Neurology

Grizzly Bear: Gun-Shy

Grizzly Bear: Gun-Shy

I recently stumbled over this new Kris Moyes-directed Grizzly Bear video, which is pretty visually interesting and basically like a series of animated gifs. Some of the gifs from the video are even downloadable, in case you want to embed the one of the guy’s melting iris as he puts in a contact into your new message board signature. I couldn’t help but notice that it was littered with ... »

Hey, Jude. You had a dream.

“Jude, Get Down From There!”: Out of Body and Near Death Experiences

Jude opened her eyes. She was floating and suspended in mid-air. Wonder and exhilaration filled her. Everything around her, wherever she looked, was white. Above her she noticed a glowing white light. She looked below her and saw a white hospital room, her hospital bed, two male doctors, and two female nurses. The doctors were dressed in all white: short sleeved scrub tops, scrub pants, doctors’ m... »

Adventures in Sketchnoting: Anatomy Sketchbook Pt. 2

Adventures in Sketchnoting: Anatomy Sketchbook Pt. 2

Back by request (and, let’s be honest, because I like blog posts that are mostly pictures), here are some more drawings from my human anatomy sketchbook. Some language in this post is NSFW. This spread has the cavernous sinuses on the left (the reason why picking an infected pimple on your face can kill you if you’re unlucky), and it has then some stuff about the inguinal canal and spi... »

Roots.

Roots.

Corporal punishment/ spanking is still common in American Society, ignoring articles and studies demonstrating its negative effects. It tends to be more prevalent in the African American community, “time out” is seen as something decidedly “white.” I am often performing in front of a largely, young, African American crowd, and despite my reputation as an atheist poet, my pr... »

The Genetics of Dance

The Genetics of Dance

So, as someone who spends most of her waking hours either doing genetics or dancing (seriously guys this accounts for both of my jobs and my two biggest hobbies) you could say that this study is relevant to my interests. And when the first sentence in a paper is something as ridiculous and wonderful as “Dancing, which is integrally related to music, likely has its origins close to the birth of Hom... »

Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting

I started grad school last month, and one of the instructors for my first class is a trained graphic recorder. The World Cafe explains graphic recording (also known as graphic facilitation or sketchnoting) as “capturing people’s ideas and expressions—in words, images and color—as they are being spoken in the moment.” Think of those cool RSA Animate videos, only done in real time ... »

Some Videos for Your Perusal

Some Videos for Your Perusal

Ah, Friday. The perfect day for not doing work. To help you along in this noble effort, I give you three cool videos that incorporate the arts and the sciences. You may now kill time at your leisure. First up is a video produced by Terri Timely that interprets the everyday experiences of people with synesthesia — that is, the condition that causes a person to see a color when they taste a fl... »

Creative Dissonance Episode 2 – Poicycling

Creative Dissonance Episode 2 – Poicycling

This one came a little more quickly that future updates are likely to appear. »

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