I want to model cosplay for a group/individual who makes costumes. Because I can’t sew for shit. That way I would capitalize on my number one asset: cuteness. Sometimes I think that’s all I’m good for, and it makes me sad. Might as well use it though, amirite?
I’d get to go to lots of conventions and hopefully maybe be internet popular or something.
Your brain on psychedelic drugs looks similar to your brain when you’re dreaming, suggests a new study that may also explain why people on psychedelics feel they are expanding their mind.
In the study, the researchers scanned the brains of 15 people before and after they received an injection of psilocybin, the hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms.
Under psilocybin, the activity of primitive brain areas thought to be involved in emotion and memory — including the hippocampus and the anterior cingulate cortex — become more synchronized, suggesting these areas were working together, the researchers said.
This pattern of brain activity is similar to that seen in people who are dreaming, the researchers said.
"I was fascinated to see similarities between the pattern of brain activity in a psychedelic state and the pattern of brain activity during dream sleep," study researcher Robin Carhart-Harris, of Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. "People often describe taking psilocybin as producing a dreamlike state and our findings have, for the first time, provided a physical representation for the experience in the brain."
In contrast, the activity in brain areas involved in “high-level” thinking (such as self-consciousness) were less coordinated under psilocybin, the study found.
Finally, using a new technique to analyze the brain data, the researchers found that there were more possible patterns of brain activity when participants were under the influence of psilocybin, compared with when they were not taking the drug. This may be one reason why people who use psychedelic drugs feel that their mind has expanded — their brain has more possible states of activity to explore, the researchers said.
The researchers caution that, because some techniques used in the study are new, more research is needed to confirm the findings. The study is published today (July 3) in the journal Human Brain Mapping.
Not only was this incredibly interesting, but the last paragraph is so important.
Real science, man. Good science.
When he says
He doesn’t love you anymore,
Roll your shoulders back
And look him in the eye
Even when it feels like your ribs
Are breaking inward, like spider legs.
When he digs up old aches
That he swore he forgave you for,
And ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner.
Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper
Running all the way up your throat to your mouth.
When he blames you
For mistakes that wear his face,
Do not scream.
Do not cry.
Tell him that there are boys
Who would be proud to say they’d loved you.
Tell him that in two years
You won’t even remember his name
And don’t let him see the way you can taste your own lie.
When he leaves
Ignore the howling in your blood
And do not get up after him.
Not even to lock the door.
Do not, do not
Smell his shirts when you box them up
To give them back.
Swear off dating when you realize
You’re chasing ghosts that wear his smile.
It’s okay to cry over him.
It’s even okay to forgive him.
But do not go back to him.
If he did not know how to love you the first time,
He won’t know how to do it the next.
We wonder how many of these would apply to games.
people who are social and overly friendly. If you don’t enjoy or aren’t all that good at dealing with others, then you are going to be seen in a negative light at some point. You have a less desirable personality to many people/institutions. You may not be as conventionally successful.
Although it sucks, it’s not worth despairing over. There are worse things to be in (American) society today. There are places for those who do not wish to interact much with others. Sometimes it feels as if even those fields, circles, or jobs have been infused with preference for (and I hate to use the buzzword) extroverts. It can feel as if they get all the credit, all the glory. Again, work past it. It’s possible. Things may be a bit more stressful and difficult but the extra effort, the overcoming of a tough situation, will only strengthen the heart and mind.