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Eric Anderson

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • cognitive neuro scientist
  • Homeschooled, Hampshire College
  • From Portland, ME, USA
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be fully present, authentic, and appreciate all of life

ABOUT ME

Currently I am living in a coop in Cambridge and working in a cognitive neuroscience lab, and planning my next step.

PHILOSOPHY

That is a big topic, and it changes. A few years ago I was very materialist (in the philosophic sense). Now I'm exploring other ideas and ways of knowing that I use to think were crazy.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have surfed in Europe and the US and hosted some people. I love CS and think it's a powerful tool to bring people together and change the world. I'd also like to do some social psych research on trusting social networks, like CS. What makes them tick?

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have surfed many family and friend's couches in the states and europe and have had surfers over for dinner.

Interests

Dance (Contra, Tango, Walz, contact, swing), Ultimate Frisbee, minds and brains, outdoorsy stuff, snowboarding, social justice, unconsolidating power, pushing boundaries, new experiences, cooperatives.

Music, Movies & Books

Music:
Folk music, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Saw Doctors, Jackson Brown, The Magnetic Fields, Death Cab, Damian Rice, Postal Service, Patrick Fitzsimmons

Movies:
Garden State, Amalie, I Heart Huckabies, Waking Life, Boondock Saints, Sin City, Contact, 13 Monkeys, Dopamine, Team America, Napoleon Dynamite, first Matrix, V of Vendetta,

Favorite Books:
Enders Game, Lovelock, Cryptonomicon, Criton's books, Into the Wild, The Blank Slate (S. Pinker), Moral Politics

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Connected deeply, loved, cried with complete strangers. Flow in dance and felt boundless love for humanity. The 'magic' hour (dusk dawn). Fallen in love. Slept under cardboard in strange cities (it's really quite useful). Wondered about what the hell this is all about and about the nature of reality.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm happy to share the little I know about anything: photography, dance, ultimate, cognitive science,

Countries I've Visited

Bolivia, Canada, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Peru

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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