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Thermal recording of the ALS ice bucket challenge (source)

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Thermal recording of the ALS ice bucket challenge (source)

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This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine
A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.
Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 
These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 
It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 
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I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

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This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A study has shown that a fake surgery is just as good as a real surgery when it comes to reducing pain in patient’s who have a torn knee cartilage.

Researchers in Finland studied two sets of patients (one that received the surgery, and another that was led to believe that it had) and observed no significant differences in improvement between the groups after one year. 

These implications are profound. Millions of people spend ridiculous amount of money for surgeries each year. Are some types of surgery really necessary? Is simply telling someone they are about to go through an effective surgery good enough? 

It’s up to debate but the study’s sample size was relatively small about 146 patients. Further investigation is needed. 

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I have a masterpost on neuroscience that has a section dedicated to mind over matter interactions, if anyone is interested: MASTERPOST

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  • Question: Honestly I think the power of the mind is so underrated it's ridiculous. The place effect is, in my opinion, one of the greatest things evolution has given us and we've yet to understand it. From taking sugar pills thinking they're actual pills to take surgeries to even religion. If a person really believes whatever they are doing is real even if it's not it can become actualized. It's astonishing - introvertedhippie
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    THIS IS WHERE I STAND COMPLETELY

    The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

    -Nikola Tesla

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Google owns common misspellings of its own name as well, including gooogle.com, gogle.com, and googlr.com. They also own 466453.com which is google spelled out on the phone. (From this article) 

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Here is something that immediately caught my attention the first day in my cognitive neuroscience class. 
You may have heard of Rene Descartes. He was a famous French philosopher in the early 1600’s. He is known for his theory of the mind and body problem. During his time, hydraulics was the latest technology. Descartes proposed that the brain worked like hydraulics, or water moving through pipes.
We now look back and think “Wow, that’s ridiculous. What a backward way of looking at things.”
Fast forward to the 1800’s, when telephone were the latest hit, and all of a sudden, a new theory arises. The brain works much like wires and switchboards used in telephones.
Now we are at 21st century, and computers are the latest hit, and we propose that the brain works much like a computer. This tendency to compare the brain to the current technology is an interesting phenomenon. 

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Here is something that immediately caught my attention the first day in my cognitive neuroscience class. 

You may have heard of Rene Descartes. He was a famous French philosopher in the early 1600’s. He is known for his theory of the mind and body problem. During his time, hydraulics was the latest technology. Descartes proposed that the brain worked like hydraulics, or water moving through pipes.

We now look back and think “Wow, that’s ridiculous. What a backward way of looking at things.”

Fast forward to the 1800’s, when telephone were the latest hit, and all of a sudden, a new theory arises. The brain works much like wires and switchboards used in telephones.

Now we are at 21st century, and computers are the latest hit, and we propose that the brain works much like a computer. This tendency to compare the brain to the current technology is an interesting phenomenon. 

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Andamooka Rough Opal

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Fossilized Opal

Ocean Opal

Raw Fire Opal

Tree Fossil with Opal Rings

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We teach kids to fear animals like rats, snakes, spiders, etc. that are harmless 99% of the time but do we ever warn them about the real danger

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WHY DOES IT HAVE TEETH ON ITS TONGUE

I am a gooseologist and I can tell you that geese live on a healthy diet of children’s souls which can only be properly chewed with unholy tongue teeth

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