Science!: Sexy Mouse Tears

Science!: Sexy Mouse Tears

Inside: How noisy is your brain?

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Well that's pretty interesting.
I wonder how many people are going to OD on ritalin and prozac in the coming months though...
The mouse thing is fairly interesting, but the mojoceratops easily trumps it, and then waves its silly 80's bone-do at it.

As for the "noise" idea, I'm not all that interested unless it's going to make my life worse, which it probably isn't, considering it's what has been going on in my head my whole life.
Do they know if our brains would function better without the noise though?
Do they know what causes the noise?
Damn you science, every time you answer a question you produce several more!

This Science article is certainly interesting.

Especially the first one and the one regarding Prozac & Ritalin [ Which I find a useless 'medication' ]

Wow...Well, Ill never look at mice the same way again. ...As long as people odnt try and start milking there tears XD

I hope this "brain noise" isn't going to scupper plans for Comp-Brain Interfaces.

Also, mojoceratops, what an aweseome name for a dinosaur.

Obviously we need to make our computers noisier.

That's amazing. I didn't know our brains could process so much information. I'm always interested in finding out how drugs affect our brain as well. There's a reason we react the way we do when we're under influences like drugs and alchohol.

T-Rexs are far cooler than any silly Mojosaurus.

By the way, my brain runs on T-Rexes.

Is it sad that I pronounced it "mo-ho" in my head until I realized she meant this kinda "mojo"?

Mojoceratops looks pretty badass.

Lots of psych stuff this week. As always, a very interesting read.

That first article kind of makes me wonder how much "better" the brain could be if it was tuned. That "noise" almost seems analogous to useless processes going on in a computer. Like perhaps everyone has a virus or some spyware running in their brain.

My brain isn't noisy, I use water cooling.

Two perfectly legal drugs, when mixed, have the same effect as an illegal one. Two wrongs don't make a right, but do two rights make a wrong?

Mojoceratops got all the chicks while prehistoric man cried and was ignored.

Insert Austin Powers joke re: mojoceratops here.

The drugs thing just goes to show that drugs are bad, even if they come in nice white boxes and the pills have pretty logos in them. Medicine for people with real problems keep being used by people who can't endure the dregs of being human. Me, I tend to only take aspirin if I'm seriously in pain.

Did the study determine the tears were 800% more effective if only one was shed down the rat's stoic face?

008Zulu:
My brain isn't noisy, I use water cooling.

Two perfectly legal drugs, when mixed, have the same effect as an illegal one.

Except that the "legal" drugs are only legal when prescribed by a trained and licensed doctor.

Before you men try turning on the waterworks, you should know that we lack the gene that codes for ESP1.

WHAT? I've been bathing in the tears of tortured virgins for years now and it HASN'T improved my sexiness? What am I going to do with a basement full of virgins NOW?

in a process that we'll just call "science magic,

Say "It's a miracle!" and I get the anti-Juggalonics stick out.

So, does that mean that if you take Prozac and Ritalin together, you get the same effect as a dose of cocaine?

This is one of those questions that gets people on the Darwin Awards.

A coworker of mine suggested we give 10 cokeheads Prozac and Ritalin, and 10 cokeheads cocaine, lock them in a room, and see who's alive at the end. It's kind of like double-blind study meets Thunderdome.

... and I type "Prozac and Ritalin" into Google and it already prompts me to search for "Prozac and Ritalin together". Someone's been busy.

It was short lived, only living about one million years (a mere hiccup in the time period) - and can only be found in Canada's Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces.

See? We had Albertosaurus and Edmontosaurus, now they're run out of place names and are giving us the mojo respect we so richly deserve. (Puts on sunglasses.)

A totally solid set of articles..some thoughts.

First off on the tears - this is like when Stewie licks the tears off someone and says "yes, yes, your anguish sustains me!" (or Cartman after killing and feeding Scott Tetherman's parents to him)

Secondly mojosaurus...awesome

I think they got the name for the mojoceratops from a completely different source.

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Coincidence? I think not.

Ken Sapp:

008Zulu:
My brain isn't noisy, I use water cooling.

Two perfectly legal drugs, when mixed, have the same effect as an illegal one.

Except that the "legal" drugs are only legal when prescribed by a trained and licensed doctor.

Alot of today's doctors posses less than adequate training, so maybe they can find work as dealers.

Lauren Admire:
How noisy is your brain?

Very.

Now that i've answered a rethorical question... i can't really say anything else. It was intresting, sure, but nothing i can comment on.

Except for the fact that there's a typo at the very end of the article.

The Prozac & Ritalin thing was pretty interesting.
I had a friend a while back with ADD and depression.
Hmm, I wonder...

Avaholic03:
Lots of psych stuff this week. As always, a very interesting read.

That first article kind of makes me wonder how much "better" the brain could be if it was tuned. That "noise" almost seems analogous to useless processes going on in a computer. Like perhaps everyone has a virus or some spyware running in their brain.

See I was thinking a different thing about the 'noise' thing; the system idle processes that a processor runs are actually essential to it running properly - it isn't designed to sit there doing nothing. My guess is that the brain is the same: a muscle atrophies if it is not used, the brain atrophies if it is unused too (see old people staying more mentally sharp if they are intellectually stimulated), maybe the neurons firing is the brains way of making sure all the neural pathways stay open for business!

What do y'all think?

megalomania:

Avaholic03:
Lots of psych stuff this week. As always, a very interesting read.

That first article kind of makes me wonder how much "better" the brain could be if it was tuned. That "noise" almost seems analogous to useless processes going on in a computer. Like perhaps everyone has a virus or some spyware running in their brain.

See I was thinking a different thing about the 'noise' thing; the system idle processes that a processor runs are actually essential to it running properly - it isn't designed to sit there doing nothing. My guess is that the brain is the same: a muscle atrophies if it is not used, the brain atrophies if it is unused too (see old people staying more mentally sharp if they are intellectually stimulated), maybe the neurons firing is the brains way of making sure all the neural pathways stay open for business!

What do y'all think?

Interesting, that would make sense.

Again, nice article.

I wonder how something like Tinnitus, which produces a constant sensory input, would factor into this?

I wonder if non-regulated noise can cause stupid, random, crazy or disgusting thoughts.

Maybe brain noise is associated with lack of concentration or madness.

The final questions about Ritalin+Prozac: Is this combination addictive too? How much?

Ritalin+Prozac=Cocain=A lot more kids pretending to have ADD+Depression

The human brain is capable of processing 100 trillion calculations per second, the equivalent of 100 teraflops of information.

The teraflops is not a unit of information. :(

OT: That mouse thing was pretty cool. I'm always interested in animal behaviour studies.

I just looked up the blog that talked about the prozac+ritalin= cocaine thing and it seemed it neglected certain things that the blog talked about the study. First, the study had some flaws which I'm too lazy to remember and list, secondly, the results of the two drugs being similar to cocaine was actually pretty expected. The blog also complained about the fact that because cognitive enhancement was in the title of the study it got it published in a journal that it otherwise wouldn't have been. Still, find the whole prozac+ritalin= cocaine interesting.

 

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