In high school, I took science classes only as long as I had to and even then, I only passed my last year class because my lab partner was part of the volleyball team and my science teacher was the volleyball coach*.
But today, I read an interesting piece about the mental aspects of nostalgia and really enjoyed it. I mean how often is it that a scientist will explain how your neurological system works by referencing various aspects of pop culture?
Anyway, if you’re interested in reading about things like why the new Star Wars Trilogy has made you hate George Lucas (it has something to do with your amygdala and the fluidity of memories), you can click on over and read the piece here.
*My science teacher/volleyball coach took high school sports so seriously that once, when her team made an error during a game, she got so angry, she smashed her clipboard against the gym wall and it snapped in two. She was subsequently ejected from the game for her bad sportsmanship.
** As a linky, George Lucas hating treat, I’m connecting to a great Patton Oswalt standup bit about George Lucas here, an excerpt from Spaced here and to the trailer for the film The People Vs. George Lucas here. (NSFW).**