SailAweigh

Geeky lady of a certain age, I have my cats for company and fannish friends in the magic box. I dabble in strange corners of the internet, offering ideas and images both silly and profound. I love the ocean, green and growing things, laughter, social justice and comics, to name a few. Follow at your own risk.
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dahmersfishisnamedalbert:

moshita:

Skull Formed Using 375 Real Brain Slices
skulladay

It’s not fair that I don’t have 375 brain slices lying around.

dahmersfishisnamedalbert:

moshita:

Skull Formed Using 375 Real Brain Slices

skulladay

It’s not fair that I don’t have 375 brain slices lying around.

(via thisisnotmyhomeplanet)

random-nexus:

veggiezombiex:

iheartchaos:

Brain cupcakes: Just a little food for thought.

BRAINS!

Braaaaaaains!  Braincakes!  Must Have!  *grabby hands*

(via dduane)

archiemcphee:

What have you got in your head? is a two-part artwork series of human brains made with food by Italian artist Sara Asnaghi.

Created in 2006, Part 1 of the series includes human brains molded from polenta, red lentils, salt and more. Sara created Part 2 in 2010, which includes brains made from canary food, nonpareil candies and a ‘brain sandwich’ made from bread crumbs and clay.

[via Laughing Squid]

Mmm…delicious braaaaiiinnnnnssssssss… .

(via magicfran)

fleetingfancies:

Hedy Lamarr

Not just a pretty face, Hedy Lamarr helped develop frequency-hopping, which led to spread-spectrum communications systems. You can thank her for the development of such things as Bluetooth and WiFi.

fleetingfancies:

Hedy Lamarr

Not just a pretty face, Hedy Lamarr helped develop frequency-hopping, which led to spread-spectrum communications systems. You can thank her for the development of such things as Bluetooth and WiFi.

(via fairestcat)

life:

Beauty AND brains — Not too shabby, right?

Hedy Lamarr: Hollywood Sex Symbol, Tech Geek…She was a glamorous movie star of the 1930s and ’40s, a taboo-breaking beauty who is credited with simulating the first on-screen orgasm (and also appearing nude) in a 1933 film called Ecstasy.

But Hedy Lamarr was a trailblazer in more ways than one: Fascinated by science and eager to find a way to help the Allies during World War II, Lamarr came up with a way to make radio signals jump between frequencies, and thus prevent the signals from becoming jammed. After Lamarr and a partner obtained a patent for the invention in 1942, she gave it — at no charge — to the U.S. Navy, which began using it in the 1960s. Today, Lamarr’s breakthrough is used in technology like the Bluetooth wireless device.

Get to know Hedy Lamarr, the world’s sexiest inventor.

(via arliss)

jtotheizzoe:

Are women’s mental abilities any greater or less than men’s? What do you think? Plus is there any latest studies/researches that prove so? :)

Made (non-Missing e) rebloggable by request:

There are no scientific studies that I know of that say men and women differ in “mental abilities”, which is an awfully broad term on its own.

There are anatomical and developmental differences in male and female brains, but these differences have resulted in much myth and little truth. For instance, men have larger brains, on average, than women. But if having larger brains was a sign of greater mental faculties, then whales would have beaten us to fire and spaceships.

It’s important that we acknowledge that there are genuine genetic and biological differences in male and female development, but it’s equally important that we don’t extend these differences into myths of superiority. I’m a fan of what Stanford neuroscientist Josef Parvizi says about it:

“…if we are to entertain the idea that humans ‘experience’ life differently, and that different experiences mold the brain function differently, then we must also seriously consider that gender (along with class, ethnicity, age, and many other factors) would also contribute to this experience, and that they will contribute to molding of the brain…

So if women and men have systematically different life experiences and face dissimilar expectations from birth, then we would expect that their brains would become different (even if they are not innately dissimilar), through these different life experiences. Even if neuroscientists see differences in the brains of grown men and women, it does not follow that these differences are innate and unchangeable.

For instance, if girls are expected to be more adept at language, and are placed in more situations that require communication with others, it follows that the networks of the brain associated with language could become more efficient in women. Conversely, if boys receive more toy trucks and Lego’s, are given greater encouragement in math and engineering classes, and eventually take more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, it follows that the sections of the brain associated with mathematics could become more efficient in men…

The tricky part is that we do not make the mistake of taking account of these differences as evidence for biological determinism.”

minim-calibre:

queernonymoose:

strawberreli:

earlfoolish:

cocteautwin:

psychetimelapse:

And I’m not talking about someone involved in production mentioning it in an interview (though that’s happened too), I mean that characters in the show honest-to-FSM mentioned him being on the spectrum. And it was a gloriously subtle, just-another-aspect-of-his-character mention. Just a, “He probably appreciates this situation, given his…his…*gosh-it’s-on-the-tip-of-my-tongue-what’s-that-word? face*” “Asperger’s?” “Yeah.” I missed it the first time around (thanks mostly to a shitty stream), it was such a small moment.

The fact that Sherlock (this incarnation and the original) is on the spectrum isn’t exactly news to people who are familiar with the symptoms, but I’m still thrilled that they actually said it out loud in-universe. I have never seen a TV character who was blatantly acknowledged as autistic without being The Autistic Person. There are characters out in mainstream media (even title characters, some of them) who obviously do fall somewhere on the spectrum, but for it to be said aloud or acknowledged in any way other than their symptoms is a once-in-a-blue-moon sorta thing.

And they just casually brought it up as an already-known thing because it’s so fucking obvious that he’s neurodivergent! It’s ridiculous that this is a big enough deal to make me happy, but fuck it, I’ll take my warm fuzzies where I can find ‘em.

I can die happy now.

yes! VISIBILITY. I still have mixed feelings about it, but loads of those feelings are really happy ones.

and I must say that it is very likely he’s not actually diagnosed, it’s just John’s interpretation of Sherlock’s strengths and weaknesses. But the way is was uttered was very nice, because it was so obvious that it wasn’t meant to be derogatory, it was just the best word John could find.

I wasn’t sure if it was canon, because John said it, but then again, John is a doctor. Though he is a medical doctor, and not so much a doctor of the psyche.

However, visibility is important, and regardless it is incredibly amazing that this happened.

I would also think he has some PTSD issues. The way he (and in the films with RDJ) self medicates as a coping to this hyper-awareness is something I really connect with, and is something from my PTSD. However, Sana’a thinks I may be on the spectrum, so who knows where one ends and the other begins and where the overlap happens.

I did appreciate that moment greatly. See tags.

mellisuga:

What have you got in your head?  by Sara Ansanghi

A series of human brains made with different foods.
17 cm x 12 cm each

WOW.