Eagleman Lab outing

  • We learned gun safety
  • We tested out 4 types of guns
  • We learned I’m a terrible shot
  • We talked rational gun policy in the US
People from Google and TED came by the lab, and I responded.

People from Google and TED came by the lab, and I responded.

Oh no, he loves belly rubs! Help me name him.

Oh no, he loves belly rubs! Help me name him.

We just launched a journal. 

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

If you’re not taking all the coding classes right this second, do it. DOIT.

Me today.

Dad Gets Brain Injury From Headbanging to Motörhead

Doctors at Hannover Medical School in Germany treated a 50-year-old man earlier this year complaining of constant headaches that were only getting worse. He had no history of head injuries or drug problems, but told doctors that he had been headbanging at a Motörhead concert with his son the month before. After scanning his head, doctors found a brain bleed.
According to their case study published today in medical journal the Lancet, doctors then drilled a hole in the man’s head to drain the blood, after which his headaches stopped. It was all the headbanging. [via]

Dad Gets Brain Injury From Headbanging to Motörhead

Doctors at Hannover Medical School in Germany treated a 50-year-old man earlier this year complaining of constant headaches that were only getting worse. He had no history of head injuries or drug problems, but told doctors that he had been headbanging at a Motörhead concert with his son the month before. After scanning his head, doctors found a brain bleed.

According to their case study published today in medical journal the Lancet, doctors then drilled a hole in the man’s head to drain the blood, after which his headaches stopped. It was all the headbanging. [via]

I have another paper in the works about this sort of thing and thought I’d reach out to the guys at BLR. Just disgusted with how much I adore them, so great…

The drone technologically is more advanced than the human brain.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in regard to the “accuracy of the remotely operated aircraft” (via)
Breezed through most of this tonight. Get it. You’ll be fascinated by the case studies, learn relevant neuroanatomy, ride along the fMRI tech talk, giggle and leave with a hankering for a good steak and a martini. 
I’m officially re-inspired. Really looking forward to meeting Dr. Kiehl next week!

Breezed through most of this tonight. Get it. You’ll be fascinated by the case studies, learn relevant neuroanatomy, ride along the fMRI tech talk, giggle and leave with a hankering for a good steak and a martini. 

I’m officially re-inspired. Really looking forward to meeting Dr. Kiehl next week!

5 Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case Will Settle Suit for $40 Million JUNE 19, 2014

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment for a sensational crime they did not commit. [via]

started my research on the Central Park Jogger case at John Jay in NYC. I spent years studying false confessions, psychological coercion, reading transcripts of the custodial interrogations of these kids, watching video of the confessions elicited, hoping there would be a settlement but more importantly, admission of wrong doing on behalf of the prosecutors’ office. We won’t get the latter, but they will get the former (after a pass by the judge, comptroller and de Blasio). This case; Antron McCray, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam and Kharey Wise are solely responsible for inspiring me to do my work, and I’m glad it’s almost closed. Twenty-five years is too long.



Jesse Lee Herald of Edinburg, Virginia, received an unusual sentence for child endangerment, hit-and-run driving, and driving on a suspended license: 20 months in prison, five years of probation, and a vasectomy. As part of his plea deal, Herald had to agree to get snipped when he got out of jail. He’s not allowed to undergo a reversal until his probation is up. 



Herald has a fairly long rap sheet already, including a previous hit-and-run conviction, but it wasn’t just his life of petty crime that inspired the mandatory vasectomy, according to what assistant prosecutor Ilona L. White told NV Daily
White said her motivation in offering the vasectomy option to Herald stemmed from concerns raised at sentencing hearings in earlier cases about how many children have been traced to him from different women.
"It was primarily due to the fact he had seven or eight children, all by different women, and we felt it might be in the commonwealth’s interest for that to be part of the plea agreement," White said of the vasectomy provision.  [via]

So, it’s an option when the judge offers it in a plea, but if said plea is accepted, it’s mandatory temporary eugenics. 

Jesse Lee Herald of Edinburg, Virginia, received an unusual sentence for child endangerment, hit-and-run driving, and driving on a suspended license: 20 months in prison, five years of probation, and a vasectomy. As part of his plea deal, Herald had to agree to get snipped when he got out of jail. He’s not allowed to undergo a reversal until his probation is up. 

Herald has a fairly long rap sheet already, including a previous hit-and-run conviction, but it wasn’t just his life of petty crime that inspired the mandatory vasectomy, according to what assistant prosecutor Ilona L. White told NV Daily

White said her motivation in offering the vasectomy option to Herald stemmed from concerns raised at sentencing hearings in earlier cases about how many children have been traced to him from different women.

"It was primarily due to the fact he had seven or eight children, all by different women, and we felt it might be in the commonwealth’s interest for that to be part of the plea agreement," White said of the vasectomy provision.  [via]
So, it’s an option when the judge offers it in a plea, but if said plea is accepted, it’s mandatory temporary eugenics. 
Jacques from Lazarus 3D pops in the lab sometimes with cool 3D printed brains, skulls and spines…and anything else you need whipped up. 

Jacques from Lazarus 3D pops in the lab sometimes with cool 3D printed brains, skulls and spines…and anything else you need whipped up. 

rrrick:

Speculum humanae salvationis

More pithily, friends said that Gage “was no longer Gage.” via

rrrick:

Speculum humanae salvationis

More pithily, friends said that Gage “was no longer Gage.” via