sixpenceee:

As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding. 
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis. 
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
SOURCE




sixpenceee:

As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding. 
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis. 
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
SOURCE

sixpenceee:

As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.

SOURCE

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lisa-maxwell:

kyrafic:

"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.

Word.

(via another-vegan-feminist)

fangpants:

Why do dudes always wanna know your bra size tho, what are they gonna do, buy you bras?? Cause that would be very helpful bras cost a lot of money i would save a fortune

(via another-vegan-feminist)

8bitfuture:

Every major recorded earthquake since 1898, showing how Earth is put together.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

amodernmanifesto:

When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses be thrust into extreme poverty and left without jobs while the elites, drunk on hedonism, accumulate vast fortunes through exploitation, speculation, fraud and theft. Reality, at the end, gets unplugged. We live in an age when news consists of Snooki’s pregnancy, Hulk Hogan’s sex tape and Kim Kardashian’s denial that she is the naked woman cooking eggs in a photo circulating on the Internet. Politicians, including presidents, appear on late night comedy shows to do gags and they campaign on issues such as creating a moon colony. “At times when the page is turning,” Louis-Ferdinand Celine wrote in “Castle to Castle,” “when History brings all the nuts together, opens its Epic Dance Halls! hats and heads in the whirlwind! Panties overboard!”

The quest by a bankrupt elite in the final days of empire to accumulate greater and greater wealth, as Karl Marx observed, is modern society’s version of primitive fetishism. This quest, as there is less and less to exploit, leads to mounting repression, increased human suffering, a collapse of infrastructure and, finally, collective death. It is the self-deluded, those on Wall Street or among the political elite, those who entertain and inform us, those who lack the capacity to question the lusts that will ensure our self-annihilation, who are held up as exemplars of intelligence, success and progress. The World Health Organization calculates that one in four people in the United States suffers from chronic anxiety, a mood disorder or depression—which seems to me to be a normal reaction to our march toward collective suicide. Welcome to the asylum.

There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep 2: Some of the Things that Molecules Do)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

adventuresinchemistry:

*No homo* she whispers. There are no repeating protein subunits. She is a biochemist.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

anarcho-queer:

Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, was rejected from becoming a police officer after scoring 33 points on a police exam, the equivalent of an IQ of 125.

New London Police in Connecticut interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high…

zerostatereflex:

NASA’s Starshade
“This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.”
(That last GIF is a prototype,..it’s like we’re using the natural mechanics of flower petals for space..so awesome.)
One day this may be used to take the first picture of another Earth. zerostatereflex:

NASA’s Starshade
“This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.”
(That last GIF is a prototype,..it’s like we’re using the natural mechanics of flower petals for space..so awesome.)
One day this may be used to take the first picture of another Earth. zerostatereflex:

NASA’s Starshade
“This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.”
(That last GIF is a prototype,..it’s like we’re using the natural mechanics of flower petals for space..so awesome.)
One day this may be used to take the first picture of another Earth.

zerostatereflex:

NASA’s Starshade

“This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.”

(That last GIF is a prototype,..it’s like we’re using the natural mechanics of flower petals for space..so awesome.)

One day this may be used to take the first picture of another Earth.

(via sagansense)

“Three days after spilling crude oil into Lake Michigan, BP has doubled its spill estimate to between 470 and 1228 gallons. The leak happened at its refinery in Whiting, Ind. Although some of the oil has been cleaned up, it’s unclear how much is left in the lake, a drinking water source for about seven million Chicagoans.”
alibuttons:

guacamolebeautyqueen:

brbseizingtheday:

jkimisyellow:

lickystickypickyshe:

Pinterest is like an abyss of cute life hacks. 

SOMEONE MAKE ME SOME OF THESE

THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY???

I need to step my game up

And here I am just content with mixing up some Betty Crocker cake mix and sloppily spooning it into boring ass cupcake wrappers. :/
alibuttons:

guacamolebeautyqueen:

brbseizingtheday:

jkimisyellow:

lickystickypickyshe:

Pinterest is like an abyss of cute life hacks. 

SOMEONE MAKE ME SOME OF THESE

THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY???

I need to step my game up

And here I am just content with mixing up some Betty Crocker cake mix and sloppily spooning it into boring ass cupcake wrappers. :/
alibuttons:

guacamolebeautyqueen:

brbseizingtheday:

jkimisyellow:

lickystickypickyshe:

Pinterest is like an abyss of cute life hacks. 

SOMEONE MAKE ME SOME OF THESE

THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY???

I need to step my game up

And here I am just content with mixing up some Betty Crocker cake mix and sloppily spooning it into boring ass cupcake wrappers. :/
alibuttons:

guacamolebeautyqueen:

brbseizingtheday:

jkimisyellow:

lickystickypickyshe:

Pinterest is like an abyss of cute life hacks. 

SOMEONE MAKE ME SOME OF THESE

THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY???

I need to step my game up

And here I am just content with mixing up some Betty Crocker cake mix and sloppily spooning it into boring ass cupcake wrappers. :/

alibuttons:

guacamolebeautyqueen:

brbseizingtheday:

jkimisyellow:

lickystickypickyshe:

Pinterest is like an abyss of cute life hacks. 

SOMEONE MAKE ME SOME OF THESE

THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY???

I need to step my game up

And here I am just content with mixing up some Betty Crocker cake mix and sloppily spooning it into boring ass cupcake wrappers. :/

(via lacefacex)

narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
narputo:


geeksquadgangbang:

Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ

This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever