As a chronic migraine sufferer, almost every preventative you get is “this works for some people, and not for others.” I’ve exhausted so many combinations of preventatives, including botox, that this is well worth the shot. My doctor had patients participate in the trials, and is extremely encouraged by this drug…
1) If your question is “how can law enforcement abuse its authority” in any context, then you don’t know law enforcement.
This has been a target for a while. I remember going to a conference around 2011 or so where this issue was incredibly controversial with a vocal tension between law enforcement and privacy proponents and then the science community caught in between. That was more using DNA samples from arrests, but this is more…
I especially like your dad’s formant analysis concluding that it’s Yanny. That’s what I hear except on good speakers, where I hear both simultaneously. You have no idea how vindicated I feel and relieved that I don’t have “age-related hearing loss.”
I have always heard a very clear laurel when I hear it directly. The only time I hear yanny if If I hear it second hand like someone on youtube playing it for their video and then it is a clear yanny which before I read this was real weird but now makes sense.
Thanks for the explanation Beth, I was assuming at first that this had to do with teenage hearing and was similar to the high pitched things movie theaters use to prevent them from gathering and loitering that adults don’t hear any longer.
Shouldn’t this be called, doggie-style? Since, you know, this is how you get your dog to eat meds?
How can you tell. Have you ever seen them together?
I am with you! Why would you be specific and indicate Standard time when we are using Daylight right now.
This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I can’t stand when I go to the customer support page on a website and I see the hours listed as 8:00-9:00 EST. Does this mean the customer service phone are off an hour in the summer? Or is it that there is a typo? Since I’m calling from not the east coast now I’m doing extra math…
I use CRISPR at work. There is an enormous gulf between what the media claims CRISPR can do and what it actually does. I’ve used it to make slight additions around specific genomic sequences in mouse embryonic stem cells (what is called “floxing,” or the addition of flanking loxP sites). These ESCs are then…
I recently finished Ben Mezrich’s book about Dr. George Church’s team that is attempting to use CRISPR to basically edit an asian elephant into a woolly mammoth. It’s a pretty good read and was my first real introduction into CRISPR.
I have had it all my life. I hear shapes and colors. As I get older, I hear them less and less, but they are still there.
Feels like oversharing but all my orgasims are in color. Never the same colors, but I always tell my husband “that one was blue” or “that one was like the inside of a sunflower.”
I can’t draw it, but sounds have textures. It feels so normal that sometimes it’s hard to describe.
I see the year (I guess calendar) as a large circle with the seasons being different colors. Winter at the top and then it works counterclockwise around. Whenever talking about future dates I see the part of the circle it is on in my head. So today we would be on the bottom left part of the circle heading towards the…
What does it mean when letters and numbers and colors are male and female or even young or old? Its probably just a weird crazy quirk I have but I’ve always felt this way. 1 is male, 2 is female, 3 is a male, 4 a female, 5,6,7 are male and 8 is a female but older, etc...why does my brain do that?
A friend of mine, Dr. David Eagleman, coauthored a book on synesthesia that you might find interesting. It’s called “Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia”.
Interested in your thoughts on Aphantasia. Kind’ve in the same realm as synesthesia. I have aphantasia and I wrote a small piece on it. thishumblelife.com/can-you-see-it-i-cant/
If you want to create your own (equipment + signs), I found a cool open source book called “Fitness Trail: building, signing, using the trail” by Brian Sharkey. It was written in the late 70s and published by the Forest Service of United States Department of Agriculture. Sharkey shares signs you can copy and…