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.
I know a girl who was hit by a drunk driver and in that state for a year. When she woke up the first thing she did was tell off the doctor who tried to convince her mom to pull the plug. She heard *everything* while being called brain dead.
OH MY FUCK
Just got through with the first day of school!
My government teacher’s name is Mr.Holmes.
My friend’s algebra teacher is Mrs.Watson.
These people need to get together on Halloween and dress up.
that tag is something writers should see cuz we tried it with my friend and things got real awkward like her boyfriend came and said: “why don’t you look at me like that when i say ily”
I’m gonna try this with a friend and see how the tension escalates.
on my to do list
I tried this with my husband. We had to shower after.
Stac. We have to do this. I dare you. But if things get gay, I’m not kissing you.
I hate art. But I also love art. Damn.
This sounds really fucking awesome.
Guys make headcanons about me.
I DARE YOU WRITE HEADCANONS ABOUT ME
Do it. Let’s see if anything is true.
Woke up at one today. Had another one of those stupid fucking dreams where someone fell in love with me. And now look. I’m awake. Reading boring summer work. Yippee.
Falada and the Goose Girl princess. I would so love to see an animated adaptation of the story someday. I was also inspired by the War Horse play which is really touching, beautiful and amazing especially because the horse itself is a puppet but they move it in a way that it feels alive and you care for it, it’s also a kind of animation :)
Oh my god, that’s tied for my favorite fairy tale. Marry me you magnificent being.
"Oh my god why do you want to learn German??"
“It’s so useless”
“Learn French or Spanish or-“
I want to learn German and you can’t stop me.
Dude! No! German is really useful!
Plus, it’s just a REALLY fun language to learn~
All languages are useful!!! All languages are fun!!! Languages~~~~~
GERMAN IS SO FUCKING FUN YOU HAVE NO IDEA