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.
HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS
WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS
What a fucking nightmare, just kill me.
"miss, you just killed 2 grown men"
just let it go
Evolution of the Pokémon crime organizations.
metatron is one of those weird fangirls who write themselve into their fanfics
"It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.”
Vocaloid Six - Party x Party (by Hitoshizuku and Yama△)
why is no one talking about this
'Black Widow' is listed for 2015 on Scarlett Johansson's IMDB page.
#imagine scott mccall meeting steve rogers though #maybe on a school trip to washington or something #and he expects to be all dorky and fanboyish over steve #and instead steve is all down-to-earth and friendly #and scott just finds himself asking for advice #how to be a leader #how to make the tough decisions #how to remain a good person in the face of intensely dangerous circumstances #and steve doesn’t need any help to tell him there’s more going on here than meets the eye #and he says things to scott which make him feel … not so much better #but more understanding #and more accepting of his responsibilities #and when finstock calls for scott to get his ass back with the others #steve and scott shake hands before leaving (via everythingisbetterwithbisexuals)
I can’t be the only one thinking of this (edited to add gif)
Script: Cohle calmly takes the pulse in his neck, as if idly curious about his heart rate.
Matthew McConaughey explains: He’s coming off of years being Crash. He’s trying to walk the line. Monk-like. Trying to hold it together. And that’s a lot easier with less interaction with others. There’s a mechanical side to him.