21559 notes• May 6th 2013
University of Manchester; Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology.
ON THIS BLOG: Mostly personal stuff, Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, arty things that I like, butterflies... etc.
21559 notes• May 6th 2013
WHO WANTS TO KNOW HOW AMAZING MY DAY HAS BEEN?
(just like to add that I was super nervous for TomSka and shaking like a leaf, but he was really nice and gave me a hug :) )
and then I went to the evening gig thingy, then came back and tweeted, then watched Doctor Who.
When I came back online after Doctor Who…
Yeah casual screenshot from DEAN DOBBS’ Twitter.
Guys I met loads of my favourite YouTubers and then one retweeted me,
3 notes• May 5th 2013 • Tags: #lincoln youtube gathering #lincoln #youtube #youtubers #OMFGIt'sJackAndDean #OMFGItsJackandDean #dean dobbs #jack howard #Carrie Hope Fletcher #carrie fletcher #itswaypastmybedtime #it'swaypastmybedtime #tomska #tom ridgewell
Basically the essence of my counselling session today.
2625 notes• May 3rd 2013
remember when Rabbit made a decorative and functional wall piece out of Pooh’s ass?
I… I never thought about it like that…
52612 notes• May 3rd 2013
62110 notes• May 3rd 2013
high tide and low tide in great britain. photographs by michael marten
I’ll have to take a picture like this on my beach. I bet it looks great :)
89585 notes• May 2nd 2013
I want to see this in a horror game
Those trees are really prett— oh.
138336 notes• May 2nd 2013
Participants rated their sexual orientation on a 10-point scale, ranging from gay to straight. Then they took a computer-administered test designed to measure their implicit sexual orientation. In the test, the participants were shown images and words indicative of hetero- and homosexuality (pictures of same-sex and straight couples, words like “homosexual” and “gay”) and were asked to sort them into the appropriate category, gay or straight, as quickly as possible. The computer measured their reaction times.
The twist was that before each word and image appeared, the word “me” or “other” was flashed on the screen for 35 milliseconds — long enough for participants to subliminally process the word but short enough that they could not consciously see it. The theory here, known as semantic association, is that when “me” precedes words or images that reflect your sexual orientation (for example, heterosexual images for a straight person), you will sort these images into the correct category faster than when “me” precedes words or images that are incongruent with your sexual orientation (for example, homosexual images for a straight person). This technique, adapted from similar tests used to assess attitudes like subconscious racial bias, reliably distinguishes between self-identified straight individuals and those who self-identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Using this methodology we identified a subgroup of participants who, despite self-identifying as highly straight, indicated some level of same-sex attraction (that is, they associated “me” with gay-related words and pictures faster than they associated “me” with straight-related words and pictures). Over 20 percent of self-described highly straight individuals showed this discrepancy.
Notably, these “discrepant” individuals were also significantly more likely than other participants to favor anti-gay policies; to be willing to assign significantly harsher punishments to perpetrators of petty crimes if they were presumed to be homosexual; and to express greater implicit hostility toward gay subjects (also measured with the help of subliminal priming). Thus our research suggests that some who oppose homosexuality do tacitly harbor same-sex attraction."
New study indicates homophobia is often a result of repressed homosexual feelings, validating what Freud posited in his concept of “reaction formation,” in which we lash out against others’ expressions of what we loathe in ourselves.
The above is via explore-blog, and it’s a long and fancy way of saying that (at least according to this study) homophobia is often associated with repressed homosexual feelings. This work will be appearing in the next issue of Journal of Stuff Everyone Knows But Couldn’t Quite Prove Until Now.
(Source: , via jtotheizzoe)
2680 notes• May 2nd 2013
I have group counselling sessions on Thursdays (given the extremely wonderful title of “Managing Low Mood” - her coming out and yelling “Are you guys here for Managing Low Mood?” as people I know head out from their Exam Stress session before is, y’know, fantastic…) and we were all given one thing to work on before next week and I haven’t done anything towards mine, anything at all… and the idea of admitting that to people tomorrow (which I will have to do) makes me feel sick to my stomach.
1 notes• May 1st 2013
Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. I highly recommend getting this game for anyone who feels bored at any point throughout the week.
- 550 cards (460 White cards and 90 Black cards)
- 0% of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Buy Here - $25.00
This is the best game I have ever played with my friends.
I want this
This game is the best.
The best. game on the planet. Ever.
THIS GAME IS AMAZING ROFL
LETS PLAY AGAIN SOMETIME L
I need this.
I may actually buy this.
61750 notes• Apr 28th 2013
It’s so weird when people are squeamish about seeing brains because that’s their own brain making a decision that it looks disgusting. Brains don’t like how they look.
self conscious brains aww
130006 notes• Apr 28th 2013