Every time you listen to music, you're actually giving yourself a deep, full-brain workout .

It starts with the auditory cortex, which is mainly responsible for taking the music you hear and parsing the most rudimentary features, such as pitch and volume. It works with the cerebellum to break down a stream of musical information into its component parts: pitch, timbre, spatial location and duration. It’s then processed by the mesolimbic system and things get really interesting.

Bartending colors.

Using paint is not the only way to mix colors. Overlap spotlights in a dark room and you get this: 

Mixing red and blue gives pink ? What kind of sorcery is this? This is known as Additive color mixing and  It’s very easy to understand.

An apple is red because all the other wavelengths of light which fall on the apple are either absorbed or scattered and the only color that reaches your eyes is red.

Now that you understand how color perception works. Let’s mix two colored lights, say blue and red. The reason why you see pink is because when both blue and red light reaches your eyes simultaneously, the red and blue cone cells fire up and the translates the resultant color as pink.

It gets even better!  

Although technically white is the combination of all wavelengths of light in the visible region, here’s the deal. To us humans, we don’t need the infinite wavelengths of light to see white. Mere blue, red and green is sufficient. This has to do with the fact that humans are trichromatic!

Looks like the human body is much more intricate than i had marveled! 

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This I that one thinks one is, is
Merely a survival mechanism for
The form it is associated with.
The unstained apperception of this
Facilitates the return to
What is prior to all I’s.
It is here that resting in being occurs.
—  The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis.

“Instead of asking, ‘How do we study the immune response of the brain?’ ‘Why do multiple sclerosis patients have the immune attacks?’ now we can approach this mechanistically. Because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels,” said Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, professor in the UVA Department of Neuroscience and director of UVA’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG). “It changes entirely the way we perceive the neuro-immune interaction. We always perceived it before as something esoteric that can’t be studied. But now we can ask mechanistic questions.”

“We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role,” Kipnis said. “Hard to imagine that these vessels would not be involved in a [neurological] disease with an immune component.”

Kevin Lee, PhD, chairman of the UVA Department of Neuroscience, described his reaction to the discovery by Kipnis’ lab: “The first time these guys showed me the basic result, I just said one sentence: ‘They’ll have to change the textbooks.’ There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation – and they’ve done many studies since then to bolster the finding – that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with the immune system.”

Even Kipnis was skeptical initially. “I really did not believe there are structures in the body that we are not aware of. I thought the body was mapped,” he said. “I thought that these discoveries ended somewhere around the middle of the last century. But apparently they have not.”

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