1. 21:47 21st Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from latenightliar

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    jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

I love the event model, I talk about it all the time!

    jetgreguar:

    allrightcallmefred:

    fredscience:

    The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

    I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

    Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

    The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

    Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

    I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

    this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

    I love the event model, I talk about it all the time!

     
  2. 21:44

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    Reblogged from sing-alongblog

    jetbag:

    fuck this ill date myself damn 

     
  3. 21:43

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    Reblogged from latenightliar

    Tags: ablismfeminism

    silversarcasm:

    how can you not see ableism as a feminist issue

    autistic girls, especially black autistic girls, are misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed because of the focus on white cis boys and how they present as autistic

    disabled girls and women often have their consent violated, both in medical procedures and otherwise, our bodies and minds are often not considered are own and we are dismissed as not having the capacity to make our own decisions

    on top of that many disabled girls are seen as delusional and their speaking out about the abuse they have face, by whatever communication method, is often seen as them making things up and over reacting

    many disabled women are fetishised and seen as an outrageous ‘thing’ to fuck, but are not seen as human

    disabled girls, especially physically disabled girls, do not live up to ideas of beauty in our society and often have extreme self esteem issues

    disabled women and girls face more shit than you could ever know and I need you to understand

    Ableism. Is. A. Feminist. Issue.

     
  4. 21:29

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    Reblogged from emilylubanko

    Tags: mint-desu

    emilylubanko:

    Some sketches and thumbnails for a larger project.

     
  5. 21:27

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    Reblogged from latenightliar

    One year my colleagues David and Carole were preparing a skit on abuse for a conference, and they decided to perform a rehearsal for their abuser group. Afterward, the group members rapid-fired their suggestions for improving the skit, directing them mostly at David: “No, no, you don’t make excuses for why you’re home late, that puts you on the defensive, you’ve got to turn it around on her, tell her you know she’s cheating on you….. You’re staying too far away from her, David. Take a couple of steps toward her, so she’ll know that you mean business…. You’re letting her say too much. You’ve got to cut her off and stick to your points.” The counselors were struck by how aware the clients were of the kinds of tactics they use, and why they use them: In the excitement of giving feedback on the skit, the men let down their facade as “out-of-control abuser who doesn’t realize what he’s doing.
    — 

    “Why Does He Do That” by Lundy Bancroft (via bajo-el-mar)

    I really need to read this, Jesus.

    (via selfcareafterrape)

     
  6. 21:26

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    Reblogged from iguanamouth

    k8thescout:

    sakibatch:

    cerviceps:

    I also found this $5 toothless figurine at target and it was already pretty cute but I went “how can I make this even cuter

    here’s what the original toothless figurine looked like, pre-painting (I forgot to take before pics so here’s a picture of it from amazon). I also filled in some gaps in his tail with epoxy putty and sanded his edges a little.

    [GASPS]

    dont-take-it-seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  7. 21:24

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    Reblogged from residentmadscientist

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    philosopherneko:

Me everytime i fall in love

    philosopherneko:

    Me everytime i fall in love

     
  8. 21:19

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    Reblogged from residentmadscientist

    Tags: cosplaythe wild thornberries

    twinzik:

    Becoming A Thornberry!

    More on our FB page- http://facebook.com/twinzik.twins

     
  9. 19:26

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    Reblogged from bottledmystery

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    nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

    nohnoelle:

    How To Train Your Humans

    (Source: epic-humor)

     
  10. 19:23

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    Reblogged from shanghaiwhorehouse

    underthenerdhood:

    a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost

     
  11. 19:22

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    Reblogged from jobhaver

    jobhaver:

    have you ever considered, that the gender you were assigned at birth isn’t holy enough, and that you should change your gender and repent

     
  12. 12:59

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    Reblogged from program-ix

    maddddddds:

korra:

awkward how reassuring i find this

well ya duh society shames speech patterns associated with young women

    maddddddds:

    korra:

    awkward how reassuring i find this

    well ya duh society shames speech patterns associated with young women

     
  13. 12:51

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    Reblogged from lgbtlaughs

    hydrogyne:

    day 234: straight people continue to confound me. even surrounded by them on a daily basis, there is much of their biology and social behavior i don’t understand. hopefully, they will become clearer to me if i remain diligent in my studies. only then will i truly be able to understand nohomo sapiens.

     
  14. 12:50

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    Reblogged from program-ix

    Tags: comics

    ursulatheseabitchh:

    princelesscomic:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    kaienstein:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    ipodiphoneirack:

    dontneedfeminism:

    jamie-bennett:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    blacksupervillain:

    leseanthomas:

    It’s like Marvel is really trying to piss people off, lol. 

    Source: http://io9.com/marvels-new-captain-america-will-be-black-1606409585

    calling it, whoever the new iron man is they won’t be straight. marvel’s tryna go for the trifecta.

    Nothing makes me more pleased than Marvel making Marvel fanboys angry about genuinely good and interesting comic choices.

    Um, this is fantastic. Why the hell are you complaining?

    >genuinely good and interesting comic choices

    That’s an interesting way to spell “obvious pandering”.

    Throwing away iconic characters on a whim so you can please the demands of pissy ideologues who could not care less about the comics themselves and only care about pushing their own agenda where it doesn’t belong, is not “genuinely good and interesting comic choices.”

    You know superhero mantels get passed around ALL THE TIME right? 

    There’s multiple Flashes, Green Lanterns, Robins, Ms. Marvels, Captain Marvels, Spidermans, and even Wonder Womans, right? There’s even more than one Batman. THERES ALREADY MORE THAN ONE CAPTAIN AMERICA. (Bradley AND Barnes have both used the name already.) 

    Starting a new run where the mantel gets passed onto someone who isn’t a white dude isn’t “throwing away iconic characters.” It’s using a staple of the comic narrative to bring in new fans, energize franchises, and diversify line ups. 

    Pffft, fake nerd boys, not even understanding how mantel passing works. 

    Oh I’m sorry you think you’re so smart you can look how mantel passing works on Wikipedia wow fucking move over people who have a genuine liking of comic books, dumbass Feminist bitches who think they have an opinion are pushing their agendas down your throat, and no matter what you say, you’re wrong.

    A GENUINE liking of comic books? 

    You think I don’t genuinely enjoy comic books?

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    Being a misogynist doesn’t give you a monopoly on liking superhero comics, my friend. Does it bother you that OTHER comic fans aren’t bothered by these things? 

    So, I call total bs on the guy claiming Marvel is cramming something down anybody’s throats or throwing away classic characters.

    You know who’s a classic character? Sam Wilson - The Falcon and new Captain America who was created in the 60’s by Stan Lee and Gene Colan.  You’re familiar with Stan Lee, yes?  Same guy that co-created that masculine Thor you’re so attached to.

    Actually, that’s not true.  THAT Thor, the one who is actually the son of Odin, was created much later.  The one Stan Lee actually created was a guy who stumbled across the hammer of Thor and was able to gain Thor’s powers and form because he was worthy.  A lot like that lady on the cover is going to.

    But, you know, whatever.  Don’t let being wrong stop you from continuing to call people names.  Just realize if anybody is a fake fan here, it’s you for not having a basic understanding of comics continuity.

    "comics are for MANLY MEN. MANLY MEN WHO BURN BADLY IN THE SUN PROBABLY. Make them not about us and you RUIN EVERYTHING. EVERRRYYYYTTTHHIIINNNGGGGG"

     
  15. 12:49

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    Reblogged from program-ix

    shitifindon:

    skysquids:

    jhameia:

    driftingfocus:

    anogoodrabblerouser:

    disquietingtruths:

    universalequalityisinevitable:

    Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

    Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!

    1. Kill alpha male types
    2. Achieve world peace

    Got it.

    I’ve actually read a lot of Sapolsky’s work.  He’s one of my favorite scientists in the neuro/socio world.

    I just watched the documentary and there is so much more about the troop that isn’t in this photoset—not only does the troop have a culture of little aggression and greater cooperation, but any incoming jerk baboons learned within a few months that their shitty behaviour was in no way acceptable, that the troop only rewarded sociability, and they changed accordingly. 

    If effin’ baboons can learn this there’s pretty much no reason to believe that our only option in dealing with assholes is to just ignore their behaviour and let it continue.

    there really is no excuse.

    "incoming jerk baboons" hahaha

    Always reblog.