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sixpenceee:

Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus twins, meaning they’re connected at the head.

They share a structure that connects Krista’s thalamus to Tatiana’s. The thalamus is a double-lobed organ that plays important roles in processing sensory input and creating consciousness.

Since Krista’s and Tatiana’s thalami are connected, scientists and members of the Hogan family think the girls might view the world differently than the rest of us do.

For example, Dr. Cochrane believes the girls can see through each other’s eyes. He came to this conclusion after covering Krista’s eyes, placing electrodes on her head, and watched Krista’s brain respond after shining a light in Tatiana’s pupils.

Other times, one girl will be watching TV while the other is looking somewhere else. Suddenly, the twin not watching TV will start laughing at what’s happening onscreen.

Their “thalamic bridge” also affects their sense of taste. Krista is a ketchup fiend, but Tatiana hates the stuff. Once, Krista was eating ketchup, and Tatiana furiously tried to wipe it off her own tongue even though she wasn’t eating any ketchup herself.

Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all is that the twins sometimes use the word “I” to describe both of themselves at once.

As of 2011, no one had run any conclusive tests on the girls and their odd condition. However, scientists who have observed their behavior and brain scans are flabbergasted and excited. While no one can say for sure at the moment, it really does seem Krista and Tatiana can share private thoughts and perceive what the other is sensing.

As someone who wants to study consciousness in the future, I can say this is one of the most extraordinary cases I have ever heard of. 

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sixpenceee:

Hell Cafe, Paris

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I find it comforting how I can remember the lyrics to my old favorite song
and for those 4 minutes in time
I am grateful my brain has picked to remember those meaningful words
instead of the reasons I have almost invisible scars hidden on my wrists
or why I threw up my pride in seventh grade health class
or how I felt for two years of my life.
Because it makes me remember:
heartache is temporary.
and maybe in a few years I’ll be crying over a boy I love
or find my windowsill a little too tempting
and I’ll recall
the lyrics to a Fleetwood Mac song
realizing that one day these lyrics will be more important
than the hurt I’m feeling.
Lindsay Brooke “Stevie Nicks saved me” 4/12/14 (via siqhing)

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Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
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foundinspirationmovingforward:

Photographer Bing Wright has found a creative way to capture the beautiful color palette of the evening sky, in his series titled Broken Mirror/Evening Sky.

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loisele:

harvard discovers three of its library book are bound with human flesh (x)

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awkwardsituationist:

the kisan family, who live on the outskirts of lakhapada, india adopted a sloth bear cub who, following a herd of goats, wondered into their home one day and didn’t want to leave. sloth bears are an endangered species, and, contrary to the docile nature of this one, are typically very aggressive and deadly. consequently, buddu, as he was named, was ultimately removed from the home by forest department officials and returned to his ever diminishing natural habitat. photos by biswaranjan rout

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