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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.

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.

DoaS: Ladies of the Ghost Zone
In case any of you have been wondering what I’ve been doing lately..
Fanart for Dawning of a Sun (so good)
They are the main ghost Ladies:
Altigis: (OC) Aragon’s wife and mother of Gregor. She’s a sort of queen to the Dragon Realm. Very modest, very regal.
Dora: Aragon’s caring sister. She currently resides in the Palace of the Ghost Kingdom as a lady to the Desiree, the Queen.
Desiree: THE BADASS GHOST QUEEN. She’s very powerful, wonderful and amazing. She was a common Gypsy girl before marrying Vlad Plasmius, her childhood friend and current Ghost King.
Spectra: pure evillllllll. As Desiree’s sister, she’s very jealous of her sister’s status. Not to mention, her very good looking husband…
Angela: (OC) One of the Ghost doctors that take care of the prince and the queen. She’s very courteous but she’ll hold her ground (and talk back to Vlad  *gasp*) when she knows something’s right.
AND TOGETHER, THEY AREE…..not ever together because everyone’s at war and things are complicated and dangerous and…yep, very very sad.

DoaS: Ladies of the Ghost Zone

In case any of you have been wondering what I’ve been doing lately..

Fanart for Dawning of a Sun (so good)

They are the main ghost Ladies:

Altigis: (OC) Aragon’s wife and mother of Gregor. She’s a sort of queen to the Dragon Realm. Very modest, very regal.

Dora: Aragon’s caring sister. She currently resides in the Palace of the Ghost Kingdom as a lady to the Desiree, the Queen.

Desiree: THE BADASS GHOST QUEEN. She’s very powerful, wonderful and amazing. She was a common Gypsy girl before marrying Vlad Plasmius, her childhood friend and current Ghost King.

Spectra: pure evillllllll. As Desiree’s sister, she’s very jealous of her sister’s status. Not to mention, her very good looking husband…

Angela: (OC) One of the Ghost doctors that take care of the prince and the queen. She’s very courteous but she’ll hold her ground (and talk back to Vlad  *gasp*) when she knows something’s right.

AND TOGETHER, THEY AREE…..not ever together because everyone’s at war and things are complicated and dangerous and…yep, very very sad.

  #Danny Phantom    #That's the prettiest Spectra I've ever drawn    #I really liker her    #dreamas doodles  

I miss my dad :(

I must go to Florida sometime…

  #For Christmas    #hopefully    #Dreama's Daily Life  

url-goes-here:

have you ever been reading something and completely understood a line of foreshadowing and just whispered “crap”

or with shows

  #Legend of Korra anyone?    #lol  

selenedrummond:

Fantastic work

  #beautiful  

shygaladriel:

dreamadove:

the-eagle-atarian:

deconstructandquestion:

the-eagle-atarian:

nerual-noskcaj:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

41omega:

mcclonalds:

alternaterealitygame:

A lesson in hate speech for the Tumblr left

You’re welcome

(Ignore the “has no a” typo, I hecked up)

these are all forms of hate speech, oppression and violence im going to commit homicide on this website

are you actually kidding me all of these are most definitely hate speech im going to kick something

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST

literally what the hell is going through OPs head to think that blatant racism and death threats aren’t hate speech oh my fucking lord

What the genuine hell was going through the OP’s mind.

Gotta agree with most of the sjws here.

This is actually correct.

Having bad opinions is not, in itself, a punishable offense. I might say “I hate all feminists” and it wouldn’t be fallacious if I were to provide arguments for my hate (which here I use interchangeably with “critique”) - members of this movement actively chosen to be a part of it and if I can prove, that some parts of the movement I disagree with are hate-worthy, then the people inside it, which support these parts, are also critique-worthy.

Racism, of course, is fallacious in itself - the people “inside” a race group had no choice in participating in it. But again - nobody should be punished for having wrong opinions, or 90% of Tumblr would end up in jail. Also saying “I hate (or critique) X group”, even if it’s a group with freedom of participation, if I can’t back that hate up, it’s fallacious.

Now, if I’m going to say “kill all feminists” and/or say “kill all blacks”, these statements are dangerous outside of the context of the group. The fact of them being bad/good groups stops being important, because it’s a threat.

Now I understand, that even “nonthreatening” hate can cause a spiral of hate that leads to actual threats. But until that happens, you can twist the argument around and use it to silence people from critiquing you, labeling it “hate speech”, which feminists often do.

^^ These are also good points.

WOOT WOOT

thank you OP, I learned a thing today.

Ok. No. You only need to go the the OP’s website to see that this person is a proud racist. I don’t get why we’re defining “hate speech” all of the above statements are HATEFUL and should be seen as that. Hateful, stupid, and illogical. Don’t support this person by backing up their self-congratulatory rationalization of racism. 

This is talking about hate speech in the civil sense, not moral or ethical. 

phone: Hello, this is a very important call
me: *hangs up*
  #Dreama's Daily Life  

This Pomeranian apparently got so upset with his new haircut that he started standing and walking around on his hind legs after he got back from the groomers…for 2 days.

luc-ienn:

thatonenarga:

toastradamus:

gayspicy:

unamusedsloth:

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And here he is before his haircut.

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Stop Him

too strong

He is evolving…

Have you ever been so mad you learned how to walk

  #hahahaha    #dogs  
  #LUUURRRVE IT    #Epic    #the art book for this movie is so good!  

the-eagle-atarian:

deconstructandquestion:

the-eagle-atarian:

nerual-noskcaj:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

41omega:

mcclonalds:

alternaterealitygame:

A lesson in hate speech for the Tumblr left

You’re welcome

(Ignore the “has no a” typo, I hecked up)

these are all forms of hate speech, oppression and violence im going to commit homicide on this website

are you actually kidding me all of these are most definitely hate speech im going to kick something

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST

literally what the hell is going through OPs head to think that blatant racism and death threats aren’t hate speech oh my fucking lord

What the genuine hell was going through the OP’s mind.

Gotta agree with most of the sjws here.

This is actually correct.

Having bad opinions is not, in itself, a punishable offense. I might say “I hate all feminists” and it wouldn’t be fallacious if I were to provide arguments for my hate (which here I use interchangeably with “critique”) - members of this movement actively chosen to be a part of it and if I can prove, that some parts of the movement I disagree with are hate-worthy, then the people inside it, which support these parts, are also critique-worthy.

Racism, of course, is fallacious in itself - the people “inside” a race group had no choice in participating in it. But again - nobody should be punished for having wrong opinions, or 90% of Tumblr would end up in jail. Also saying “I hate (or critique) X group”, even if it’s a group with freedom of participation, if I can’t back that hate up, it’s fallacious.

Now, if I’m going to say “kill all feminists” and/or say “kill all blacks”, these statements are dangerous outside of the context of the group. The fact of them being bad/good groups stops being important, because it’s a threat.

Now I understand, that even “nonthreatening” hate can cause a spiral of hate that leads to actual threats. But until that happens, you can twist the argument around and use it to silence people from critiquing you, labeling it “hate speech”, which feminists often do.

^^ These are also good points.

WOOT WOOT

thank you OP, I learned a thing today.

  #yess    #Hate Speech    #I'll have to research for the specifics but this makes sense  
Apparently, FF.net has a free fanfiction app in the appstore. It downloads and stores fics for offline reading.
I don’t know about you but I find that extremely useful. For a dollar, the app will also let you sync directly to your account so you can have your fave stories, authors, alerts, communities, and all that jazz when you need it. 
Like any other app, it has some bugs but the overall efficiency and advantage of being able to store fics really overshadows that. I highly recommend it.
Here’s a link to the app in the itunes app store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fanfiction/id457484628?mt=8

Apparently, FF.net has a free fanfiction app in the appstore. It downloads and stores fics for offline reading.

I don’t know about you but I find that extremely useful. For a dollar, the app will also let you sync directly to your account so you can have your fave stories, authors, alerts, communities, and all that jazz when you need it. 

Like any other app, it has some bugs but the overall efficiency and advantage of being able to store fics really overshadows that. I highly recommend it.

Here’s a link to the app in the itunes app store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fanfiction/id457484628?mt=8

  #fanfiction    #I recently found it and it's sooo useful    #I don't have a phone    #just an ipad and it's nice to be able to read offline  

howtotrainyourbabyboo:

avannak:

howtotrainyourbabyboo:

avannak:

howtotrainyourbabyboo:

I’m gonna do it. Tomorrow I’m going to start Hitchups. I promise. 

When was this written? Is it tomorrow yet? What is happening. I don’t believe you.

Tomorrow is today.
Today is the day.

Don’t do it. U will be disappoint.

Srsly, if you start getting bored and just want ‘grand return and on’ just skip to chapter 32.  It’s a shorter, probably more enjoyable read.

You stop. All everyone ever talks about is this fic okay. I have extremely high expectations, so don’t worry. I’m sure it’s fantastico.
Now I want to skip to that chapter just because. But I wont, I’m just gonna read it and see how I like it!

Are you kidding me? 100% of this fic is grandiose. I read it a while back and then ff.net was down for like, a couple hours, and it was really painful.

Hitchups does not dissapoint.

  #Avanna stahp it  

olicity-endgame:

0hhgodpleaseshutup:

I FOUND IT. I FOUND MY FAVORITE THING ON THE INTERNET.

Holy mother of god.

Photoshop is such a wonderful thing.

  #lol  

hiccupinglasses:

suicunesrider:

The first two Dragons movies end with the phrase “We have dragons.”

They both begin with a scene of a dragon snatching up a sheep.

There are theories that the final movie will end with the phrase, “We had dragons.”

Therefore, if we accept this theory, we must also accept the theory that the final movie will in fact begin with a scene of a sheep snatching up a dragon. (x)

The sheep were tired of their shit and staged a coup
  #HTTYD3    #Very reasonable  

yourdragonslover:

These two are great dragon trainers. I’m glad they showed that in the second season.

Ruff and Tuff both go for BIGGG dragons.

  #Rob    #Dob    #Ruffnut Thorston    #Tuffnut Thorston