I would do almost anything to climb this tree.
there is a god
I would LOVE to climb this
I’m just hoping that if i reblog this enough, I’ll eventually get to climb it
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Viral Video of the Day: High School Student Schools His Teacher
Frustrated by receiving packets and worksheets instead of a lecture, Texas high school student Jeff Bliss shared his feelings about his teacher’s lack of engagement as she made him leave the classroom.
does anyone else think that the borders of Idaho and Montana kind of look like faces
Ohai, they changed tumblr, without telling anyone, what a surprise
When you decide to die, little things begin to happen. You stop looking both ways before you cross the street, you start answering the door without asking who’s there. You don’t hold onto the railing when you go down the escalator, you play with matches. You smoke, and breathe it in, actually praying it will make a difference. Deciding to die is actually almost nice, in a way. You stop caring. Even if you are not pro-actively looking for ways to kill yourself, you stop looking for ways to survive.
the guy on the radio just said “gas prices aren’t so bad if you consider you’re really buying liquid explosive dinosaurs” and my perspective on life is forever changed
This is the greatest app I have ever gotten
If you need motivation to run, this is it.
(not to mention the narrators are British)
I fucking need dis app
New Test Distinguishes Physical From Emotional Pain in Brain for First Time
New research suggests physical pain may have a distinct brain “signature” that distinguishes it from emotional hurt.
In the brain, the pain from broken leg and the anguish of a broken heart share much of same circuitry. But the latest evidence points to distinct ways that the brain processes each type of pain and could lead to a greater understanding of how to detect and treat them.
“Of all the things I’ve observed in the brain, nothing is more similar to physical pain than social pain,” says lead author Tor Wager, associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Colorado in Boulder, “What we’ve done in the latest paper is to develop something that predicts physical pain at a much more fine-grained level.”
The research, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included 114 young adults who participated in several different experiments. The first test involved scanning the brains of 20 people while they experienced varying degrees of warmth or painful heat on their left forearms. These were calibrated to the individual to be either not painful or mild, moderately or severely painful—but they were not harmful. The second experiment included another 33 people, also exposed to varying levels of painful heat or mild warmth. Using data from the brain activity in the first participants, the researchers developed a program to predict whether people in the second experiment were experiencing pain. The model accurately determined whether they had been subjected to pain or to just warmth 93% of the time.
The third study, however, provided the most revelatory information about how physical and emotional pain may differ. In that experiment, 40 people who had recently been dropped by their romantic partners underwent the same type of physical pain testing while their brains were scanned. They were also scanned while viewing either an image of a close friend or a picture of the person whom they still loved, but had lost.
What Wager wanted to know, he says, is “Does this physical pain pattern [detector] get fooled into thinking that [social rejection] is physical pain? The answer we get is, no, not at all. What we find is that there are different patterns. There’s a pattern of response to physical pain, but [it isn’t seen] with emotional pain stimuli at all.”
“It’s certainly an interesting avenue for future research,” says Daniel Randles, a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, who has studied pain processing but was not associated with the study. He says that more data will be needed to determine whether the differences observed in the study actually relate to differences between physical and emotional pain or were related to another distinction between the groups. For instance, the people seeing images of their exes weren’t being actively rejected by them while in the scanner, but they were experiencing current physical pain during the scan. Therefore the difference between memory and current experience might also explain the results.
Tor, however, says that the rejected people did express current distress upon seeing the pictures, so the scans were likely recording current pain, not just pain from the past. “That may be why social pain is so painful: every time you remember it, you feel it all over again and that’s not true for physical pain,” he says.
He is reassured that the brain responses he recorded during physical pain were indeed reflecting a distinct pattern of processing from emotional or social pain because the signal was remarkably consistent. “You could take the signature developed on one group and apply it to another and make accurate predictions,” Wager says, “It was surprisingly generalizable.”
But he cautions that this doesn’t mean that lack of the signature suggests that a patient is faking. “This can’t be used as a pain lie detector,” he says, “If it doesn’t show up, [it may just mean] that people’s brains are wired differently.” Chronic pain, for example, could actually look very different from the acute pain studied here — some types clearly involve the activation of pain circuitry long after the initial source of the pain has been removed and this almost certainly includes emotional brain regions.
Additional research on far larger samples of different types of people with different types of pain are needed before these findings could be useful in the clinic. But the study suggests that brain patterns might be able to detect and diagnose different types of pain, particularly for people who cannot describe it, such as children, those who cannot speak or are unconscious. “It’s proof of principle and a bit more, an initial stage of development of a biomarker for physical pain,” says Tor. Whether a brain scan could ever distinguish between an addict faking physical pain (but, typically in real emotional pain) and a chronic pain patient who needs medication, however, remains to be seen.
you know you’re australian when one three double oh six triple five oh six
Game Of Thrones aliases » Daenerys Targaryen
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I’ve never done anything like this but I thought I’d give it a go. Basically lots of people complain about not having anyone to talk to or not fitting in on Tumblr and that’s stupid because everyone deserves friends and I love you all so I’m going to pair you up with another Tumblr user and you will be penpals.
- Reblog once
- Must be an active blog
- Have to be a nice person
- It’d be nice if you were following me
- Must contact your penpal on a regular basis (days)
- You will have to be willing to give contact information to your penpal e.g phone number or Facebook name, nothing too personal unless you don’t mind giving that information
- If you only like it I won’t count you
- Must be patient, give me time to pair you all
- I’ll message the url of your pair to you, and it’s basically up to you from there
- If you aren’t satisfied with your penpal then let me know, I’ll try switch for you
- You have until Friday to reblog and then I will take the weekend to pair you up (you may only get messaged on Monday because of ask limit)
- General rules apply
I am so excited. :3
When a man is trying to win the heart of a woman, he studies her, but after he wins her heart and marries her. He often stops learning about her. If the amount he studied her before marriage was equal to a high school. He should continue to learn about her until he gains a college degree, a master’s degree and ultimately a doctorate degree. It is a lifelong journey that draws his heart ever closer to her - Fireproof (2008)