Monday, October 16, 2006 Misconceptions about Neuroscientists

Misconceptions about Neuroscientists


Right now the Neuroscience Conference is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center. Today I had the chance to see the masses of delegates clogging the food court and I was surprised by the following observations.
1. Most neuroscientists are VERY young. Most of the delegates appeared to be between 23 and 26 years old.
2. Most neuroscientists are Asian. Now this could be a false observation. Perhaps most neuroscience conference attendees are Asian. Compared to the absence of fun in the outer provinces of China, the coup in Thailand, and the trigger happy environment in North Korea Georgia in October probably seems like a welcoming spot to travel.
3. Most neuroscientists are kind of attractive. I was shocked by the profusion of clear skin, svelte bodies, and shiny thick hair in the crowd. Has this group found the key to attraction or are they merely messing with our brains to change our perception?

5 Comments:

Blogger Diesel said...

Also, maybe Asians tend to look younger than they are. And maybe you are inordinately attracted to them. Or not.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Oberon said...

......i recently discovered that happiness......is a psychiatric disorder.......i guess i'm crazy.

6:02 PM  
Blogger snackiepoo said...

You know what is odd? I work for Texas Instruments now and I have found that the Apps Engineers are actually yummy and not all guys with pocket protectors...ah preconceived notions, be damned ;)

7:04 PM  
Blogger inkyhack said...

What diesel said.

7:24 PM  
Blogger O Ceallaigh said...

Three observations:

a) Asians do tend to appear younger than they are to European eyes. I once thought a fellow scientist, a Japanese, was my age (then 30). He was 45.

b) Neuroscience is a young field, recently released by technology and social change from the social taboos and the deadly consequences of even minor mistakes. After all, these people are messing with your head ... It's also a field that has a lot of money being thrown at it now. Presto ... the young.

c) These days, any field that requires high intellectual activity will have a higher population of Asians than the general population. Those of European descent in America are too busy watching Flavor Flav or Monday Night Football.

8:10 AM  

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