In case you hadn’t heard…

…my advisor is AWESOME.

The following is from Rice University’s Psychology News Website

Professor James Pomerantz has been invited to deliver the next Kanizsa Lecture in Italy
Each year the Department of Psychology at the University of Trieste celebrates the work of the pioneeer visual scientist Gaetano Kanizsa with the Kanizsa Lecture. Kanizsa (1913-1993), whose name is widely known from the illusory figures and contours he created such as the famous Kanizsa Triangle, was an influential cognitive psychologist working in the Gestalt tradition, but he was also an artist. He was the founder of the Institute of Psychology of Trieste. Previous Kanizsa lecturers include Irvin Rock, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Philip Johnson-Laird, Richard Gregory, Elizabeth Spelke, Melvyn Goodale, and Steven Palmer.”

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Hello all!
Due to some issues with the available templates for Rice’s blog domain (i.e., the templates that have RSS options are ghastly), I have created a Twitter that will keep track of my blog posts, as well as other cool neuro stuff.

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“So long, and thanks for the Ph.D!”

For all my current and future grad-school peeps. And for all those that find themselves curious about what grad school is all about. Dr. Azuma makes some excellent points for thought. Not to mention some humor in the mix! Here’s his brief description:

“A computer science graduate school survival guide, intended for prospective or novice graduate students. This guide describes what I wish I had known at the start of graduate school but had to learn the hard way instead. It focuses on mental toughness and the skills a graduate student needs. The guide also discusses finding a job after completing the Ph.D. and points to many other related web pages.”

Click here for the full article.