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Metal head, multifaceted geek, fantasy enthusiast, webcomic addict, tortured artist, dirty hippie, Marvel loyalist, aspiring author, inherent comedian, irrepressible dancer, theoretical grammatician, secret viking warrior princess. Also, possibly a dragon.

Love between Robots or Technology and Humans weirds people out.

lolmythesis:

Communication Arts: Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"I Believe in a (Human) Thing Called Love: The New Hot Topic in Science Fiction Film and TV"

valvala:

bolto:

proposal: everybody draws their otps in this shitty ass Romantic Pose

PLEASE THO

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im gunna do it

raptorific:

A remake of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” that follows the plot and tone of the book exactly, but plays Bowling for Soup’s “1985” over the credits, leaving the audience baffled and wondering if it was supposed to imply a forthcoming, really inappropriate, sequel. 

foxfamilyfeatures:

im loving these new genders 

foxfamilyfeatures:

im loving these new genders 

salon:

Tennessee could be the Internet’s last hope.

yosssarian:

if pooh bear can wear a crop top so can i

  #inspiring  
beatonna:

so confused 

beatonna:

so confused 

arcaneimages:

Lugosi, Karloff & Lorre

arcaneimages:

Lugosi, Karloff & Lorre

BFFs are super important in making sure you’re not messed up as a kid.

lolmythesis:

Psychology, Georgetown University

ca-tsuka:

Stills & artworks of “Bang Bang !” french animated short-film directed by Julien Bisaro (Ernest & Celestine). Watch trailer

donutsornonuts:

We are gathered here today because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn’t stay alive.

Researchers identify brain network

neurosciencestuff:

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have utilized a new image-based strategy to identify and measure placebo effects in randomized clinical trials for brain disorders. The findings are published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the US. Those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease most often experience tremors, slowness of movement (bradykinesia), rigidity, and impaired balance and coordination. Patients may have difficulty walking, talking or completing simple daily tasks. They may also experience depression and difficulty sleeping due to the disease. The current standard for diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease relies on a skilled healthcare professional, usually an experienced neurologist, to determine through clinical examination that someone has it. There currently is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but medications can improve symptoms.

A team of researchers at the Feinstein Institute’s Center for Neurosciences, led by David Eidelberg, MD, has developed a method to identify brain patterns that are abnormal or indicate disease using imaging techniques. To date, this approach has been used successfully to identify specific networks in the brain that indicate a patient has or is at risk for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

"One of the major challenges in developing new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease is that it is common for patients participating in clinical trials to experience a placebo or sham effect," noted Dr. Eidelberg. "When patients involved in a clinical trial commonly experience benefits from placebo, it’s difficult for researchers to identify if the treatment being studied is effective. In a new study conducted by my colleagues and myself, we have used a new image-based strategy to identify and measure placebo effects in brain disorder clinical trials."

In the current study, the researchers used their network mapping technique to identify specific brain circuits underlying the response to sham surgery in Parkinson’s disease patients participating in a gene therapy trial. The expression of this network measured under blinded conditions correlated with the sham subjects’ clinical outcome; the network changes were reversed when the subjects learned of their sham treatment status. Finally, an individual subject’s network expression value measured before the treatment predicted his/her subsequent blinded response to sham treatment. This suggests that this novel image-based measure of the sham-related network can help to reduce the number of subjects assigned to sham treatment in randomized clinical trials for brain disorders by excluding those subjects who are more likely to display placebo effects under blinded conditions.

shappeyhappy:

"never apply logic to Doctor Wh-"

nO MOTHERFUCKER I WANT A CERTAIN SOMEONE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS SHITTY WRITING AND FOR TURNING MY FAVORITE SHOW INTO AN ILLOGICAL MASS FILLED WITH “IMPOSSIBLE GIRLS” AND “BLOCKBUSTER PLOTS”

thefuuuucomics:

huffingtonpost:

IKEA ADVERTISES ADOPTABLE DOGS IN STORES, BECAUSE EVERY HOME NEEDS A RESCUE PUP

The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.

Find out which state in the United States will be adopting rescue pet displays in Ikea stores here.

cryinggggg