roachpatrol:

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

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

roachpatrol:

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

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

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nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

pothepolarbear:

Some people still think Beauxbatons was for girls and Durmstrang was for boys.

THANK YOU

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roachpatrol:

janecrockeyre:

i cant concentrate on anything and im making myself laugh im so ashamed of my life choices

mlem mlem mlem

perfect idiot children

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fuckyeahrtfanfic:

It has come to my attention that  something extremely personal and private was dug out to the community on a site about Ryan and his family.

I ask you to please, please respect his private business as he has, for good reasons, kept his family as much as he can separate from the RT Community. 

If you see anything that isn’t posted by Ryan himself, do not spread it.

Do not go digging for more. Let him keep his privacy.

- Tats

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theletterwsarseflap:

my-endless-eternity:

seyiku:

Also

MY LIFE

Second to last one for me.

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leonqueerwata:

"what are the chances of EVERYONE in a group of friends being queer" you do realize that we all tend to flock together like penguins huddling for warmth in a cold, heteronormative world, right

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justanotherdayinlife:

fuckyeahitssehy:

victoryjobs:

  • so today after I bought her a gift card for her and her husband to her favorite restaurant, I wrapped the box it came in
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  • put it in another box stuffed with tissue paper
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  • wrapped that box
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  • put that box in a bigger box
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  • taped that box shut
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  • wrapped the big box
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  • wrapped it again in tissue paper
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  • put it in a bag filled with tissue paper
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  • and put a bow on it
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  • merry Christmas, I’m an asshole :)

I’m so doing this

I was thinking of you wrapping Kuzco 

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Most girls on first day of school: -walks around school, finds old friends, gets new class list-
Me on first day of school: -stumbles into random music room, breaks expensive vase, accidentally joins a host club-
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dave-and-karkat:

injuugakuen:

captainarlert:

Anime dads are the worst.

Because they’re either dead, not around, useless, or the villain. 

Or if your son is Eren Jaeger, maybe all four. 

Um excuse me, Haruhi’s dad from OHSHC is fabulous so don’t hate.

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haruhi’s dad is literally the best dad ever okay

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skyjelly:

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Don’t mind me, I’m just expressing my feelings about how 90% of the John’s and Terezi’s I meet ship themselves with Dave.
And how I cheer them on with romance advice.
Every time.

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janecrockeyre:

chillest fucks youll ever find like

cmon if we can weird out 4chan then u know we have some deep personal issues going on here

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ziakid:

choosing a gender in an rpg more like do i wanna be a girl or do i wanna romance girls

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