Tuesday, December 31, 2019

See the mirror

A link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism has now been established by scientists

Just to be clear:   Frontal lobe suppression is a result of infection and illness.   It's part of the immune response and does not necessarily cause brain damage.
Frontal lobe impairment results in increased anxiety and less neural bandwidth to think with. 
You literally get a hyperactive one-track mind.

Religiosity is only one form of obsession.
I have known men with more basic obsessions.
Mine has always taken the form of compulsive medical research.

Yeah, I am now at the point where my frontal lobe dysfunction makes me obsess about frontal lobe dysfunction...


Monday, December 30, 2019

Next year will be better

Ending the year with an appropriately ironic twist-
A broken lower molar I cannot feel.  Of course...

Hopefully when I get it fixed, my verbal tics will finally cease.
It is the one symptom I have that has not resolved after all my efforts.
I have been blurting and spasming uncontrollably for months.

This connection between pain insensitivity and mental problems is getting so frakking annoying...

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Okay I'll Play

So this is what I did for the past decade:

-I survived.
-I found what I was looking for.

Right under my nose.

Go figure.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Squad Goals

I have always hated Miss America.
This one rocks a lab coat.

‘Miss America can be a scientist’: Camille Schrier of Virginia wins after onstage chemistry experiment.

So much onion dust in this kitchen...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Effects of Very Low Calorie Ketogenic Diet on the Orexinergic System

Orexin-A levels significantly increased after dietary treatment.

Grazie Italia!