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scientia-rex:

biomedicalephemera:

Judged as “worthy” by Anubis in the afterlife?

Congrats! You get to take a ride on Babi the opinionated baboon’s dickship.

If you’re unworthy for paradise, your entrails get eaten by him. If you’re WORTHY of paradise, though…well, then you get the real treat!

Yes, that is when Babi’s enormous boner serves as the mast for the ship that you ride to paradise. And that trip takes weeks. Weeks. Just staring at a baboon dick. Who knows, maybe that’s your idea of a great ride. Have fun on your boner boat!

You get eaten by Ammit if you’re not worry, though, I thought?

Ammit was a later god that was a feature of the afterlife in the Middle and Late Dynastic Egypt Afterlife.

Babi was much earlier, and occasionally worshiped at the same time that Ammit was recognized (though no evidence has surfaced of worship of Ammit; she was what you wanted to avoid, not help), but he was considered the first-born (though not most-important) son of Osiris, back then.

Babi was basically Ammit plus afterlife virility, as far as I can tell. Ammit only ate the heart. Babi only ate the entrails (not the heart). Babi controlled the virility of the afterlife, and so had a reason to be worshiped. Ammit was only to be feared.

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theoldcapn:

so i was just trying to log into my old email account and i couldn’t remember the password so my security question that i set for myself two years ago pops up

and it is:

‘Why?’

and I’m like, what a dick move, me. I don’t know the fucking answer. Why? Why? Why what, me? What are you trying to ask me, you little shit?!

so in a fit of rage I type in ‘BECAUSEFUCKYOUTHATSWHY’

ding password reset 

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neuromorphogenesis:

Memory Accuracy and Strength Can Be Manipulated During Sleep

The sense of smell might seem intuitive, almost something you take for granted. But researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have found that memory of specific odors depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effectively during slow-wave sleep — a deep sleep characterized by slow brain waves.

The sense of smell is one of the first things to fail in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia. Indeed, down the road, if more can be learned from better understanding of how the brain processes odors, researchers believe it could lead to novel therapies that target specific neurons in the brain, perhaps enhancing memory consolidation and memory accuracy.

Reporting in the Journal of Neuroscience online April 9, researchers in the lab of Donald A. Wilson, PhD, a professor in the departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone, and a research scientist at the NYU-affiliated Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, showed in experiments with rats that odor memory was strengthened when odors sensed the previous day were replayed during sleep. Memories deepened more when odor reinforcement occurred during sleep than when rats were awake.

When the memory of a specific odor learned when the rats were awake was replayed during slow-wave sleep, they achieved a stronger memory for that odor the next day, compared to rats that received no replay, or only received replay when they were awake.

However, when the research team exposed the rats to replay during sleep of an odor pattern that they had not previously learned, the rats had false memories to many different odors. When the research team pharmacologically prevented neurons from communicating to each other during slow-wave sleep, the accuracy of memory of the odor was also impaired.

The rats were initially trained to recognize odors through conditioning. Using electrodes in the olfactory bulb, a part of the brain responsible for perceiving smells, the researchers stimulated different smell perceptions, according to precise patterns of electrical stimulation. Then, by replaying the patterns electrically, they were able to test the effects of slow-wave sleep manipulation.

Replay of learned electrical odors during slow-wave sleep enhanced the memory for those odors. When the learned smells were replayed while the rats were awake, the strength of the memory decreased. Finally, when a false pattern that the rat never learned was incorporated, the rats could not discriminate the smell accurately from the learned odor.

“Our findings confirm the importance of brain activity during sleep for both memory strength and accuracy,” says Dr. Wilson, the study’s senior author. “What we think is happening is that during slow-wave sleep, neurons in the brain communicate with each other, and in doing so, strengthen their connections, permitting storage of specific information.”

thetemperamentalgoat:

There’s something seriously wrong when a tv network believes that it’s audience would rather see Jaime Lannister rape Cersei instead of enjoying consensual sex with the woman he loves. HBO’s insistence on adding extra violence towards women in the series is truly disgusting.

HBO keeps choosing to show violence against women.

You know what happens in the books? Jaime doesn’t rape Cersei.
Cersei forces herself upon Jaime.

I mean, neither is exactly ideal. But the former is so overdone and almost boring at this point…