Monday, November 3, 2014

Kresge Hearing Research Institute

I visited the Kresge Hearing Research Institute at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor MI.  I stayed for quite a while because I enjoyed it so much (or because someone forgot about me in a desk drawer for a while - at least I caught up on my grant reviews).

While there I toured Kresge and the medical research building (Med Sci I)


Read all about ECAPs and even did some testing in the booth


Tried on headphones and a cochlear implant



I noticed that people like taking flat knit people to farmer's markets - we're just flat, not malnourished!


I even ran out onto the field during a football game


Off to my next adventure!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Madison, Wisconsin

I visited the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab in Madison, Wisconsin.

I got a tour of the lab


Can't localize, my ITDs are so small!


Where's the "popcorn" button?

I looked over some data


I also went to the farmer's market


I had a great time!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Portland, Oregon

I visited the Reiss Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Research Lab in Portland, Oregon.  I had quite an interesting visit.

I had a chance to visit the Farmer’s market at OHSU, where I sampled some of Oregon’s Rainier cherries and Hood strawberries (named after mountains in the region).





I had a chance to explore Portland as well, going out to the Columbia Gorge and checking out some of the hikes. The Portland Aerial Tram was a must-see and I rode down to the waterfront campus.  






I helped out with some experiments,  



and did some microscopy. 

I weigh exactly 43.2329g!


 I also, for some inexplicable reason, decided to parachute off the Biomedical Research Building.  
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Flat Knit Monita


I was told there was a rule that only Flat Knit David could travel the world by envelope, visiting labs. So I decided to fight it, and, of course, I won. Now I'm off to visit a former student.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Binaural hearing lab

I must have hit my head on the way to Germany because I don't remember a thing about the trip!

After a quick change of clothes I headed to the Binaural Hearing Lab in Urbana-Champaign.  Here's some pictures from my visit.

Imagine the size of the flat knit person that came from!

Where have I seen this setup before?

No lab is complete without coffee

Hanging out with some company friends

Bilateral atresia??? Clearly you've never seen a knit person!



Heading to the Binaural Hearing Lab North in Chicago


I got to tour the city a bit,

 and participate in a psychophysical experiment.  I feel like I've sung about that before.

I had a good time in Illinois and now I'm off to my next adventure.