Good news is that I triggered quite heated debates in my audience, but this also left me some more thinking about the old "left and right brain" arguement.
Most of the critics about the paper I presented came from the fact that the validation did not include any statistical tests, and rigorously speaking it is not "perfect", which fell right into my expectation. However, it seems like most people missed the reason why I decided to let others sitting in the audien know about the existence of the technique - creativeness.
Creativity is in the left brain, and the precision/logic is in the right brain.
Creativity goes linearly with the level of cheerfulness, and similar case for precision and gloomy feelings.
I had a conversation with pals from CIM last semester when one of them just finished her Phd defence and was going to land on her first professor position. I think they both sent me very big inspirations for the time of one lunch in Thai Express. The first one was that although perfection is what scientists always go for (which ultimately drove the academic world boring from someone's perspective), the innovative imperfect ideas should still gliter, and the tiny bit of glare, which might turn into a torch, shall not be ignored or under-estimated. The second one is actually the knock I had for a long time that triggered the whole idea of creating this blog, which is intended to translate the complicated theories or engineering methods into what both your left and right brain love to chew on regardless of your academic background or age group.
Technology today has become overwhelmingly complicated than the time Newton ate the apple that fell on his head (well...actuall there might not be an apple in the whole picture of his most famous publication). However, don't miss the fun of the most intuitive discoveries. After all, we all need the perfect balance.
PS. I didn't know that this week was Mr. Rockwell's birthday. Kinda interesting that I posted something about him the week before.
It is getting late, still have a paper to read on breast cancer detection and the assignment on PET scan.
I will come back with some interesting things about PET scan next time....be hold