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Welp, Looks Like My Brain is Fucked

January 14th, 2012 3:02am No comments

Mashable – Unlike drugs and alcohol, excess Internet usage could help your career, make you more informed and keep you up-to-date with the latest hilarious memes. But a recent (small) study by researchers in China showed that too much Internet usage — to the point that it’s an addiction — can cause structural damage to your brain.

Welp, that’s it folks. I used the internet nonstop since like 2003. Shit. Looks like my life is fucked now. No wonder I got progressively stupider in college every year… Thought I was an alcoholic in college? PSH… Amateur hour…  If the internet is going to ruin my brain, I might as well go on a bender. Bring me coke. Bring me alcohol. Bring me weed. Fuck it. might as well get hooked on harcore drugs.

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The Science of Goosebumps

March 19th, 2010 1:39am No comments

This is the most random thing ever but here goes:

This topic astonishes me. Did you ever read something or listen to a certain part of a song that gave you goosebumps? Tonight, I was reading one of my earlier writings and got the chills. The very next line of the writing stated “I keep getting goosebumps whenever I read the previous paragraph.” I didn’t even see that line yet, so it’s not like it was some preconceived notion. Anyway, for you science geeks, have some more info.

This paragraph was originally written about 6 or 7 months ago. As I reread the exact same paragraph tonight, I still got goosebumps. The fact that it still happened now when I forgot the writing even existed amazed me. How can some words on a page when read many months apart cause the same physiological reaction. Simply amazing how the brain works.

This happens a lot with music too. James Gedge once explained this in high school. There was a study of a song that used to give this one man goosebumps. The man then had a stroke, and the song did not affect him in the same way. He wasn’t able “feel” the song anymore. Pretty scary.

Fucking hypothalmus, messing with me… Actually, that’s kind of an important part of the brain. So nevermind.

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