SOUNDS THAT FEEL GOOD: ASMR
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli.
In other words it’s a brain orgasm from certain things. It makes people feel good. Some examples are ear-cleaning and whispering.
Not everyone experiences it and it’s a controversial phenomena. But listen to this audio of crinkling plastic. Did it give you a brain tingle?
You can look on YouTube for more examples of ASMR, also here’s a reddit thread where you can find more audio
Also here’s a wiki article where you can find more information on ASMR
a (three-part) playlist for getting your creep on
made because I was bored and seemed to be accumulating songs of the weird and/or wyrd
Aluminum - The White Stripes // Nietzche - The Dandy Warhols // Seven Nation Army (Glitch Mob Remix) - The White Stripes // Comfort Eagle - CAKE // Culling of the Fold - The Decemberists // Mr. Jung Stuffed - Man Man // Wolves and Werewolves - The Pack A.D. // Flickering Sparks - Voxhaul Broadcast // Untitled - Interpol // Red Sea, Black Sea - Shearwater // Bete Noir - The Gutter Twins
I Love You - The Dandy Warhols // Candy Perfume Girl - Madonna // #1 Crush - Garbage // The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing - The Decemberists // The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!) - The Decemberists // Little Ghost - The White Stripes // My 45 - Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs // Old River - Ginny Hawker & Hazel Dickens // Two Sisters - Andrew Bird // Dearest Forsaken - Iron & Wine // The Wildness - The Bones of J.R. Jones
Queen Anne’s Revenge - Flogging Molly // Stay Where You Are - Sleater-Kinney // Red Rain - The White Stripes // Country Yard - The Vines // Wasp in the Lotus - The Decemberists // I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead // Born on a Train - The Magnetic Fields // Evening on the Ground (Lilith’s Song) - Iron & Wine // Dark Matter - Marvelle // An Angry Blade - Iron & Wine // The Horrible Fanfare / Landslide / Exoskeleton - Beck
went to a flea market in rural IL about half an hour from STL and one of the first things I saw was a booth selling “Ferguson gas masks”
which, considering which people in Ferguson are being gassed, was and is confusing to me, and given the guy behind the booth looked like some white thirty-something scraggly-bearded keffiyeh-scarved zombie survivalist fanatic I was not sure which kind of radical politics it was until I side-eyed it from across the aisle and saw the associated “IMPEACH OBAMA” posters
the guy behind the booth made eye contact with me and began to smile
I narrowed my eyes at him deliberately and moved on
rural IL, man
speaking as a Skinny Person (tm) seeing the back-and-forth “wow these women look like skeletons” “HOW DARE YOU ALL BODIES ARE BEAUTIFUL” bullshit is annoying because it’s p. much the equivalent of “it’s okay to be white and cis! (ﾉ✿◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ” like great thanks for the support no one has ever in my entire life told me otherwise outside of tongue-in-cheek jokes on tumblr but yeah that was definitely a totally necessary reassurance
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D
…Orange (or brown-tan) and black?
I don’t see it……
This may be the best thing I see all day.
albeit sometimes I look back and wonder what happened to those people I hung out with online in 2004-2005
there is nothing more weird than reading a fanfiction someone wrote in 2006. where are these people now? are they doing okay? have they found love? do they have kids? so much can happen in 8 years
As a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, Elizabeth Holmes decided to transform diagnostic medicine so she dropped out of college and used her tuition money to start her own company, Theranos. Ten years later, Holmes, pictured here holding a micro-vial, is on the cutting edge of medical technology — her new blood testing method allows hundreds of tests to be run using only a few drops of blood. And, Holmes’ methods are cheaper, faster, more accurate, and less invasive than conventional methods which often require a separate vial of blood for every test.
As Holmes told Wired.com earlier this year, “I started this company because I wanted to spend my life changing our health care system. When someone you love gets really sick, most of the time when you find out, it’s too late to be able to do something about it. It’s heartbreaking… We wanted to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters most. That means two things: being able to detect conditions in time to do something about them and providing access to information that can empower people to improve their lives.”
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Reasons you should adore Elizabeth Holmes:
- She is featured as Forbes’ youngest self-made woman billionaire.
- Her tests will revolutionize the public health world as we know it; Making diagnostic testing accessible and affordable for more people (and potentially saving Medicare and Medicaid ~$100 billion each over the next decade). (x)
- She is a coauthor on 82 US and 189 foreign patent applications. (x)
- Her fear of needles served as a motivator for launching Theranos. (x)
I had a series of tests run at the annual company Health Fair last week. It used her technology. A finger prick. Not an elbow stick. And a tiny pipette of blood - I think I’ve bled more from TATTOOS.
And cutting myself in the kitchen.
This woman is the Stephen Hawking of medical technology. (Or Stephen Hawking is the Elizabeth Holmes of astropysics.)
Why don’t more people follow him
"yeah, everything’s fine, i just tucked your kid into bed. but can i cover up the clown statue in the corner? it’s freaking me out"
"what? we dont have a kid. take our clown statue and get out of the house right now"
back when i was a bee keeper my bees were really gentle and one time i scooped up a handful of them and i got rly emotional and wanted to kiss them and i essentially faceplanted myself into a palm full of bees while crying and that’s an important fact about me