic salt
Poke holes in dough with fork to reduce bubbles
Bake on cookie sheet until golden.

Top with favorite toppings but precook anything that needs to actually cook (I sautéed mushrooms in a pan) . Finally, "cook" just long enough to melt cheese.
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Rick Perlstein is the national correspondent for the The Washington Spectator, where this article first appeared. You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down. Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about t...
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Psilocybin-induced spiritual experiences and insightfulness are associated with synchronization of neuronal oscillations: a new paywalled paper from Michael Kometer and others in Vollenweider's group. 
Rationale During the last years, considerable progress has been made toward understanding the neuronal basis of consciousness by using sophisticated behavioral tasks, brain-imaging techniques, and various psychoactive drugs. Nevertheless, the neuronal mechanisms underlying some of the most intriguing states of consciousness, including spiritual experiences, remain unknown. Objectives To elucidate state of consciousness-related neuronal mechanisms...
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Here's the next disturbing/fascinating deep learning craze: this arxiv paper uses ConvNets to apply an artists style as a filter on a preexisting image. http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.06576 
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+Daniel Estrada , that's not really true. You can be brought to this point very quickly.
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This gives me a lot of respect for George RR Martin. Also spurred me to download a few of Annie Bellet's stories. 
After a group of fans tried to guarantee a whiter, more male slate, the big Hugos instead went to "No Winner."
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Yes, four best novel Hugos!
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Neat old (2006) profile of LSD-inventor Albert Hofmann by psychedelic chemist David Nichols
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A while back I posted a survey about psychedelic drug effects from qualiacomputing.  I neglected to followup by posting their results.  Here they are.
What are the relevant dimensions of drug effects? "Does it make you stupid? Does it make you hallucinate? Gosh, I don't know what else to ask!" - Moms everywhere, worrying about the latest Research...
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man did 200 mg bk 2cb and was best psy ever ,++++ and a half better than lsd or psilocybin 12 hrs of learning and changing,recommend,true psy no 6 apb or mdma more of a way out delic,i love it
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New paywalled paper on LSD effects on music perception from Nutt, Carhart-Harris and friends.

On the one hand, duh.  On the other, I think they fail to show the effect they want. A major flaw with this paper is that they only report measuring one thing in a limited way. My experience is you need to have control measures, partly because participants on psychedelics sometimes affirm almost any question you place in front of them:

Researcher: "Do you feel more awake?"
Volunteer: "Yes."
Researcher: "Do you feel more sleepy"
Volunteer: "Yes."
Researcher: "Do you feel more awake and more sleepy at the same time?"
Volunteer: "Yes."

Some of this may be legit experience, possibly induced by the question, and some may be the melting of word meaning. But if you want to claim a specific effect, you need to handle this. At the simplest level, you balance positive and negatively expressed items, as I do in the example. More generally, you'd really like to see some non-emotional musical measures (like "did the music sound louder?") and some non-musical emotional measures (like "rate how much wonder you feel from seeing this bic pen"). You need these controls to make the kinds of arguments the researchers want to make.

The researchers do include a broader range of visual analog items in supplemental material, but this isn't reassuring since everything or almost everything appears to be statistically increased. Maybe LSD increases ratings for everything?
Rationale There is renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). LSD was used extensively in the 1950s and 1960s as an adjunct in psychotherapy, reportedly enhancing emotionality. Music is an effective tool to evoke and study emotion and is considered an important element in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy; however, the hypothesis that psychedelics enhance the emotional response to...
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fMRI is a weird measure of brain activity -- it actually measures the magnetic changes caused by an overshoot in blood oxygenation that happens after brain activity.  There are therefore big questions about whether fMRI changes with drugs might be partly drug effects on cerebral blood flow or on coupling between brain activity and blood flow.  This paper suggests that psilocin and psilocybin do affect this coupling, which makes recent human fMRI studies with psychedelics more difficult to interpret.
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    Data Scientist, 2014 - present
    "Bringing healthier and affordable food to everyone, everywhere."
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    Principal Data Scientist, 2013 - 2014
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    Postdoctoral fellow, 2013
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