19 4 / 2014

19 4 / 2014

honey-suckle-this:

sixpenceee:

Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus twins, meaning they’re connected at the head.

They share a structure that connects Krista’s thalamus to Tatiana’s. The thalamus is a double-lobed organ that plays important roles in processing sensory input and creating consciousness.

Since Krista’s and Tatiana’s thalami are connected, scientists and members of the Hogan family think the girls might view the world differently than the rest of us do.

For example, Dr. Cochrane believes the girls can see through each other’s eyes. He came to this conclusion after covering Krista’s eyes, placing electrodes on her head, and watched Krista’s brain respond after shining a light in Tatiana’s pupils.

Other times, one girl will be watching TV while the other is looking somewhere else. Suddenly, the twin not watching TV will start laughing at what’s happening onscreen.

Their “thalamic bridge” also affects their sense of taste. Krista is a ketchup fiend, but Tatiana hates the stuff. Once, Krista was eating ketchup, and Tatiana furiously tried to wipe it off her own tongue even though she wasn’t eating any ketchup herself.

Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all is that the twins sometimes use the word “I” to describe both of themselves at once.

As of 2011, no one had run any conclusive tests on the girls and their odd condition. However, scientists who have observed their behavior and brain scans are flabbergasted and excited. While no one can say for sure at the moment, it really does seem Krista and Tatiana can share private thoughts and perceive what the other is sensing.

As someone who wants to study consciousness in the future, I can say this is one of the most extraordinary cases I have ever heard of. 

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this is fucking amazing

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19 4 / 2014

pregnantwithababybyrd:

secretlyademigodinthetardis:

beben-eleben:

First time watching fireworks:

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 First time being dunked into water that’s way too cold:

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First time getting caught in a bubble shower:

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First time driving through a dark tunnel:

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First time chatting with a puppet:

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First time finding a new recipe in a cooking magazine:

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First time forgetting how spoons work:

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First time seeing ice cream:

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Whenever I’m feeling sad, I look at this and realise how fucking amazing the world is

omg

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19 4 / 2014

thedorkiestviking:

kakashihotake:

the SADDEST thing ever in an anime is when the most cool and collected character who always has their poker face on has a huge emotional breakdown and they let all of their emotions out and they’re just screaming and crying like there is nothing more upsetting than that do you understand

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19 4 / 2014

teaseon:

ultrafacts:

10 Heart Warming facts about love

More facts on Ultrafacts!

I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS TO COME BACK ON MY DASH

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19 4 / 2014

dontneedyourheroact:

what i love about mythbusters is that once they bust a myth they manipulate their variables until something finally explodes bc we all know why you’re really watching this show

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19 4 / 2014

orangewave:

sagethenate:

orangewave:

i mean really, who doesn’t want to be a mermaid

the little mermaid

fucking christ

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19 4 / 2014

19 4 / 2014

Happy Birthday Kim Himchan ♥

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19 4 / 2014

nialwhore:

we all have an imaginary relationship with our favorite celebrity don’t even lie and say you don’t

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