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Overview

  • 4 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Ph.D in Neuroscience
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Surviving Life.

ABOUT ME

Polytheist with pagan fascinations. Relatively open minded. Southern Italian. Part time musician. I like to sleep, except at night cause I have insomnia.
There are things I'm paid to do (programming/running experiment/analysis), but most of the time I do other things like mind-wandering, playing guitar, writing with illegible handwriting, drawing comic strips with stickmen, occasionally drinking. I can do animal sounds as well, I do a decent dolphin.

I respect all forms of art, especially music, cinema and literature. Inspirations: Adam Jones of Tool, Josh Homme and the 90s Palm Desert music scene, Slint and the whole post rock bands, Queens of the Stone Age, Mogwai, Jesus, Darren Aronofsky, Lars Von Trier, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, Raymond Carver, Rick Moody, Jonathan Lethem, Chuck Palahniuk. Then more.

I used to record my own songs, but then I became even lazier than before, so I stopped. You can find some stuff here hhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6xuw7AztfB4rguKdfIpwMQ

PHILOSOPHY

I'm darwinist and I believe we are sufficiently smart animals with self awareness. I don't think we should save every single species on this planet because extinction is part of Nature (and because we are not in charge of these decisions, we arrogant people) and it's older than sadness or pity, although I understand pandas are cute. I like to talk. A lot.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I visited couches in Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Serbia, UK, Sweden, California, Mexico . I usually sleep on couches even when there's a bed available.

Interests

Music, Cinema, Literature, Mainstream and Underground Sports, intercultural Exchanges, discussions about religion, beliefs, food, music, dogs and giraffes.
Legend has it that I developed my fascination for girls from East Europe because of an early exposure to the opera of Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Music, Movies, and Books

Noir Desir, Infinite Jest, American Pastoral, The Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius, As I Lay Dying (the book, not the band), Tool, Kyuss, Mark Lanegan, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Memento, Repulsion, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The Assassination of Jesse James, Bronson, Hunger and much, much more

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I survived to 1 car 1 motorbike and 2 bike crashes. Flipped a minimum of 2 times in 2 of the four occasions. I don't remember details because I got a concussion in 2 of these 4. And stitches. A lot.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Visual perception, Neuroscience and Synaesthesia. And how to cook pasta.

What I Can Share with Hosts

We can jam, if a guitar or something similar is around. Or I can tell you some stories and legends from old greek and roman times that I had to translate during high school.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

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