Hockey is so fucking entertaining without even meaning to be.
All these hockey gifs and they didn’t include the best one:
this made me want to watch hockey
that gif above me. is my home team.
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
This is actually quite incredible. Very unfortunate that it has only been successful for a small percentage of patients. If anyone is interested on reading the published paper from the New England Journal of Medicine (2010), use these links (Source 1 or Source 2) to download the whole thing in PDF form!
A golden tiger girl I’ve had in my head for the longest time, but didn’t have the time to draw out! I started this last night as a quick thing before bed, and just had to finish.
nothing too special about her..she’s very calm and meditative. only speaks when she needs to, and she is always smiling. a very proud and happy spirit!
haven’t figured out a name yet, was thinking maybe Lily..haha.