Bachelor's degree in Biology here.All lot of physics, engineering, et. al going on here. Anyone interested in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry/Biophysics?
That's my field of learning and stuff, so I could totally nerd out on some shit if anyone wanted a lit review or explanation of anything.
Ohh not much, I was just wondering specifically what fields everyone was in?I have a degree in genetics and currently work in biotech. I'd be happy to talk about the biological sciences.
Interesting, because I've always had the theory that everyone had a little bit of synaesthesia in them. For example, I always associate the number 3 with green. The brain works by association, so it would make logical sense that synaesthesics are perhaps more sensitive to these associations than others.New Scientist said:Can you teach yourself synaesthesia?
16:03 12 July 2010 by Linda Geddes
A form of synaesthesia in which people experience letters or numbers in colour may be trainable. The discovery could shed new light on how such traits develop.
Synaesthesia is thought to have a genetic component, but some people have reported synaesthetic experiences following hypnosis, so Olympia Colizoli at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and colleagues, wondered if it might also be possible to acquire synaesthesia through training.
To test the idea, they gave seven volunteers a novel to read in which certain letters were always written in red, green, blue or orange (see picture). Before and after reading the book, the volunteers took a "synaesthetic crowding" test, in which they identified the middle letter of a grid of black letters which were quickly flashed onto a screen. Synaesthetes perform better on the test when a letter they experience in colour is the target letter.
The volunteers performed significantly better on this test after training compared with people who read the novel in black and white.
The findings suggest that natural synaesthesia may develop as a result of childhood experiences as well as genetics, says Colizoli, who presented the findings at the Forum of European Neuroscience in Amsterdam last week.
Did you threw yourself into the ground while shouting ?I AM NOT WORTHY??So, uh, did I ever tell you kids about the time I met Bill Nye the Motherfuckin' Science Guy?