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kellyoxford:

sean3116:

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

HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS

WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS

#Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

lustyloveylady:

gingerhaze:

HUNGER GAMES COMICS

PART 2

What the books are actually like

fuckyeah1990s:

dmub:

literallysame:

omg

omfggggg

OMGOMGOMG OMGOMG is this real
*update* ITS REAL. I’m going to interview him or try to at least.

fuckyeah1990s:

dmub:

literallysame:

omg

omfggggg

OMGOMGOMG OMGOMG is this real

*update* ITS REAL. I’m going to interview him or try to at least.

dreamybean:

starfleetinginterest:

what if the coins you find randomly at the bottom of drawers and in between couch cushions are actually from spiders trying to pay rent

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emedeme:


miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant


^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

ALL THE AWARDS. 

emedeme:

miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant

^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

ALL THE AWARDS. 

(Source: stfueverything)

crimexturtle:

Spending my night ruining the free world.

beziercurves:

In the U.S. 400,540 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. 115,000 of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 40% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted.

Source: AFCARS Report, No. 19

beziercurves:

In the U.S. 400,540 children are living without permanent families
in the foster care system. 115,000 of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 40% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted.

Source: AFCARS Report, No. 19

(Source: q-spot)

Anderson Cooper takes down anti-gay host with sharp jab

(Source: policymic)

(Source: pefine)

beziercurves:

total-queer-move:

LOOK. IT’S EVERY SINGLE STEREOTYPE ABOUT MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PUT INTO ONE HANDY-DANDY DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY SO IT CAN BE STATISTICALLY VALIDATED!! [x]

THANKS R/MENSRIGHTS!!

Gross

17-20 yo?!