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Pascal Wallisch
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Interested in neural data science? Available this summer? Apply and spread the word.
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Do you know enough about psychopaths to recognize them reliably? 
Read all Slate’s coverage of The Jinx. On Saturday, Robert Durst was arrested by the FBI on a charge of first-degree murder. He is suspected of killing his friend Susan Berman 15 years earlier. This is not the only time people close to Durst have come to grief under suspicious...
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Yeah, I suspected the title and sub-title were a bit sensationalized and were not yours.

Thank you.  The elsevierconnect piece is much better.
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Very impressed by Weiji Ma's "illusions to inference" class, which declared the week of the "dress". Here is what they came up with.
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My dad showed me the same thing.
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I know we've all hit peak dress. But this is why the dress matters. This is not a frivolous discussion. #itsnotaboutthedress   
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Man, I'm sorry :(  On the other hand, in reliving my initial giddiness over seeing you there, that is 10 s that was not spent on Kim Kardashian's vow to refrain from thinking in order to avoid forehead creases or whatever  . . . I choose to perceive this as progress.  
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Saw the dress? Curious what it means? Here is my take: http://pensees.pascallisch.net/?p=1885
white surface illuminated by red light will objectively look reddish. The same white surface illuminated by blue light will objectively look blueish. In order
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i would assume the reception of the dresses colours by masses is a quantum superposition (quantum sociology). So aslong not everybody has talked about it, it will be blueblackgoldwhite. ;-)
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Exploring swarm behavior and group priors.
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Myopia epidemic due to lack of sunlight and too much time spent indoors? Answer is likely complex. 
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
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US and UK overstate (propaganda). It's more a culture of things. Case in point the great debates between Oxford/Cambridge/Yale/Harvard. The UK clearly won the debate but the US was given the prize. While the rest of the world was astonished how corrupted a debate could be.
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The Science behind The Dress
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+Runivis Roan It's not about the dress. It's about visual perception and human cognition. And world peace. What hope can we have to strive for it if we can't even agree on something so basic, or allow for the fact that people sincerely see the world differently? So - in summary - I could not disagree more strongly. Just because some people don't get the significance doesn't mean that it isn't there. But this is to be expected. Just like the dress doesn't change to be blue and black just because some people see it white and gold. It's important that one's experience might be at variance with that of others. Clear enough?
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New lessons from the dress. #itsnotaboutthedress
If you are just encountering The Dress for the first time, you might first want to click here to see what all the fuss was about. The brain lives in a bony shell. The completely light-tight nature of the skull renders this home a place of complete darkness. So the...
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remember - there have been people executed based solely on eyewitness testimony - there are still people on death row with this flimsy 'evidence'
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Insightful video and - as usual - impeccable scholarship. In light of that - however, I was quite surprised at the number of typos on more than just a few slides, e.g.
@32:51- "inmediate" should be "immediate"
@39:15- "insitutions" should be "institutions"
@40:56- "Shangai" should be "Shanghai"
@42:06- "goverment" should be "government"
@ 46:45 - "abscence" should be "absence" 
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Is our society sufficiently hardened against psychopaths? Arguably, the answer is "no". This is a problem. Because they are out there...
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Thought provoking.

I think Jung would say that a Genius controls his shadow, where a psychopath is controlled by his shadow, or even IS his shadow.
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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. 
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  • University of Chicago
    Cognitive Neuroscience (PhD), 2002 - 2007
  • Free University Berlin
    Psychology (BA), 1998 - 2001
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