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jetgreguar:

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.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

jetgreguar:

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.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

bootycap

Anonymous asked:

soooo headcanons about what would occur during an avengers beach vacation? (ex. who'd be the doofus to get badly burnt the first day out on the beach, who would get lost b/c of the tide, who would "accidentally" lose their bathing suit, etc.)

bootycap answered:

doofus who gets badly burnt: steve rogers.

doofus who only gets burnt only once before using sunscreen and asking tony to help get his back: steve rogers

doofus who, after getting rubbed down with lotion in the middle of the beach, disappears for an hour and is later spotted walking back over a dune with mussed hair, conspicuous red marks, and a dazed smile on his face: steve rogers

doofus who spends the rest of the afternoon with a self-satisfied smirk on his face: tony stark

bruce gets knocked over by a rather large wave, hulk is seen splashing at the water before getting lost in the tide (they are unsure if he’s trying to take out his anger on the water, or if he’s simply playing) and is later found a couple miles down the beach covered in seaweed and laying in the sand as if he’s sunbathing, a seagull perched on his knee.

clint ‘accidentally’ loses his bathing suit. the accident, of course, being him thinking he could get away with throwing natasha into the water.

copperbadge

copperbadge:

se-smith:

[Image: A series of photographs of delicate china figurines of women dressed in flouncy, elegant dresses. Each woman is covered in tattoos done in old-school tradition.]

Killer.

archiemcphee:

Scottish artist Jessica Harrison created a beautiful new series of exquisitely rendered porcelain figures entitled The Painted Ladies. Each piece depicts an elegant woman with delicate features, dressed in a lovely ball gown, whose skin is covered in traditional tattoos.

The Painted Ladies are part of Harrison’s first solo exhibition, FLASH, currently showing at the Galerie L.J. in Paris through June 24, 2014.

[via My Modern Metropolis and Arrested Motion]

Lydia oh Lydia,
Oh have you seen Lydia?
Lydia the tattooed lady;
She has eyes that men adore so
And a torso
Even more so….

Lydia oh Lydia, 
That encyclopedia
Lydia the queen of tattoo
On her back is the battle of Waterloo
Beside it the wreck of the Hesperus too
Proudly above waves the red white and blue,
You can learn a lot from Lydia! 

allthedirtygirlswantbenedict
WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SLICE THEIR PALM TO GET BLOOD. do you know how many nerve endings are in your hand?!?! why don’t they ever cut the back of their arm or their leg or something omfg

me everytime a character in a movie has to get a few drops of their blood for some ritual bullshit  (via jtoday)

WHILE WE’RE AT IT, why do people try to cross those skinny bridges over lava/chasms/whatever by walking upright. IT’S CALLED CENTER OF GRAVITY. get on your hands and knees and crawl across that thing. HUG IT. SCOOT YOUR BUTT ACROSS. “but i look stupid!” lalalala but we’ll avoid that ~dramatic moment~ where you almost fall over and die because your damn fucking self wanted to look COOL

(via jtoday)

and stop yanking IV lines out of your arms the minute you wake up in the hospital 

(via panconkiwi)

That is a broadsword, why are you fencing with it

(via gallifrey-feels)

There is a freaking door right there. Stop smashing through windows, damn it.

(via intheforestofthenight)

yes, mr. action hero, I am aware that running dramatically from the baddies at breakneck speed is important, but know what else is important? NOT GETTING SHOT. RUN IN A FUCKING ZIGZAG PATTERN ON THE OFF CHANCE THAT THE MOOKS WERE NOT COACHED IN MARKSMANSHIP BY THE IMPERIAL STORMTROOPERS.

(via pterriblepterodactyls)

Oh, hey, you there, sneaky hero-type breaking into any place for any reason? WEAR SOME FUCKING GLOVES. They’re called fingerprints, dumbass. You have them and you’re putting them all over the fucking place.

(via dawnpuppet)

If something really fucking huge is falling on you, don’t FUCKING RUN ALONG THE LENGTH JUST TAKE LIKE TWO FUCKING STEPS TO THE SIDE

(via takshammy)

allthedirtygirlswantbenedict
weird-life-of-a-closet-fangirl:

frustrated-fallen-angel:

thecertifiedfangirl:

somescarswillneverheal:

martainducreff:

thesilverwolf9:

boggartsaremyboggarts:

icykitty:

soaringsparrows:

nataliesfantasticadventures:

I Promise I’m Not a Murderer: The Story of a Researching Writer

now with a sequel:
I Swear I’m Not Pregnant, I’m Just Naming Characters

Don’t forget: I’m not Trying to Break Into This Building, I Just Need to Know the Layout of it

And the ever appealling: I’m Not Planning on Killing Myself, I Just Need to Know How a Character Could Commit Suicide Whilst Making it Look Like a Murder

I recommend
I’m Not a Terrorist, I Just Need to Know How a Criminal Mastermind Would Properly Construct a Bomb

And my personal favourite
I Swear I’m Not Sick I Just Like Making Characters Suffer By Giving Them Deadly Diseases

Writers are strange creatures

Yes. Yes we are.

How about the I Already Have a Thesaurus but It Doesn’t Have Enough Synonyms for Bulging Penis

You forgot the best one: I don’t know any technical lingo and my character is this really cool hacker person, I swear I’m not trying to hack into the Pentagon.

weird-life-of-a-closet-fangirl:

frustrated-fallen-angel:

thecertifiedfangirl:

somescarswillneverheal:

martainducreff:

thesilverwolf9:

boggartsaremyboggarts:

icykitty:

soaringsparrows:

nataliesfantasticadventures:

I Promise I’m Not a Murderer: The Story of a Researching Writer

now with a sequel:

I Swear I’m Not Pregnant, I’m Just Naming Characters

Don’t forget: I’m not Trying to Break Into This Building, I Just Need to Know the Layout of it

And the ever appealling: I’m Not Planning on Killing Myself, I Just Need to Know How a Character Could Commit Suicide Whilst Making it Look Like a Murder

I recommend

I’m Not a Terrorist, I Just Need to Know How a Criminal Mastermind Would Properly Construct a Bomb

And my personal favourite

I Swear I’m Not Sick I Just Like Making Characters Suffer By Giving Them Deadly Diseases

Writers are strange creatures

Yes. Yes we are.

How about the I Already Have a Thesaurus but It Doesn’t Have Enough Synonyms for Bulging Penis

You forgot the best one: I don’t know any technical lingo and my character is this really cool hacker person, I swear I’m not trying to hack into the Pentagon.

allthedirtygirlswantbenedict
quintobatchh:

strawberrypatty:

itseasytoremember:

bludgertothehead:

marauderdream:

this week on tumblr: everyone realizes how much of a badass neville was all along 

and maybe finally realizing that Snape was a complete asshole not a misunderstood man

Neville Longbottom: He woulda done it in 4 books

Also pointing out: Snape was an asshole to Neville because of his obsession with Lilly. He was pissed off Voldemort chose Harry rather than Neville.
Snape tortured two young boys because of an obsession with a dead, married woman.

Also: a dead married woman who turned him down when she was alive

quintobatchh:

strawberrypatty:

itseasytoremember:

bludgertothehead:

marauderdream:

this week on tumblr: everyone realizes how much of a badass neville was all along 

and maybe finally realizing that Snape was a complete asshole not a misunderstood man

Neville Longbottom: He woulda done it in 4 books

Also pointing out: Snape was an asshole to Neville because of his obsession with Lilly. He was pissed off Voldemort chose Harry rather than Neville.

Snape tortured two young boys because of an obsession with a dead, married woman.

Also: a dead married woman who turned him down when she was alive