I'm Ned. I came to SUNY Oswego in the fall of 2007 with a major. By the fall of 2008 that major somehow found itself changed to philosophy psychology. My interest in both fields was growing, and this seemed like the perfect major for such interests. I quite enjoyed the change, but I found myself haunted by this other mysterious major, cognitive science. Several of my friends had this major, but all I knew about it was that it somehow involved computer programming, something I could not be bothered with learning. So I ignored it. It kept coming up though, in both psychology and philosophy classes, and the more I heard about it the more I became intrigued by it. I started expressing interest to people who were hip to the major, figured out why that computer nonsense had to be there, and decided it wouldn't hurt to declare it as a minor and see how I liked it. Doing it as a minor even let me skip the whole programming thing, it was perfect! Cog 166 did, however, make me program, but I quickly found out it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, and found comfort in the fact that I would never have to program again. Sometime during that class it started occuring to me, though, that I was becoming less interested in the psychology classes I was taking, which at the time focused more on social aspects of the field, and wanted to learn more and more about the brain, which I had never realized didn't quite make sense to me. An organ capable of logic, with awareness of the world around it? And this mysterious subconscious thing who is pulling the strings? It's so intriguing! And here it is thinking about itself. That's pretty weird. Soon everything I did, just little things like walking around and thinking about girls, became these amazing events. I even liked the programming stuff, which I never thought would happen. I needed more, so I sucked it up, decided I could (and actually wanted to) take 212 and filled out some more paperwork and soon found myself with cognitive science as another major. It has yet to loose my attention, which nothing else has been able to do before or since.