Ben

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation Student researcher
Location Somerville, MA, United States
Introduction I'm a PhD candidate in neuroscience at Brandeis University. I finished serving in the Peace Corps in Ukraine a couple of years ago and moved to Boston. Now I'm taking some classes, helping to teach a couple classes, tutoring English to international students, and researching the relative contributions of visually-evoked and spontaneous activity of neurons in the cortex to information processing.
Interests Science, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Tai Chi
Favorite Movies Dances with Wolves, Apocalypse Now, The Shawshank Redemption, Requiem for a Dream, Mulholland Drive, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Persepolis, The Fellowship of the Ring, Christmas Vacation
Favorite Music Bob Marley, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Arturo Sandoval, Creedence Clearwater, Burning Spear, Chopin, Verdi, Stan Kenton
Favorite Books The Masks of God, March Violets, Portnoy's Complaint, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Mountains Beyond Mountains, The Upanishads, The Lord of the Rings