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Anatoli Bugorski might be the luckiest scientist of all time.

While poking around the machine, Bugorski stuck his head inside the accelerator and straight into the path of a proton beam.

As it coursed through his skull, the proton beam burned a hole through Bugorski’s brain. While it was painless, he said he was blinded by a flash “brighter than a thousand suns.”

After staggering away from the machine, the left side of his face swelled to enormous proportions. Later, the skin near the entry and exit wounds peeled away, and Bugorski lost hearing in his left ear. However, this Soviet survived his mind-blowing experience, perhaps because the proton beam was moving at nearly the speed of light.

Despite his good luck, Bugorski eventually lost every nerve in the left side of his face becoming partially paralyzed. The proton beam also damaged Bugorski’s mental capabilities, though not as badly as you might expect. Despite his handicap, Bugorski earned a PhD and is still alive today, proving that it takes a lot more than a proton beam to kill a Russian.

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The Human Brain



The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

shawnali:

medicalschool:

The Human Brain

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

Closing on Friday and opening on Saturday is more like one 16 hour shift, with a 4 hour nap in the middle, rather than 2 separate shifts.

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My 12-year-old self is freaking out right now. This could quite possibly be the best throwback Thursday ever. 

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In 1996, three neuroscientists found what would later be called mirror neurons in a monkey brain. 

The cluster of cells fired not only when the monkey performed an action, but likewise when the monkey saw the same action performed by someone else. 

Later experiments confirmed the existence of mirror neurons in humans and revealed another surprise. In addition to mirroring actions, the cells reflected sensations and emotions.

"Mirror neurons suggest that we pretend to be in another person’s mental shoes," says Marco Iacoboni, a neuroscientist at the University of California. "In fact, with mirror neurons we do not have to pretend, we practically are in another person’s mind."

Many tests will be soon conducted for more evidence. 

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Craig is not pleased with his haircut and he certainly did not enjoy his bath, but the sweater looks great

Craig is not pleased with his haircut and he certainly did not enjoy his bath, but the sweater looks great

Been wit dat boy fo tree years now dang

There’s maintenance men in my apartment. They’ve been here since 9. I’m too awkward to leave my room, but I’m so hungry.