Brag Space (or just a longer about me, depending on your perspective:D)

I’m originally from Iran (born and raised). More specifically from Northeastern part of Iran, Khorasan, where Kurmanji Kurds live. In addition to being a not-so-knowledgable Kurmanj, I’m a proud Persian :D I enjoy reading Persian poetry (specially Hafez), listening to Persian music, and cooking and eating Persian food, basically every bit of Iranian culture. You may even call me, a not so terrible cook at times I cook Iranian food and desserts.

The story with my name? So Mani was this old Persia prophet, who founded a new religion, based on a book with his painting, and on the fundamental concepts of darkness and light, called Manichaiesm. Just so that you know, I’m terrible at painting, no resemblance in that regard :D

When I’m not bursting with frustration over why something’s not working in my project, I enjoy running in nature, hiking, taking photographs, reading books on evolutionary psychology, psychology in general and neuroscience. Oh, and in case you missed it, I’m obsessed with smileys :D.

My Favorite things (an indispendable part of academic personal webpages, after all, we’re entitled to have fun, you know!)

Favorite Books : The Catcher in the Rye, Anna Karenina, Schopenhauer’s Porcupines, Creatures of a day
Favorite Singers: Sam Smith, Adele, Lana Del Rey, Shahram Nazeri, Keyhan Kalhor
Favorite Food: Baghela Ghatogh, Pasta, Khoreshte Esfenaj, Shole Zard
Favorite Quote: Sages are the compass of all that exists in the world, only love knows that they are nothing but wanderers going over the circle over and over again. (Hafez)
Favorite Sport : Football a.k.a soccer (only to watch)