shastafirecracker:

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

I knew this and this is why my mom and I have called doorways “lobotomy arches” for years

shastafirecracker:

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

I knew this and this is why my mom and I have called doorways “lobotomy arches” for years

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  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 40mm

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mimi-bird:

nightwingsblog:

super-saiyan-senpai:

Get that shit out of here,Gillette!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!! he also does that in a comic but for the life of me i couldnt find it

found it:


He’s also doing it here:

And we’ve been shown that Karen shaves her legs that way, too:

So, yeah. No “mystery” there.

I neeed this power

Why haven’t they put it in movies?

Because then Gilette couldn’t sell its mediocre ass razors.

I’ve always just wondered what happened to make superman figure out this is the only way to properly remove his facial hairnever in my life would I think “lemme bounce my eye lasers off this mirror to burn off my beard”

Probably because he kept busting up those Gillettes. He is the man of steel.

thesassyblacknerd:

blacksupervillain:

the-goddamazon:

hiddleswiggles:

navyblue9:

luanna255:

mimi-bird:

nightwingsblog:

super-saiyan-senpai:

Get that shit out of here,Gillette!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!! he also does that in a comic but for the life of me i couldnt find it

found it:

image

He’s also doing it here:

image

And we’ve been shown that Karen shaves her legs that way, too:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgdszxKKnA1qbmslxo1_500.png

So, yeah. No “mystery” there.

I neeed this power

Why haven’t they put it in movies?

Because then Gilette couldn’t sell its mediocre ass razors.

I’ve always just wondered what happened to make superman figure out this is the only way to properly remove his facial hair

never in my life would I think “lemme bounce my eye lasers off this mirror to burn off my beard”

Probably because he kept busting up those Gillettes. He is the man of steel.

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lucyliuism:

g0thamsreckoning:

oh my gOD 

i hAVE BEEN LAUGHING AT THIS FOR 29834798234 YEARS

lucyliuism:

g0thamsreckoning:

oh my gOD 

i hAVE BEEN LAUGHING AT THIS FOR 29834798234 YEARS

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[Image: Billy Kaplan wearing a Wanda Maximoff t-shirt and looking at magic glowing around his own hand in surprise.]

th2p:



Anonymous said: Billy 7! And Teddy 13!

thingsfortwwings:

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blacksirensolo:

Doodle before bed.Nighty night!

blacksirensolo:

Doodle before bed.

Nighty night!

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Enjoy. :)

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svff:

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svff:

aaaaand another

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bettersupes:

"Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You" is a small project where I draw superheroes based on the costumes of young girls.

This original submission is The Curly Girlie!

From the mother: “Her superhero is named The Curly Girlie.  She uses her long curly hair to lasso the bad guys, and has laser vision.” bettersupes:

"Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You" is a small project where I draw superheroes based on the costumes of young girls.

This original submission is The Curly Girlie!

From the mother: “Her superhero is named The Curly Girlie.  She uses her long curly hair to lasso the bad guys, and has laser vision.”

bettersupes:

"Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You" is a small project where I draw superheroes based on the costumes of young girls.

This original submission is The Curly Girlie!

From the mother: “Her superhero is named The Curly Girlie. She uses her long curly hair to lasso the bad guys, and has laser vision.”

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I read comics but I absorb other media too so rebloging habits are subject to change.