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Mark Changizi
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Attended University of Maryland (PhD Appl Math)
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My tech start-up O2Amp has now take on distributors in China, Russia, Japan, Korea, and in discussions for Europe and the mid-east. Check us out... http://o2amp.com
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A Russian journalist reviews my book, The Vision Revolution, which is available in Russian translation in a week.

http://www.lookatme.ru/mag/how-to/books/202259-book
Марк Чангизи «Революция в зрении: что, как и почему мы видим на самом деле»
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This book, in any language, is a great resource for your study or office. I have used information in it three times now to branch off into a relevant blog. I highly recommend this read...in English, if that's your primary language!
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Some new products at O2Amp. (...and more coming.) 
Oxy-Iso Colorblind Correction Medical Eyewear. ABC News / Nightline video. Oxy-Iso compact pdf brochure. Clinical Colorblindness whitepaper. Customer testimonials. Doctors and nurses rely on color vision for diagnosing illness. Red-green colorblindness robs them of the ability to see numerous ...
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We at O2Amp now have prescription grade lens blanks for our Oxy-Iso Colorblind Correction Medical Lens. (And we have clip-on lens blanks as of today as well.)
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Beautifully illustrated BBC piece on illusions, including "perceiving the present".

http://www.bbc.com/future/bespoke/story/20150130-how-your-eyes-trick-your-mind/index.html
Look closer at optical illusions, says Melissa Hogenboom, and they can reveal how you truly perceive reality.
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I explain the birds and bees to my child.

http://youtu.be/1zqM6NQw204
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Sagan's COSMOS shaped a generation of scientists, aiming them for a life long search for deep truths. May the new one, premiering Sunday, do the same for this generation. 

Two pieces of mine about why COSMOS matters, and how it worked at motivating us.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/nature-brain-and-culture/201006/carl-sagan-s-secret-sauce-tapping-our-religious-sense 

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2011/11/04/carl-sagan-patron-saint-of-science-monks/#.UxjM-PldV8E
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I've felt that way about Cosmos being more of a spiritual experience, and less a documentary about the Universe. 

Oddly, Sagan and crew might of copied the concept for Kubrick and Clarke when they joked that  '2001' was a religious film. 
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Some new stuff at O2Amp for colorblind medical: Prescription lenses, and clip-ons. 
Oxy-Iso Colorblind Correction Medical Eyewear. ABC News / Nightline video. Oxy-Iso compact pdf brochure. Clinical Colorblindness whitepaper. Customer testimonials. Doctors and nurses rely on color vision for diagnosing illness. Red-green colorblindness robs them of the ability to see numerous ...
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Many medical personnel could be health-blind, and not even know it. 
There are those among us who are “health blind”, i.e., handicapped at sensing the health signals most of us easily recognize on others around us. They are the color blind. But we at O2Amp can fix t...
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Scientist, Inventor
Employment
  • 2AI
    Director of Human Cognition, 2010 - present
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Assistant Professor, Cog Sci, 2007 - 2010
  • California Institute of Technology
    Sloan-Swartz Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology, 2002 - 2006
  • Duke University
    Postdoc, 1998 - 2002
  • University College Cork
    Lecturer, 1997 - 1998
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NYC-ish
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Fairfax, VA - College Park, MD - Cork, Ireland - Durham, NC - Los Angeles, CA
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Cognitive scientist at 2AI, and author of THE VISION REVOLUTION (2009) and HARNESSED (2011)
Introduction

MARK CHANGIZI is a theoretical neurobiologist aiming to grasp the ultimate foundations underlying why we think, feel and see as we do. His research focuses on "why" questions, and he has made important discoveries such as on why we see in color, why we see illusions, why we have forward-facing eyes, why the brain is structured as it is, why animals have as many limbs and fingers as they do, why the dictionary is organized as it is, why fingers get pruney when wet, and how we acquired writing, language and music. 

He attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and then went on to the University of Virginia for a degree in physics and mathematics, and to the University of Maryland for a PhD in math. In 2002 he won a prestigious Sloan-Swartz Fellowship in Theoretical Neurobiology at Caltech, and in 2007 he became an assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2010 he took the post of Director of Human Cognition at a new research institute called 2ai Labs

He has more than thirty scientific journal articles, some of which have been covered in news venues such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Wired. He has written three books, The Brain from 25000 Feet (Kluwer 2003), The Vision Revolution (Benbella 2009) and Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man (Benbella 2011). He is working on two new books. One is his first fiction, called HUMAN 3.0, on the future of humans. The other is on emotions and facial expressions, called FORCE OF EMOTION

Education
  • University of Maryland (PhD Appl Math)
    Applied Math, 1992 - 1997
  • University of Virginia (B.S. Physics & Math)
    Physics and Math, 1987 - 1991
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    1986 - 1987
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