This may be the strangest human brain known to science
Remarkably, this is a photograph of what was once an actual adult human brain — but without the characteristic ridges and folds. But because the patient’s medical records were lost, we may never know what life was like for this person.
Here’s what we do know. The person to whom this extraordinary brain belonged to was a resident of what is now North Texas State Hospital, a mental health facility. He or she died there in 1970. As New Scientist reports, the jar containing the brain is labelled with a reference number, but the microfilm containing the patient’s medical records have been lost.
Scientists have seen this sort of thing before — but not to such an extreme degree. It’s a condition known as agyria, or sometimes lissencephaly, in which the brain lacks the gyri and sulci, the normal ridges and folds that make up the cerebral cortex.
Typically, this condition leads to death by the age of 10 and can cause muscle spasms, seizures, and learning difficulties (on account of reduced surface area). But what makes this sample even more bizarre is that it came from an adult, leading scientists to speculate that the patient likely suffered from severe psychological defects.
More at New Scientist.
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"You can’t ship them they don’t even like ea…."
#One of these things is not like the other…
#Dean doesn’t mind when Sam or Charlie #or anyone else #see his porn stash #or even witness him viewing it #but Cas #with Cas it’s different because Dean cares about what he thinks #he cares because he cares about Castiel #cute lil shits
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Film On the Way
This is some news I wasn’t expecting at all. The 80’s/90’s horror book, Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, will be converted into film soon. CBS Films has accepted a pitch by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the two writers responsible for Saw.
No word on who will direct, which of the stories will be included in the film, or really anything else right now, but this is exciting news, nonetheless.
(via Huffington Post)
finally all those ritual blood sacrifices i made came through
I hope it fuckin’ looks like the Stephen Gammell drawings, that’d be fuckin’ rad.
I can finally return to the sheer terror I felt in second grade
omg i remember how the stories used to scare the hell out of me when i was little xD i have the 3rd book i believe.
i cant believe how gay nagisa and rei are in official art like
even if i didn’t ship this i would think they were gay
These too, omg. (The Drama CDs don’t help at all. wwwww)
Military Sign Language
YES, this is very relevant to my interests…
HUGE pet peeve of mine, I see it a lot in TV shows. The troops are walking quietly toward their objective. The leader holds up his hand in the halt signal and then
“THE ENEMIES ARE OVER THERE GUISE”
The whole point of these hand signals is to be silent so the close range enemies you’re about to engage DON’T HEAR YOU GIVING COMMANDS
though why I’m still expecting sense out of tv shows I don’t even know
oH MY GOD
YTMND’s presentation of our future in all its horrifying glory.
basically all that lol I saw this in the science channel kinda depressing but then again nothing last forever :/
We interrupt this broadcast for an important announcement from Captain Trollando Jones
Is this real omg xD i love this!