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User avatar #3465 - delio (12/07/2014) [-]
Do any of you guys/gals study trauma and traumatic events/stress? Kinda looking into it and it seems largely empty in terms of scientific journals and such. Anyone know where I can read some of them if they are even available to the open community?
User avatar #3490 to #3465 - iridium (12/10/2014) [-]
What are you looking for? Effects of stress on the brain? Effects on development? Effects on a person's personality? PTSD?
User avatar #3493 to #3490 - delio (12/10/2014) [-]
I was looking more towards traumatic events in children and young adults through either sexual abuse or child wartime effects. Things like personality shifts and tendencies that are developed after trauma and overly stressful events are also things I am interested in.
User avatar #3494 to #3493 - iridium (12/10/2014) [-]
Well, it's fairly common that children with these kinds of things end up either developing a mental disorder or it ends up being a catalyst or enhancer to one they may already have. I'd start there.
User avatar #3495 to #3494 - delio (12/10/2014) [-]
Do you happen to know if this area is linked more with Psychology or if it is linked more with something like sociology/human ecology?
User avatar #3496 to #3495 - iridium (12/10/2014) [-]
Mental disorders = Psychology of some kind (usually), so if you're looking at the effects of trauma in terms of the kind of mental disorders and damage to a persons behavior, then definitely look into psychology. Usually trauma relating to events, stress or brain injury have a relationship to psychology, or the mentality/behavior of an individual, which is psychology. So I would study psych journals. If you want a good shortcut to finding scholarly journal articles in google, just add at the end filetype:pdf, anything that you can actually read that is available to the public will usually be in PDF format.

Sociology concerns itself more with the behavior of social behavior but especially with societies and groups of people as a whole. There's overlap though so you can find stuff pertaining to sociology.
User avatar #3498 to #3496 - delio (12/10/2014) [-]
Thanks mate. Are you studying this stuff or just happen to know about this?
User avatar #3500 to #3498 - iridium (12/10/2014) [-]
My last three quarters of college have involved a Behavioral Neuroscience/Biopsychology course, a Social Psychology course and an Abnormal Psychology course all involving the use and study of peer reviewed journal articles, so I do study it I did officially become a psych major about a year and a half ago , but there's a loooot of shit I just happen to know as well, or at least know where to learn. Kind of why I hang around so many of the boards here.
User avatar #3501 to #3500 - delio (12/10/2014) [-]
good to know. Thanks for real though mate.
User avatar #3502 to #3501 - iridium (12/10/2014) [-]
No problemo.
User avatar #3497 to #3496 - iridium (12/10/2014) [-]
With aspects of social behavior*
User avatar #3477 to #3465 - blackclouds (12/08/2014) [-]
Hello! Have you tried browsing the selections off Google Books? Some of the books they have are missing some pages but in my opinion do not derail you far when you pick up where it comes back up. The link below is an example. Free to read. Are you mainly interested in studying PTSD experiences from wartime veterans or general civilians? Many books cater to the former unfortunately but more studies are now conducted on sexual/civil/child abuse victims.


books.google.com/books?id=PWuxvQIkySEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=ptsd&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6jWGVPSEGYibyASU54G4Bw&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=ptsd&f=false
User avatar #3479 to #3477 - delio (12/09/2014) [-]
thanks. I was looking more towards traumatic events in children and young adults through either sexual abuse or child wartime effects. Ill be sure to check out what you suggested.
User avatar #3464 - leightonsolomon (12/07/2014) [-]
Finally saw Interstellar. Hands down one of the greatest movies I have ever seen, and the most scientifically accurate. If you love science, make sure you see that movie.
User avatar #3461 - ribocoon (12/06/2014) [-]
Minimum number of 0D things (point with no dimensions) to make a 1D object (line segment) is 2
Minimum number of 1D things (line segment) to make a 2D object (triangle) is 3
Minimum number of 2D things (triangles) to make a 3D object (3 sided pyramid) is 4
So would the minimum number of 3D things (3 sided pyramid) needed to make a 4D object be 5?
#3647 to #3461 - smudgiemuffins (12/19/2014) [-]
You would be correct, I believe. It might be easier to think of it in terms of vertices. A line requires two vertices. By adding one more vertex perpendicular to the line those vertices lie upon, I can make a triangle. By adding a 4th point perpendicular to the plane that the triangle lies within, I have a pyramid. The logic should follow for all higher dimensions. All you have to do is keeping adding points that are perpendicular to the space that the previous object is within.
User avatar #3458 - vortexrain (12/06/2014) [-]
I figured this might be an appropriate board to state this. I've noticed that in both games, and in real life, girls tend to not lean as far forward when they run as guys do. Would if have to do with their breasts, butts, and some kind of balance type thing?
#3528 to #3458 - anonymous (12/11/2014) [-]
could also be that girls tend to do things the "girly way"
what i mean by that is that males usually tend to use the most force when doing regular tasks,
exerting your body forward provides the most force possible

User avatar #3459 to #3458 - kebabs (12/06/2014) [-]
The centre of mass while running shifts forwards due the mass of breasts, this makes it more probable for the person to fall face forward if he/she is not careful.
#3454 - motposters (12/05/2014) [-]
I hid an image inside this image using steganography, can you get the other image out?
User avatar #3470 to #3454 - xaciremax (12/08/2014) [-]
Dude I need to know
#3469 to #3454 - xaciremax (12/08/2014) [-]
Can't stop making eye contact!
User avatar #3456 to #3454 - princessren (12/06/2014) [-]
I'm kinda curious what the other image is now
#3451 - luigipimp (12/05/2014) [-]
how do i get the password for someones internet
#3453 to #3451 - breakthewalls (12/05/2014) [-]
Ask the technology board.
User avatar #3452 to #3451 - iridium (12/05/2014) [-]
Ask them?
#3434 - poorfaag (12/04/2014) [-]
i was watching a documentary some time ago, it was a two part doc where first a guy was exploring the dangers of diving sickness and seeing how long time deep divers avoided it. then the 2. part was about air sickness and loosing oxygen in high altitude,
anyone know whats its called? i'm only interested in the first part.
User avatar #3443 to #3434 - coronus (12/05/2014) [-]
The most common diving sickness is the bends, which is caused by nitrogen bubbles forming in the blood due to rapid pressure changes.

probably.
#3457 to #3443 - poorfaag (12/06/2014) [-]
i know but it was about Saturation diving
#3431 - luigipimp (12/04/2014) [-]
whats that thing they use to get earwax out of a babys ear, its all plastic with a ball for the squeezing, im looking one with a longer tube
User avatar #3427 - xsnowshark (12/04/2014) [-]
ATTN
Anyone who is interested in spacecraft or spaceflight:
www.space.com/27918-nasa-orion-spacecraft-by-the-numbers.html

Absolutely cannot wait to see this!
User avatar #3428 to #3427 - xsnowshark (12/04/2014) [-]
Samio, you should make a comic to commemorate this, haha
User avatar #3429 to #3428 - samio (12/04/2014) [-]
Maybe I should, thanks for the idea!

^_^
User avatar #3430 to #3429 - xsnowshark (12/04/2014) [-]
No prob. It is actually semi-historic; it's the first time since the 70's that a craft will have such a large perigee (5,790 km) and still return to Earth.

Should make for an interesting flight!
User avatar #3455 to #3430 - xsnowshark (12/05/2014) [-]
*Apogee
User avatar #3421 - ribocoon (12/03/2014) [-]
P vs NP
What does /science/ think?
User avatar #3424 to #3421 - subtard (12/03/2014) [-]
=/=
User avatar #3425 to #3424 - ribocoon (12/03/2014) [-]
pls no
just believe
#3462 to #3425 - loomiss (12/07/2014) [-]
What would the applications of this being proven be?
Is it applicable to computer science?
If so, how?
It took up an entire episode of Elementary and it interested me.
User avatar #3463 to #3462 - cognosceteipsum (12/07/2014) [-]
What the ever living fuck are you guys talking about?
User avatar #3466 to #3463 - loomiss (12/07/2014) [-]
Google it son.
User avatar #3472 to #3466 - cognosceteipsum (12/08/2014) [-]
Google what? P vs N?
#3418 - samoaspider ONLINE (12/03/2014) [-]
does anyone have the pic where Dr Matt Taylor's shirt has been shopped to have feminists with "I wear what I want" slogans shopped on it?
#3417 - dvmaster (12/03/2014) [-]
is this a good place to ask about html and css?
is this a good place to ask about html and css?
User avatar #3426 to #3417 - itstuesday (12/03/2014) [-]
id try /technology/
#3419 to #3417 - anonymous (12/03/2014) [-]
nope
User avatar #3416 - guiguito (12/02/2014) [-]
I like science.
User avatar #3432 to #3416 - abyx (12/04/2014) [-]
me too
User avatar #3433 to #3432 - guiguito (12/04/2014) [-]
We should fuck.
User avatar #3435 to #3433 - abyx (12/04/2014) [-]
be the calcium to my sodium
User avatar #3436 to #3435 - guiguito (12/04/2014) [-]
I like science, but i am not good at it, so explain.
But if it's something kinky count me in.
User avatar #3437 to #3436 - abyx (12/04/2014) [-]
They bond together, sodium spooges electrons into calcium to join them together, making salt
It's a lot sexier without the explaination
User avatar #3438 to #3437 - guiguito (12/04/2014) [-]
Be the sodium to my calcium.
User avatar #3439 to #3438 - abyx (12/04/2014) [-]
of course baby
User avatar #3440 to #3439 - guiguito (12/04/2014) [-]
But that's gay.
User avatar #3441 to #3440 - abyx (12/04/2014) [-]
you have a vagina too?
then who was spooge?
#3442 to #3441 - guiguito (12/04/2014) [-]
This... changes... the... playing... field...
#3415 - anonymous (12/02/2014) [-]
Is a degree in something Biology related worth it if you don't plan to go into something medical related?
#3471 to #3415 - thesoulseeker (12/08/2014) [-]
Hey I'm studying physics and it's quite probable that I'll do something related to medicine for my bachelors my university develops new medical equipment and that's what most of my physics lecturers are doing since these things need a shit ton of physics
So getting a biology degree and not going into medicine seems quite possible to me.
User avatar #3445 to #3415 - coronus (12/05/2014) [-]
yes.

there are a multitude of growing subfields, and a strong biology base can lead to a wide range of fulfilling and profitable graduate degrees.
User avatar #3420 to #3415 - xtwinblade (12/03/2014) [-]
astrobiology is an increasing field with promising jobs if you actually make discoveries
User avatar #3407 - theplanetearth (12/01/2014) [-]
Could the introduction of female hormones to a fully developed male brain have adverse effects?
User avatar #3412 to #3407 - agnaraed (12/02/2014) [-]
making them naggy?
User avatar #3413 to #3412 - agnaraed (12/02/2014) [-]
honestly iridium is on the right track. Depends what concentration of what hormone you put in. If you are talking about taking estrogen pill levels then yeah that'll cause changes
User avatar #3409 to #3407 - iridium (12/01/2014) [-]
Depends. Men naturally have progesterone and estrogen. High levels of estrogen does correlate to health problems however.
User avatar #3410 to #3409 - theplanetearth (12/01/2014) [-]
What specifically?
#3408 to #3407 - princessren (12/01/2014) [-]
I am willing to be a test subject
for science
#3399 - anonymous (12/01/2014) [-]
Is this an appropriate place to ask for programming help?
User avatar #3406 to #3399 - christmouth (12/01/2014) [-]
Try the technology board.
User avatar #3398 - pitchdark (12/01/2014) [-]
I am utter shit at writing stuff in a good manner (non fiction stuff), and need some help.


You guise know any tips on how to write with a good flow. My main problem is continuity. For example, I will write A as the beginning of a paragraph. B goes more in depth from A. C also goes more in depth from A, but often isn't related to B. This makes the text seem unprofessional and hard for the reader to completely follow.

I don't have any problems explaining stuff orally.
User avatar #3402 to #3398 - iridium (12/01/2014) [-]
That's more of a /advice/ question. Writing is more of a creative arts field, not a science one.
User avatar #3403 to #3402 - iridium (12/01/2014) [-]
Also, try using more bridging words and connect relevant points.
User avatar #3396 - alkamer (11/30/2014) [-]
can someone express folloving sentence in less complicated sentences?
"This apparent resistance of the trigeminal system to development of neuropathic conditions is an interesting clinical observation that should prompt preclinical research comparing trigeminal to spinal afferent systems for susceptibility to neuropathic
pain disorders."

Much appreciated.
User avatar #3400 to #3396 - iridium (12/01/2014) [-]
Trigeminal - relating to facial nerves;
Neuropathic - Diseases, disorders or conditions relating to the Nervous system
Afferent - Nerves that carry towards the central nervous system (Brain and Spine) from the peripheral nervous system (Body Nerves)

I think it's trying to say that the subject's trigeminal system (the one that coordinates facial movements particularly the jaws and mouth and sensory information of the face), has some sort of resistance towards deterioration and disease, which is interesting to the researchers. As such, they should start researching comparisons of the afferent (going inward) systems of the trigeminal system of the subject to see if they can't extrapolate it or apply it to the the central nervous system.

In laymans terms, the subjects face nerves are resistant to disease, let's try to see if we can't study it to use for helping with disease of the central nervous system.

I'm not too sure exactly what it's going for because I don't have the context, and I don't fully understand the terminology myself so this is my best guess.
User avatar #3404 to #3400 - alkamer (12/01/2014) [-]
That's what I'm talkin' about. Cheers mate.
User avatar #3405 to #3404 - iridium (12/01/2014) [-]
Any time. I'm basically a sophomore psych major so I can't say I know everything but I can usually at least piece together pieces of jargon.
User avatar #3444 to #3405 - coronus (12/05/2014) [-]
As an almost grad student in neuroscience,I can say that you've done reasonably well.

I may be taking a year off, but I've been reading about 7-10 research papers a day since graduation, in between working full time. So my knowledge in the fields of cognitive and systems neuroscience will soon border on formidable.

Speaking of which, I strongly encourage you to read any and all primary literature to which you have access through your institution. Not only will it keep you sharp, but if you critically analyze everything you read related to your field, you'll be ahead of the curve and far above most of your classmates in knowledge and ability.
User avatar #3446 to #3444 - iridium (12/05/2014) [-]
I typically read something like a scholarly article every week to few days depending (not much compared to 49-70 a week but it's something), though it's partly because I really am not sure what field of Psych I am interested in. This quarter I took Behavioral Neuroscience/Biopsych and it's been probably my favorite class I've ever taken, so I may just go into Biopsych.
User avatar #3447 to #3446 - coronus (12/05/2014) [-]
DO IT!

I'm planning on behavioral and systems neuroscience with a focus on encephalopods, because I find that class of invertibrates neurologically interesting.

Curiosity breeds passion, which is the only good indicator of success. So if you like the field, read as much as you can, ask questions, and stick with it. Try and get an RA (research assistance-ship) position in a lab that's close to what you want to do; that should provide both useful experience and context for applied study. The best way to so that is to talk to one of the professors you've had class with. Since they know you, you're much more likely to get a position in a lab. My time in neurophysiology lab was some of the most fun I had in undergrad, and turned out to be an invaluable lesson in lab work and applied science.

On a more personal note, add me as a friend. I plan on becoming a professor,and I love answering questions/ helping people interested in science. If I can help you in any way, I will do so unfailingly.
User avatar #3448 to #3447 - iridium (12/05/2014) [-]
Encephalopods? Do you mean Cephalopods?

Encephalopy is like brain tumors and shit, Cephalopods are Octopuses.
User avatar #3450 to #3448 - iridium (12/05/2014) [-]
Encephalopathy*

Although my Dad who had a brain tumor had it in such a way that it was shaped like an octopus.
User avatar #3449 to #3448 - coronus (12/05/2014) [-]
indeed I do. Four stiff drinks in a row tends to lead to typing errors. I apologize.
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User avatar #3397 to #3396 - pitchdark (12/01/2014) [-]
What language is that?

I don't know what trigeminal is, and that's the keyword.
#3385 - loopymoomoo (11/30/2014) [-]
is this science enough?
vimeo.com/80255958
User avatar #3384 - pitchdark (11/30/2014) [-]
This isn't exactly the board for it, yet I feel it's the right place to go.

I need help finding well worded, sound arguments against euthanasia, and/or assisted suicide in general.

The British House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics defines euthanasia as "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering". Adding this cause I know a lot of people don't know what euthanasia is. I didn't a couple of days ago.
#3394 to #3384 - anonymous (11/30/2014) [-]
If you're looking specifically for arguments against something, anything, then you're already going in with the wrong mindset.

The goal should always be the find the truth, no matter what it is. Whether the subject is euthanasia, eugenics, evolution, or even the Holocaust, go in with an open mind, willing to consider all the facts and accept whatever position they most strongly support.
User avatar #3395 to #3394 - pitchdark (11/30/2014) [-]
You're so far off it's amazing
#3422 to #3395 - anonymous (12/03/2014) [-]
And why's that?
User avatar #3423 to #3422 - pitchdark (12/03/2014) [-]
Firstly, because you didn't go in with an "open mind", you assumed I was looking for arguments for my point of view, which I find pretty funny.

My request was purely academic. I asked as there's so much easier to find good and relevant arguments for euthanasia. Though there are some interesting arguments against euthanasia, regarding human value and simply practical issues.
User avatar #3460 to #3423 - kebabs (12/06/2014) [-]
Your best argument will be testing for depression, i.e non-adrenaline levels.
User avatar #3388 to #3384 - iridium (11/30/2014) [-]
You're not going to find any because there are none.

Anything there concerns ethics, because honestly from a pragmatic standpoint it makes sense. And even ethically, it makes plenty of sense. It's a person who wants to die with dignity rather than suffer. And I can tell you from watching a man with anaplastic oligodendroglioma (Brain Tumor) who went from active, to immobile, to unable to even urinate voluntarily, to unable to even speak to the people he loved, to finally a death by asphyxiation before what likely would have been a lot of pain and suffering, that it's simply painful to watch, and it's even more painful and undignified to be that person.

People should have a right to choose a death with dignity without fear that whoever ends their misery is going to have to suffer because of them, instead of themselves being forced to suffer because of some law that mandates them staying alive and in incurable pain.

I really hope you're asking for this just because you were forced to for an assignment or something.
#3386 to #3384 - anonymous (11/30/2014) [-]
no
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