Me

2013-05-03 18.50.49

Double Duke. Love James Madison University and the Shenandoah Valley. Lived there for 8 years.

2013-05-10 18.53.04

Here is my Step Mom Allison, my Dad and I. I am originally from the D.C. area, grew up there, and will always be a die hard D.C. Sports fan. Go Caps (and Skins, and the Wiz Kids too).

2013-05-23 19.50.29

This is two of my colleagues (aka grad students) from James Madison University. We were presenting my masters thesis at the American Psychological Science conference (APS) in Washington D.C., 2013.

2013-06-04 12.31.54

The world of research sounds very exciting, but most of what you’re working for is a 2 hour window to have a poster like this up in a room full of people who ask you had questions about what you think you know.

2013-06-04 18.04.23

This is Lauren and I following our 2 hour presentations of our masters thesis (her work has to do with circadian rhythms in marijuana dependent populations). Feels good to be done.

2013-06-15 16.47.40

This is what academics actually do, hole up and read and write.

2013-02-06 22.48.54

Because a lot of the claims I am going to make are going to have to do with the relationship between sleepiness and ADHD like behavior, I want to provide evidence that I eat my own cooking. That is, I truely believe that much of the problems people have are related to sleep. So much so that I payed 1/4 of my income this year to get a sleep study.

 

Caught in the act.

My favorite things, beer, Bear and conversation good enough to distract me from a photographer.  Notice that Bear is on top of things when I am not.

the maze room

what my research actually consisted of, rats in mazes.

I am currently in the process of getting a formal diagnosis for narcolepsy. I was diagnosed with ADHD (among other things) at age 8, and have been chronically stimulant medicated since that time (with brief periods of total abstinence from psychoactive chemicals intermixed).  20 years later, I am just now learning what I have been looking for all along, what it is that psychologist and psychiatrist (and all medical doctors) don’t know about the universe and the human condition.  My motivations are clearly biased, but as a scientist, I try and be as shrewd, skeptical, self-critical, and self-monitoring as humanly possible.  That being said, the associations or inferences I may make necessarily do have some reliance on my anecdotal experience, but I try and incorporate that only when it allows me to think in a way a traditionally educated (i.e. not diagnosed with the disorders they study) scientific practitioner may not have insight.  I highly value harsh criticism of my ideas and love to argue (as long as there is an answer), however I also value thinking about ideas which may not be answerable yet, but may have an impact on individuals lives.  Feel free to contact me.

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