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I'm a scientist and a professor. Specialties: biophysics and neuroscience. From California originally. I have worked on Capitol Hill for a year as well, an inspiring and frustrating experience. I am co-author of the popular book Welcome To Your Brain.

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Diaries published: 24 (318 days since last diary on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 08:50 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 287 (318 days since last comment on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 08:50 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 1334

Total Comment Ratings: 959

Most Recommended Diary: The neuroscience of false beliefs, 427 comments, 503 recommends

People Following mindgeek: 85

mindgeek's Most Recent Diaries:

(Cross-posted at the Princeton Election Consortium ) An octogenarian once invited me to his old, exclusive East Coast club to give a talk about neuroscience, my area of specialty. Afterwards, as ...
by mindgeek
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 08:50 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
In this year's race, national polls show a tie, while state polls show a decisive Obama advantage. The discrepancy has interested many commentators on the right: Karl Rove , Ross Douthat . ...
by mindgeek
Comment Count 84 comments on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 05:46 AM PDT with 146 Recommends
Greetings, all. My name is Sam Wang. I founded the Princeton Election Consortium . The site's Meta-Analysis of State Polls started here in 2004 as a diary during the Bush v. Kerry race. Now, in ...
by mindgeek
Comment Count 199 comments on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 05:21 PM PDT with 474 Recommends
(Cross-posted at the Princeton Election Consortium ) National polling averages are contradictory: Pollster gives Romney by +0.4% , TalkingPointsMemo gives Romney by +0.6% , and RealClearPolitics ...
by mindgeek
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 12:13 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
(Cross-posted at the Princeton Election Consortium ) Many readers of this site know that pollsters vary in their methods. However, existing solutions, such as correcting for bias, have attracted ...
by mindgeek
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 11:51 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
(Cross-posted at the Princeton Election Consortium ) Back on the false-belief beat...sort of. I've ...
by mindgeek
Comment Count 68 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 10:41 AM PST with 16 Recommends

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