"I have always been fascinated by the complexities of a long lost thought seemingly arising out of nowhere into a stream of awareness." The University of Illinois was impressed, describing him as "truly outstanding" and offering to waive all his tuition fees and pay him ,660 (£14,950) a year.
But he turned down the offer and in June 2011 enrolled as a neuroscience Ph D student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
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In a presentation he described how he he had been studying "temporal illusions - an illusion that allows you to change the past" and also "subjective experience, which is what takes place inside the mind as oppose to the external world".
According to an FBI profiler, who watched the video, Holmes seemed at this stage of his life to be "very high functioning" but with "possibly some significant mental health issue".
He wrote: "The first thing people usually notice about me is my soul penetrating eyes.
Learning is really great, knowledge is power as the famous Sir Bacon (sic) said." In the months before the attack he was also believed to have met with several prostitutes.
He lived in a one bedroom apartment in a student area and, during this period, posted a profile on the dating website headed "Will you visit me in prison?
" Holmes said he liked techno music and was looking for "sexy times".However, for guys that aren’t that good at reading women or are just new to the dating scene after a long dry spell, it can be even more difficult to understand when women are interested and when they want nothing to do with you.It can make the entire process of trying to hook up more harrowing than it needs to be, and you don’t want to waste your time pursuing a woman that isn’t interested in you at all.By 2010 he had successfully obtained his bachelors degree in neuroscience from the University of California Riverside in San Diego, graduating in the top one per cent of his class.He initially applied to continue his studies at the University of Illinois, bizarrely submitting with his CV a photograph of himself with a llama.Two years later Holmes spent the summer of 2008 working as an instructor at another camp for underprivileged children.