kitten wiggles ears while eating
i don’t even care if i reblog this twice a day every single day for the rest of my life
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.
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
Remnant…it looks so peaceful from this distance. But I doubt it will be that way for long.
HAPPY RWBY VOLUME 2 DAY!
Here’s a view of Remnant, the world on which RWBY takes place, from near its crumbling moon…and then just from orbit :) It’s as accurate to the map as I could make it! (assuming a mercator projection and etc.)
Links to the things in the album:
Poster Draft With Text (1500x2000)
Poster Draft Without Text (1500x2000)
Remnant Crop 1 (2560x1440)
Remnant Crop 2 (2560x1440)
Remnant Crop 3 (2560x1440)
Remnant Crop 4 (2560x1440)
The poster is a rough-draft version of what I want to submit for the monthly poster contest! It definitely still needs polishing (I threw the text on at 4 am and probably won’t include it in the actual submission XD ), but I was happy enough with it to share it with all of you on this most joyous premiere day :D As well as many gratuitous shots of the planet because I am dang proud of it.
And hey, maybe we’ll find out this season why the moon is in pieces! That would be cool :)
" not having any of your shit today."
Haha please someone make this agin but her stopping RWBY spoilers and say: tag your post/shit
im not a model the camera turned on while i was collecting frogs
when you say “nonbinary identities don’t exist BECAUSE SCIENCE”
all you’re telling me is that you don’t know what science is
science is a systematic attempt to describe the world. science does not define the world
if you were to go up to a scientist and say “there are things that exist in the word that science does has not yet adequately described, or described at all”
the scientist would be like “yeah i know, that’s why i still have a job”
We are at San Diego Comic Con! This is a brand new collaborative print from the Bee & Puppycat crew! Just something fun we wanted to do for San Diego!
Natasha (Creator), Efrain (Art Director), Maddy (Writer) and Becky (Character Designer). Originally painted in gouache, this is an 8x10 print that is available at the Nucleus / Bolt City table (2743)!
Come see us at the Bee & Puppycat panel on Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 6A!