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Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Necker Cube)

Carl Zimmer: Science Tattoo Emporium (Necker Cube)

Carl Zimmer is a blogger and writer for both The New York Times and Discover Magazine, which also hosts his blog, The Loom Zimmer writes on a wide range of scientific topics. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. When Zimmer asked on his blog how many scientists out there had tattoos, he was inundated with photo submissions and commentary, which he has collected into the neat book you can see and order below. It’s our pleasure to share some of them…

Caspar writes:

“I am a developmental psychologist specializing in infant cognition and once dated an auditory neuroscientist. We knew we would hit off when on our very first date we both agreed that the Necker cube, as well as being one of the most psychologically profound optical illusions there is, would make an excellent tattoo. So on our fourth date, we went and got matching copies.You see it happening here: www.loadofold.com/ade/necker1.html We didn’t stay together very much longer but both still love our tattoos. Especially, showing them off at conferences.”

Click here to buy his book: Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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