Mixing Memory

Archives for August, 2007

Mirror Neurons, Animacy, and Gesture

So mirror neurons have been back in the news recently, as the result of a paper in the July 2007 issue of PLoS one titled, “Do you see what I mean? Corticospinal excitability during observation of culture-specific gestures”(1). Sounds interesting in a geeky sort of way, right? The paper starts with the observation that At…

The South

In my first month of blogging, way back in September of 2004, I posted a picture that my father (I think) had taken when he, my son, and I went to hang out in Centennial Park in Nashville while I was visiting home that summer. Here’s the picture: I remarked in the post that Nashville…

755

Taking a break from my mini-hiatus. I watched Barry Bonds hit his 755th tonight, live. It was a historic occasion, but judging by the fans’ reaction, the commissioner’s reaction (did he mouth “no” as the ball landed in the left field seats?), and his teammate’s subdued congratulations, I wasn’t alone in feeling sad and disappointed.…