Autopilot, by Andrew Smart (Chapter 2)

This chapter focuses on noise and its benefits to the brain as well as returning to the resting brain. And as far as the resting brain goes, it’s pretty interesting: When you activate your default mode network by doing nothing, it becomes robust and coherent. So, somehow our brains seem to violate the second law…

A “Stupid Little Life” for All of Us (Movie Review of American Beauty)

I won’t sugarcoat my view of this movie: It’s really really gross. But where Falling Down seems to enjoy it’s depravity and turn it into mean-spirited and often uncomfortable social commentaries that’s disconnected from reality, American Beauty seems to capture the spirit of dissatisfaction and complacency with their depravity all too well. The story revolves around a father (played…