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Pascal Wallisch
Works at Center for Neural Science
Attended University of Chicago
Lives in New York
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  • Center for Neural Science
    New York University, 2007 - present
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The life of the mind
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Interested in engaged discourse and exchange of ideas and information. 
 
Some exemplars of heated, yet informative discussions:

*Is the world becoming more peaceful and if so, why?

*Does G+ have a distinct culture of civility and if so, why?

*Is fructose bad for you and if so, why? 

*Is the use of eponyms bad for science and if so, why?

*What would a day without science look like? 

*Who is best at spending money? Governments? Individuals? 

*Is religion enriching life and if so, how? 

*How do you come to terms with the mistakes you made? 

*Can suicide be rational and if so, was it in this case?

*If science is under attack, is it worth defending - and if so, how? 

*Is fracking a viable solution to our energy woes and if not, what else can we do? 

*Is science journalism in need of reform and if so, what should be done?  https://plus.google.com/100279438294886290330/posts/i4uf42Nm4s8 

*Should childhood circumcision be legal and if so, for what reasons? 

I a nutshell, I want to understand things (Bloom's taxonomy nonwithstanding), and use this understanding to inform positve change. 
Education
  • University of Chicago
    Cognitive Neuroscience (PhD), 2002 - 2007
  • Free University Berlin
    Psychology (BA), 1998 - 2001
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If you want to get into Neural Data Science, the best way to do that is probably to take Short Course 2 at SfN 2016

https://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2016/sessions-and-events/sfn-preconference-sessions
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Do you even sleep? http://babysleepstudy.org/node/97
We've all heard that it is important to get “deep REM sleep” for peak performance. This is nonsense. Deep sleep and REM sleep are two distinct and radically different sleep stages. But what are sleep stages to begin with and how are they defined? For most of human history, sleep was seen as a ...
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Is the brain ever truly at rest?
Sleep is underrated. This is somewhat puzzling. What would you pay for a pill that makes you feel better, be more productive, more creative, less likely to get Alzheimer's and perhaps even lose some weight? Sleep does all of that without any side effects and – unlike exercise, which touts some ...
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Brain must not stop 
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Explaining color constancy
object will absorb some wavelengths of the light source (the illuminant) and reflect others. For instance, plants look green because they absorb short and long
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+Denis Loubet Well, there you go. Your experience is 100% consistent with this explanation.
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What have we learned?
On a cold winter afternoon in February 2015, Cecilia Bleasdale took a picture of a dress that she meant to wear to her daughter’s wedding. A couple of ...
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And that's why scientists are so excited about this. There is a lot to learn here. 
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The more we look into the microbiome, the more it is clear that it matters for mental health. Here, autism symptoms are normalized by restoring L. reuteri in the microbiome.
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Do you understand sleep?
sleep and the need to sleep and how sleep is measured before, but in order to foster our #citizenscience efforts at NYU, I want to bring accessible and
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Today is world sleep day. How are you celebrating it? http://babysleepstudy.org/node/87
Sleep is underrated. This is somewhat puzzling. What would you pay for a pill that makes you feel better, be more productive, more creative, less likely to get Alzheimer's and perhaps even lose some weight? Sleep does all of that without any side effects and – unlike exercise, which touts some ...
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Lifestyle choices seem to determine how you saw that #dress. Here is why...
On a cold winter afternoon in February 2015, Cecilia Bleasdale took a picture of a dress that she meant to wear to her daughter’s wedding. A couple of ...
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+Pascal Wallisch yes it can change - it seems to every time I look at it and I can even change it at will ... I almost feel sorry for people who only see it one way ;-) ... 
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Do you sleep enough? Do you sleep well? Do you sleep well enough? Do you want to? #citizenscience
Last time, we explained how light contributes to the regulation of sleep-wake cycles by the brain. Briefly, the brain needs to synchronize its activity levels with the light levels in the outside world in order to be asleep and awake at the appropriate times. But not all light is created equal.
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Why do you get angry?
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