What a perfect day, even though it’s gross and wet and cold. Come home from my first class to find my Hank in our bed (he has Good Friday off, but he worked until 3AM, slept there for a few hours, then drove home), went to the bank to do awesome adulty financial things and prepared for the future, had pho and tea for lunch, went to another class, then home to bed and watch Hulu, off to dinner at a favorite place for cold, rainy nights (fried oysters, grilled romaine salad, chicken with herb salad and rapini, fun dessert of grilled dark chocolate sandwich dipped in strawberry puree with brie and pickled pink peppercorns), then home to a fantastic Sazarac in bed with my love sleeping next to me, keeping my feet warm. I bought my graduation dress yesterday, and in two weeks I’ll be done with my last classwork/finals, and I’ll graduate in three weeks. Hank will be done with this hard show in four weeks.
On a side note, it sucks that none of my friends like whiskey. I adore it, but all of my friends either prefer beer, have heartburn and can’t drink it, or find it too strong. I make a damn fine Old Fashioned and a Sazarac and I have no one but myself to share it with.
Forever an overachiever. My last paper in undergrad, and the topic is pretty much a critique of popular press coverage of a particular piece of neuroscience. Instead of going the easy way and finding something fluffy on learning or “brain-training,” I pick this insane research article about how rats’ memory for olfactory stimuli is greater when introduced in slow-wave sleep versus waking state. I love reading research, but goddamn this is getting dense.
- The CS+ was never followed by foot shock, and was repeated 25 times over the course of the 30 min training session. The unpaired control groups received 5 electrical-OB stimulus presentations through one OB electrode and 25 via another OB electrode, along with 5 noncontingent foot shocks over the course of the 30 min session. After the 30 min training session in the conditioning box, paired and unpaired animals were returned to the dark, sound-attenuated chamber and LFPs and EMG were recorded for 4 h.
It’s gonna be awesome, but I deserve all the drinks after I turn it in next week.
Also, what the fuck kind of teacher gives you word count parameters, but requires it to exclude quotes? Super frustrating.
One of my best friend’s moms is throwing us a graduation party, and at least one former mayor of my city is invited. This might get weird.