A little fruit fly study in the sketchbook on my way home from a scientific conference at Cold Spring Harbor Labs. 🛫 I love these little animals — such great posture. 😜 Listened to a cool talk about how they learn — and yes, they learn! Males who woo an unreceptive female learn that it’s not going to work out (ahem, guys) and flies that follow a delicious smell and don’t find food learn to ignore that scent. We’re still trying to figure out how that works, in flies and ourselves. 🔬(But it’s less messy to grind up fly brains... 😜) #fruitfly#science#learning#memory#sketchbook#micron#copicmarkers#coldspringharborlab#niceposture
Last weekend I was honored to be awarded a DiNKy at @dinkdenver for my book Home Time. . I wasn't able to attend, but projected myself in a ghostly and supernatural manner. You can see evidence of this in the following photos.