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以前からインディアンのことわざとか半分くらい創作なんじゃないだろうかと思っていて、なぜなら英語でそれっぽいのを探しても見つからなかったりするからで、今日たまたま願いがかなう話をしていて

古代ペルシアの呪いに、「おまえの願いがたちどころに叶うように。」というものがある。古代ペルシア人は、自我の増長の先にある破滅をよく知っていたのだろう。

というのあるよねと言いたくて調べていたら、英語圏では古代中国の呪いとして知られているように見受けられる。 Ancient Chinese curse | ruedefleurus

日本人にとっては古代中国の呪いよりも古代ペルシアの呪いだと言われたほうが異国感高くて畏れ多いからペルシアの呪いとして伝わっているのではないか。ひとは遠く知らない国にあこがれる。ただあんまり中国っぽい考え方ではない気もする。さわるものすべてが黄金になるみたいな。知らないけど。

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事実は面白くないからか、世間の言い伝えの多くは皆嘘である。

February 5

npr:


One of the best ways to figure out how parts of the brain work is to study people who have damage in those specific areas. Take a patient known as SM, a middle-aged woman with a rare condition called Urbach-Wiethe disease that has damaged the amygdala on both sides of her brain.
A few years ago, SM told Justin Feinstein, then a graduate student at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, that she’d never felt fear, even when she’d been confronted by a knife-wielding assailant.
Feinstein put her claim to the test. His group had SM handle a snake, took her on a tour of a haunted house and showed her scenes from scary movies like The Shining. SM was unfazed.
But another University of Iowa researcher, neuroscientist John Wemmie, had a different test for SM: breathing carbon dioxide. In people without brain damage, exposure to high levels of carbon dioxide evokes fear and a hunger for air. In some, it can even set off a panic attack.

From: What Makes You Feel Fear?
Credit: Warner Bros./Photofest

npr:


One of the best ways to figure out how parts of the brain work is to study people who have damage in those specific areas. Take a patient known as SM, a middle-aged woman with a rare condition called Urbach-Wiethe disease that has damaged the amygdala on both sides of her brain.

A few years ago, SM told Justin Feinstein, then a graduate student at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, that she’d never felt fear, even when she’d been confronted by a knife-wielding assailant.

Feinstein put her claim to the test. His group had SM handle a snake, took her on a tour of a haunted house and showed her scenes from scary movies like The Shining. SM was unfazed.

But another University of Iowa researcher, neuroscientist John Wemmie, had a different test for SM: breathing carbon dioxide. In people without brain damage, exposure to high levels of carbon dioxide evokes fear and a hunger for air. In some, it can even set off a panic attack.

From: What Makes You Feel Fear?

Credit: Warner Bros./Photofest

archiphile:

To Live On by Min Jeong Seo

“The stalks these flowers are already dried up but their blossoms are preserved and kept fresh by the medical infusion bags. The life-span of every living creature is limited.The infusion bags stand for the progress in medicine and the prolongation of human life.They somehow carry an ambivalent message as they refer to both death and life an the same time. Both states are immanent here. To preserve the beauty of the flowers artifically with the help of the infusion bags points out man’s inclination to repress the fact having to die and to postpone death.”

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February 3

jesuisperdu:

luke stephenson: the incomplete dictionary of show birds
via it’s nice that

jesuisperdu:

luke stephensonthe incomplete dictionary of show birds

via it’s nice that

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megazord:

New style

megazord:

New style

好きなものは咒うか殺すか争うかしなければならないのよ
yuria:

okay I know I literally just reblogged this but
ok we all see how the first one slides right
but the second one jumps, lands on his hEAD and rolls away
and thE THIRD ONE JUST FUCKING FLIPS
god this is magestic

yuria:

okay I know I literally just reblogged this but

  • ok we all see how the first one slides right
  • but the second one jumps, lands on his hEAD and rolls away
  • and thE THIRD ONE JUST FUCKING FLIPS

god this is magestic

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