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My roughly annual PSA that eggnog is bone coloured

 

My roughly annual PSA that eggnog is bone coloured

 

 

The rest of my plans for the day must now be cancelled; I have a...

The rest of my plans for the day must now be cancelled; I have a cat on my lap.

Ageing Brains

Drawing of the Minerva fountain (1751) on the Grand Sablon Square in Brussels, by Louis Titz, 1890

A few weeks ago I was reading about a meta-study that looked for patterns in MRI data from multiple studies. They discovered something that explains a lot, IMHO. As brains age, the way they work changes. Young, healthy adult brains show activity in multiple areas when presented with new information. Multiple pathways connect across multiple areas literally thinking differently about the same thing at the same time. As brains age thinking becomes more distributed and monolithic.

Never not cute: when you only have one eye you only have to...

Never not cute: when you only have one eye you only have to shade one side of your face for a nap.

Pro tip: if you get a black and white cat you can be assured of...

Pro tip: if you get a black and white cat you can be assured of the hair showing on everything

I am trapped on the couch

It’ll do.

Went out dancing at Coffin Club sans camera and had a great time...

Went out dancing at Coffin Club sans camera and had a great time #vyshyvanka #winklepickers #gaf

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