I'm not sure if all this will transfer over, but I'm gonna put it here in case my site gets knocked down.
1- Start with "neuroscientist David Eagleman says Holmes' credentials were no better than those of an average student." http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/stor...56467518/1
So who is Eagleman? http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/David+Eagleman Researchers work on cocaine vaccine http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008...cine_N.htm He is associated Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. http://www.bcm.edu Evidently he does more than just his and his wife's research on Cocaine addiction. Type his name in and it comes up with a few results.
2- http://www.bcm.edu/news/item.cfm?newsID=3729 "Eagleman awarded Guggenheim Fellowship". Later on this reads "He will use his award to research the neurobiology and genetics of synesthesia at the perceptual, neurobiological and genetic levels, with an aim to understand differences in conscious sensory experience across the population. Synesthesia is a perceptual condition in which the senses are mixed; for example, hearing music might evoke the visual perception of color." Guggleman Fellowship seems on the up and up.
This one study takes special note though it may or may not be something, "Does time slow in a crisis?" http://www.bcm.edu/news/item.cfm?newsID=1030 This was what he was noted for and completed and went on to complete this study.
His next study is synesthesia, I had to look that word up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia Synaesthesia (sometimes spelt Synesthesia) is a perceptual experience in which a stimulus in one modality gives rise to an experience in different sensory modality.
We also have this page which shows Eagleman's current lab and talks http://www.bcm.edu/osa/sign/index.cfm?PMID=5276 And this is their latest posting for research volunteers http://www.bcm.edu/osa/sign/index.cfm?PMID=3053 .
This one interests me most though, entitled "Visual ‘hiccup' changes how you perceive things you see", By Graciela Gutierrez http://www.bcm.edu/fromthelab/vol10/is2/0311-3.html
From Eagleman's own admission he knew Holmes well enough to comment, though he says he didn't know the boy. "Eagleman, a former researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., where Holmes attended the eight-week summer camp when he was 18, said the young man had a reputation as a "dolt." " http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/stor...56467518/1
The rest of Eagleman's mentions are at http://www.bcm.edu/search/searchresults.cfm
But we move along.
3 - John Jacobson - former researcher at Salk Institute . So I do a search on him at their website and a few stand out.
a) "John Jacobson. Neurophilosophy--I recast philosophical problems as experimental ones, and do the experiments. Consequently, I study vision, time perception,"
b) Motion Signals Bias Localization Judgements: A Unified Explanation ...http://papers.cnl.salk.edu/PDFs/Motion%20Signals%20Bias%20Localizat... %20for%20the%20Flash-Lag,%20Flash-Drag,%20Flash%20Jump%20and%20Frohlich%20Illusions%202007-3943.pdf With no less, Eagleman and Sejnowski, but we will see Sejnowski later.
John Jacobs himself.
JOHN JACOBSON is a postgraduate researcher at the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA.
So who and where is this Jacobson? "John Jacobson, now a PhD candidate at UC San Diego in philosophy and cognitive sciences" http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/natio...6583.story
It seems Holmes worked for Jacobson for 8 weeks which sounds odd since "Jacobson said Holmes was accepted as the Salk Institute’s summer intern because at the time the Institute was not marketing its program to the top math and physics high school students. Holmes was accepted because his resume indicated he had done some computer programming, Jacobson told the Los Angeles Times. But his high school transcripts showed Bs and B+s, and no Advanced Placement classes, Jacobson said." He goes on to say “He just had no interest,” Jacobson said. “I’m trying to introduce him to the other high school students and he’s incredibly uncommunicative.
“I attributed all this to adolescent shyness, maybe feeling intimidated to people around him.”
Sounds like a bit on jealousy to me, but what do I know. Oh yea, seems Holmes wasn't quite in so much a shell, save for that year.
"In a statement to The Times, Randy Schwab, chief executive of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and director of Camp Max Straus, wrote that Holmes was responsible for “the care and guidance of a group of approximately 10 children." “His role was to insure that these children had a wonderful camp experience by helping them learn confidence, self-esteem and how to work in small teams to effect positive outcomes. These skills are learned through activities such as archery, horseback riding, swimming, art, sports and high ropes course.” In a separate email to the Times, Schwab wrote, “He was a counselor that had no incidents or disciplinary concerns. That summer provided the kids a wonderful camp experience without incident.”
“Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of those involved in this horrible tragedy,” Schwab wrote. “On behalf of Camp Max Straus I want to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences.” Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/20...geles.html
Jacobson also said of Holmes, "His research is into the relationship between neurological stimuli and actual and perceived reaction times, suggesting that our actions may be determined by both the past and the future and having implications for volition."
Eagleman, a former researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif. Now these 3 get together.
(4) Now who is Dr. Terrence Sejnowski that is mentioned? A ink from their website http://cnl.salk.edu/People/Person/?Person=1800
"Sejnowski is a leading pioneer of computational neuroscience, and his lab studies the principles that link brain mechanisms, mind and behavior. They use a variety of techniques to study the brain at both low and high levels of description. On one end they study the low-level biophysical properties of individual neurons. On the other, they build large-scale neural network models to help them understand how the brain processes vision, stores memory, coordinates sensation and action, and how it all evolved." http://www.pbs.org/kcet/closertotruth/pa...ndex5.html and
(5) So what at SALT was James Holmes contribution that earned him a 26k grant (but nowhere does it say he personally got the money) by the National Health Institute (NIH)? I find this:
"James Holmes Wrote And Made Mind Control Programs. After graduating in 2006, Holmes worked as a student intern at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies and Miramar College’s biotechnology summer boot camp, where “cream of the crop” students were given rudimentary laboratory projects.
For his part while at Salk, Holmes wrote in his resume that he designed a computer program to illustrate temporary perceptions of causality and programmed a flicker fusion utility. James Holmes Flicker Fusion Utility. Used in movies and game systems by every day people. Flicker fusion is used in mind control." Source: http://whyamericansaredumb.com/james-hol...l-programs .
This may sound like some kind of make believe stuff, but truth is stranger than fiction. For this part I have two links, plus a video.
Please do not watch the whole video and turn off your sound after you first hear it. Skip to the last of the video and it explains it and if it tries to sell you one, don't buy it.
This also explains the "trance like music" that was heard from his apt. This should also raise some eyebrows to watching a lot of TV and what you watch. After all, they don't call it TV Programming for nothing.
(Publishing before completed to lock in.)
— Sept. 23, 2008: Matti Saari, 22, walks into a vocational college in Kauhajoki, Finland, and opens fire, killing 10 people and burning their bodies with firebombs before shooting himself fatally in the head.