Music Monday: The Dandy Warhols
July 23, 2012
Today’s Music Monday song comes by suggestion from Farah at Cal State, Fullerton. Ever since it was suggested two weeks ago I have had a hard time getting the song out of my head. What makes it even more awesome is that this song is used on some episodes of Mythbusters.
The times I find myself perpetually singing to myself (in my head of course) “Yeah, uh, I am a scientist!” are when I am reading people’s brain waves in the lab I am currently working in. Basically, I put silly caps on people (similar to the one on the right here) and collect what are called evoked related potentials. Without going into too many details I am reading these potentials while people are reading sentences to help better understand how people read and comprehend language.
So, I hope all of you budding young scientists, like me, enjoy this song and find yourself in a lab someday singing “Yeah, uh, I am a scientist!”
As always, if you get a chance, send your suggestions for future Music Mondays to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment below, or @tweet us at @CFIOnCampus. Your suggestions, along with future and past songs, may end up in the official Course of Reason Music Monday Grooveshark playlist or Spofity playlist that anyone can listen to.
About the Author: Cody HashmanCody Hashman is a member of student outreach at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers. He is now pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at SUNY Buffalo where he is involved with the UB Freethinkers.
#1 Nadia (Guest) on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 9:47am
I would have gone for Guided By Voices' I Am a Scientist: