Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

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Cats in the Castle

I wonder how many of us depend on daydreams and distractions to get through all or part of the days... To touch the mind on most of the things of life, it feels like sailing with one's anchor down and dragging. Maybe to be continually absent from one's body is more like a ship that never docks though, with angry sailors.

My google calendar tells me that today is Judgement day, using the American spelling of judgement (that always looked wrong to me). Probably a Terminator reference, and also speaks of Ceremony (which I haven't gone to much since it moved to Pegasus, yay inconvenience) and Soccer (which is effectively dead on Saturdays, I suspect, given that the only people besides me who reliably showed up are now either out of town or leaving later tonight). Next weekend is Dmitriy's wedding (in Virginia).

Job Huntingtude: Looking for jobs in Britain is made much easier with the realisation that salaries are in £ rather than € - while costs of living are higher over there, I won't be entering abject poverty. I'm still irked that I haven't earned *quite* enough in the US to qualify for social security, which is why I'm still toying with the idea of moving to Austin or Portland for awhile. All I really know is that I want a change of scenery and I want to "meet a life partner"/get married/equivalent. If I do go overseas, I might see if I can pass one or both of the cats off to another family member (at least for awhile, maybe for good) to make moving easier.

Daydreams: Inventing "video" formats designed to be "stimulated" into the brain directly into areas of the visual cortex past V1 (and past the dorsal/ventral split) - V4 and V5. In the daydreams, it was decided to do this later in the stream because the device used to stimulate brain regions in a controlled way would have smaller areas to target than all of V1. Curiosity: Would the feeds back to V1 be problematic with this approach?

Yesterday was a pretty decent day. I'm still puzzled over why my MRI analyses for work are either broken or otherwise giving me no results (in marked contrast to the behavioural analyses - they should correlate, at least for motor regions) for this study. After work, I .. well, I didn't do anything special, but I had some good quality conversations and hanging out in and around the cluster, and that was nice.


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