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radical-traditionalism:

"Conservatives are trying to freeze the flames of [a golden era of] the past, traditionalists are trying to keep those flames burning" — Alex Kurtagic, From his speech at the National Policy Institute’s 2013 conference
"Tradition is the passing of the flame and not the worship of ashes” — Gustav Mahler
"Today it is not a matter of ‘conserving’ the present or returning to a recent past that has failed, but rather of regaining possession of our most archaic roots, which is to say those most suited to the victorious life." — Guillaume Faye, Archeofuturism

radical-traditionalism:

"Conservatives are trying to freeze the flames of [a golden era of] the past, traditionalists are trying to keep those flames burning" — Alex Kurtagic, From his speech at the National Policy Institute’s 2013 conference

"Tradition is the passing of the flame and not the worship of ashes” — Gustav Mahler

"Today it is not a matter of ‘conserving’ the present or returning to a recent past that has failed, but rather of regaining possession of our most archaic roots, which is to say those most suited to the victorious life." — Guillaume Faye, Archeofuturism

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slavic-roots:

Polish Easter card depicting Gorals, native mountaineers of the Polish and Slovak Carpathians

slavic-roots:

Polish Easter card depicting Gorals, native mountaineers of the Polish and Slovak Carpathians

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buttpilgrim:

Time to clean up all this 420 talk from my dashimage

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russianinternet:


"OFFICE SUPPLIES"

russianinternet:

"OFFICE SUPPLIES"

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arkaimcity:

capsandnumbers:

arkaimcity:

Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brain:

Sex differences are of high scientific and societal interest because of their prominence in behavior of humans and nonhuman species. This work is highly significant because it studies a very large population of 949 youths (8–22 y, 428 males and 521 females) using the diffusion-based structural connectome of the brain, identifying novel sex differences. The results establish that male brains are optimized for intrahemispheric and female brains for interhemispheric communication. The developmental trajectories of males and females separate at a young age, demonstrating wide differences during adolescence and adulthood. The observations suggest that male brains are structured to facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action, whereas female brains are designed to facilitate communication between analytical and intuitive processing modes.  http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/27/1316909110

See image: female brains (orange) aren’t so much separated at the hemisphere, but they do divide front and back more sharply than the male (blue) brains.
Using “diffusion-based structural connectome”  they found there are developmental differences that increase with time. During adolescence, the differences become clear and they grow in adulthood.
In all supratentorial regions (those above tentorium cerebelli), males had more "cables" inside each hemisphere and a higher modularity and transitivity. On the contrary, females had more "cables" in between the two hemispheres and a higher cross-module participation.
Men’s nerve connections give them a stronger link to parts of the brain that control perception and action.
Consider "facilitating communication between analytical and intuitive processing modes" as a euphemism for less able to separate rational reasoning from emotions, but this gives women a better link to intuition, as the stereotypes go…
In summary, men and women are hard-wired to understand and act on things differently. In regards to social issues such as female underrepresentation in the STEM fields there should be more consideration of biological causes, such as these cognitive differences among the sexes.

People who know better than me:
Are these brain connections based on biology or social influences?
If you scanned a trans* person’s brain, would the scan look more like their chromosomes would dictate, or more like how they identify?

The first question is a stupid one. The second question is a reasonable one.
If you’re mentally female, yet physically male, then you suffer from an endocrine disorder. See image below:
It shows that there are tangible differences in neurodevelopment (in the region known as the BSTc) between the two sexes, regardless of sexual preference, but also that transsexual people have a different brain structure due to the aforementioned endocrinological malfunction - trannsexual people actually have a brain (or at least parts of it) that belongs to the opposite sex, which is likely caused by a lack of hormones, or a lack of hormone receptors, during pregnancy, when the sex-specific brain anatomy is formed - simply; certain brain parts remain in the default (female) status that they were in, rather than developing into male parts.
There is also the likely possibility that the receptors themselves are dysmorphic.Indeed, sex = chromosomes. The genetic mutation of transsexuality does not change this, as it is a defect in development.Genes and hormones influence behaviour, but simply identifying as “female” will not change the structure of your brain. That is a ridiculous suggestion.

arkaimcity:

capsandnumbers:

arkaimcity:

Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brain:

Sex differences are of high scientific and societal interest because of their prominence in behavior of humans and nonhuman species. This work is highly significant because it studies a very large population of 949 youths (8–22 y, 428 males and 521 females) using the diffusion-based structural connectome of the brain, identifying novel sex differences. The results establish that male brains are optimized for intrahemispheric and female brains for interhemispheric communication. The developmental trajectories of males and females separate at a young age, demonstrating wide differences during adolescence and adulthood. The observations suggest that male brains are structured to facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action, whereas female brains are designed to facilitate communication between analytical and intuitive processing modes.
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/27/1316909110

See image: female brains (orange) aren’t so much separated at the hemisphere, but they do divide front and back more sharply than the male (blue) brains.

Using “diffusion-based structural connectome  they found there are developmental differences that increase with time. During adolescence, the differences become clear and they grow in adulthood.

In all supratentorial regions (those above tentorium cerebelli), males had more "cables" inside each hemisphere and a higher modularity and transitivity. On the contrary, females had more "cables" in between the two hemispheres and a higher cross-module participation.

Men’s nerve connections give them a stronger link to parts of the brain that control perception and action.

Consider "facilitating communication between analytical and intuitive processing modes" as a euphemism for less able to separate rational reasoning from emotions, but this gives women a better link to intuition, as the stereotypes go…

In summary, men and women are hard-wired to understand and act on things differently. In regards to social issues such as female underrepresentation in the STEM fields there should be more consideration of biological causes, such as these cognitive differences among the sexes.

People who know better than me:

Are these brain connections based on biology or social influences?

If you scanned a trans* person’s brain, would the scan look more like their chromosomes would dictate, or more like how they identify?

The first question is a stupid one. The second question is a reasonable one.

If you’re mentally female, yet physically male, then you suffer from an endocrine disorder. See image below:

It shows that there are tangible differences in neurodevelopment (in the region known as the BSTc) between the two sexes, regardless of sexual preference, but also that transsexual people have a different brain structure due to the aforementioned endocrinological malfunction - trannsexual people actually have a brain (or at least parts of it) that belongs to the opposite sex, which is likely caused by a lack of hormones, or a lack of hormone receptors, during pregnancy, when the sex-specific brain anatomy is formed - simply; certain brain parts remain in the default (female) status that they were in, rather than developing into male parts.

There is also the likely possibility that the receptors themselves are dysmorphic.

Indeed, sex = chromosomes. The genetic mutation of transsexuality does not change this, as it is a defect in development.

Genes and hormones influence behaviour, but simply identifying as “female” will not change the structure of your brain. That is a ridiculous suggestion.

thelandofmaps:

Voronoi Map of Closest International Airport to any Point on the Globe [2038x1014]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

Voronoi Map of Closest International Airport to any Point on the Globe [2038x1014]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
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polandballcomics:

Sweden throughout the years
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polandballcomics:

Sweden throughout the years

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greystravels:

Truth about current day events found in a 1990’s anime.

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blue-eyed-devil-88:

Truest post ever -

blue-eyed-devil-88:

Truest post ever -

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lamaschingonaa:

71 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

lamaschingonaa:

71 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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