Guys, this is my little brother, Reese. He just turned eight last March, and he is in second grade. He had found that he prefers guys to girls. When he told his friends that at recess, they threw rocks at him. Rocks. He came home crying, saying that his friends had called him names like “faggot” and “homo”. Second graders called him these names. I explained to him that it is perfectly okay to be gay, and that I will still love him no matter what. Unfortunately, my parents don’t agree. He’s been set apart from the family and his friends for his sexuality, that he has no control over. I’m not doing this for notes or to gain followers. I’m doing this to show Reese he will be accepted by many people no matter what sexuality he is. Reblog if you support my eight year old brother, no matter his sexuality.
Okay there you go anonymous!! This is the parts that happen before all that other stuff!!! that stuff I just posted… mmhmmm
I actually really like all of this haha
and so sad
So does this mean the Merlin Fandom on Tumblr is gonna go and take BBC down or something?
yes. yes it does.
(“Mycroft, I wanna bee.”
“You want to be what?”
“No! I wanna bee!”
“You can’t have just one bee, Sherlock.”
“They come in colonies.”
“Because they live in hives.”
“I wanna bee colonies.”
“When you get bigger you can have all the beehives you want. But first we have to get you washed before Mummy sees you and I get into trouble.”
“Buzz, buzz, buzz…”)
I imagine Sherlock has always been a tiny disaster.
I cannot get over the missing shoe.
Where did the Sherlock-Bee thing come from anyways? I really confused by it.
FUCK YOU, LIGHT!
First, go grab some headphones. The best ones you’ve got. If the best ones you’ve got are these suckers (or something similar), you should really go buy new ones, but use the best you’ve got for right now.
Take a break from whatever you’re doing for 2 minutes and listen, but just listen to the whole thing, even if you have to multi-task.
Headphones on? Okay. Good.
Now, press play.
“Upular (3D Audio Version)” - Pogo
THE MUSIC IS MOVING IN MY HEAD
I want to follow the music…
But it’s in my head… wow.
I will never not reblog this.
Am I high right now omfg what is this
“fuck me in a fluorescent wig”
i hope im not the only one who hears it um.
Wooow… this is a really odd sensation. But I kinda like it!
sneak peek to a very special episode. get your feels ready.
I’m already crying
This is gonna be a shitstorm of emotions.
A look at how the brain processes information finds a distinct pattern in children with autism spectrum disorders. Using EEGs to track the brain’s electrical cross-talk, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital have found a structural difference in brain connections. Compared with neurotypical children, those with autism have multiple redundant connections between neighboring brain areas at the expense of long-distance links.
The study, using a “network analysis” like that used to study airlines or electrical grids, may help in understanding some classic behaviors in autism. It was published February 27 in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine, accompanied by a commentary.
“We examined brain networks as a whole in terms of their capacity to transfer and process information,” says Jurriaan Peters, MD, of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, who is co-first author of the paper with Maxime Taquet, a PhD student in Boston Children’s Computational Radiology Laboratory. “What we found may well change the way we look at the brains of autistic children.”
Peters, Taquet and senior authors Simon Warfield, PhD, of the Computational Radiology Laboratory and Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD, of Neurology, analyzed EEG recordings from two groups of autistic children: 16 children with classic autism, and 14 children whose autism is part of a genetic syndrome known as tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). They compared these readings with EEGs from two control groups—46 healthy neurotypical children and 29 children with TSC but not autism.
In both groups with autism, there were more short-range connections within different brain region, but fewer connections linking far-flung areas.
A brain network that favors short-range over long-range connections seems to be consistent with autism’s classic cognitive profile—a child who excels at specific, focused tasks like memorizing streets, but who cannot integrate information across different brain areas into higher-order concepts.
“For example, a child with autism may not understand why a face looks really angry, because his visual brain centers and emotional brain centers have less cross-talk,” Peters says. “The brain cannot integrate these areas. It’s doing a lot with the information locally, but it’s not sending it out to the rest of the brain.”