Now that I’m finally back in Durham, I must express tremendous gratitude to the incredible group of researchers working at New York University’s Poeppel lab for all of their assistance, encouragement, humor, and fine hospitality during my stay as we spent all week scanning subjects brains for The Kissing Experiment.
I’d like to individually thank Katherine Yoshida who set up the trials for her many tireless hours working with photos. I’m appreciative to Tobias Overath for his patience in the MRI and Christine Boylan for her head curviture assessments. Also, I’m grateful to Jeff Walker for running each trial and Discover’s own Amos Zeeberg and Eliza Strickland for willing to be my guinea pigs and braving the MEG machine. Most importantly, very special thanks to Gregory Cogan for being a terrific host and David Poeppel (brief bio here) for allowing me to take over his lab for such a stimulating cognitive neuroscience experiment.
We’re already seeing some very interesting results which I’ll have plenty to say about here and in the book. For more on David’s research, you can check out his terrific blog called Talking Brains. The Poeppel lab is an incredible group and I already miss them and NYC! XX