dont wanna be me

okai question- if i sorta planned out a jdonica ask blog (with a plot which is why i would take a bit to plan ig lmao befORE I MAKE ONE OUTTA IMPULSE-) buuut it updated a bit irregularly (i would try to get at least 1 or more ask answered every 2 days ,, would t  ry- bc school is brutal) would anyone,,, want that lmao? 

tag game

I was tagged by @ohmelisandre@undomiel and @littlemissdracula thanks guys!!

rules: answer 30 questions and tag 20 blogs you would like to get to know better

1. nicknames: alessia

2. gender: female

3. star sign: scorpio

4. height: 150 cm

5. time: 14:57

6. birthday: october 28th

7. favorite bands: placebo, little mix, she wants revenge

8. favorite solo artists: taylor swift, marilyn manson, eminem, lorde

9. song stuck in my head: liability by lorde

10. last movie i watched: it

11. last show i watched: a series of unfortunate events

12. when did i create my blog: somewhere in 2012 i think

13.  what do i post: mostly game of thrones and harry potter ngl

14. last thing i googled: a youtube video

15. do i have any other blogs: nope

16. do i get asks: sometimes

17. why i chose my url: bc sansa stark is everything

18. following: 851 blogs

19. followers: almost 3k!!!!!

21. average hours of sleep: 6/7

22. lucky number: dont have any

23. instruments: none

24. what am i wearing: my pjs 

26. dream job: literary translator

27. dream trip: new york city, australia

28. favorite food: pizza

29. nationality: italian

30. favorite song right now: liability by lorde again lmao

im tagging @priorswalters, @mrgaretcarter, @nahmesis, @bisney, @bucky-barns, @octaviahales, @athelstark, @aredhels, @jessicallange, @scarjohnsson, @uhtonystark, @missahdei, @kingslaier, @justin-taylor, @princessashildr, @wjnterbucky, @frayclary and lets pretend thats 20 lol

i’m feeling super special right now. apparently a few people want to know me better??? so here we go

Rules: answer the questions in a new post and tag 10 blogs you would like to get to know better.

Tagged by @boldkadena , @nikohlhaught and @multifandxmess (thank you all i feel honored)

Age: 22

Birthplace: Chicago, US

Current time: 9:17 PM CST

Drink you last had: water

Easiest person to talk to: my best friend

Favorite song: right now it might be Finding You by Kesha

Grossest memory: this is a tough one.  but when i was a child i found the head of a squirrel in my backyard and then found the body of that squirrel in my next door neighbor’s backyard.

Horror yes or horror no: HORROR YES!!!

In love?: lol nah

Jealous of: um.. im not a very jealous person but like how are people cute? someone please help me 

Love at first sight or should I walk by again: not irl, but i’ll fall in love with a fictional character at first sight  

Middle name: yes

Number of siblings: none (technically a half brother and half sister, but i don’t know them)

One wish: to be less trash than i currently am

Person you called last: my mom

Questions you are always asked: “Are you mixed?” or “Am I supposed to multiply or add these?” (i kinda teach math)

Reason to smile: the bold type exists

Song you last sang: Say Love - Jojo (and i really sang it, it was a living room performance)

Time you woke up: 6:00 AM

Underwear colour: black

Vacation destination: idk i want to leave the country but im not sure where i want to go

Worst habit: being garbage

X-rays: never had one? except for like my teeth

Your favorite food: potatoes

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Tagging: @katediison, @heavenslullabys, @aiishadee, @aishadeee, @signurture, @erinsdavis, @hollysobsessions, @t97carolina, @heterokatedison, @katebison

i wish i had friends irl who had the same hyperfixation or at least would like humor me instead of being like “but i already saw those movies”

anonymous asked:

is it possible that plants have consciousness?

this is actually a small sub branch of botany thats been growing and gaining some recognition in the past 5 years or so called plant cognition! we’ve been thinking about if plants can possibly be intelligent to any degree for centuries, but the main paper that started up this huge discussion in the modern era was one called Experience Teaches Plants to Learn Faster and Forget Slower in Environments Where It Matters by Monica Gagliano, a plant researcher in Australia who specializes in it. because the results indicated that plants were possible of learning and retaining information in a kind of memory in response to environmental changes, it received a lot of backlash and denial- generally in science, that kind of intelligent reaction to an organism’s environment is a good indicator of cognitive behavior in the organism. it got rejected by 10 different journals before being published in 2014. 

the experiment worked like this. i’ve talked before about mimosa pudica, a tropical plant that curls its leaves back when touched (they go back to normal in a few minutes):

this is to help deter predators among other things. but in this experiment, Gagliano used it as an indicator of stimulus and to test cognitive function. It’s well known that pudica has a rudimentary nervous system that can even be temporarily inhibited using anesthetics (just like ours can!). she hooked up a ton of these plants in pots to identical rail systems that allowed them to be lightly dropped in an identical way, juuuuust heavy enough to trigger the stimulus so all the leaves drop down when they hit the bottom (a piece of foam so they wouldn’t actually hurt the plants). every time the plants would be dropped, they would close up. 

but after the plants were dropped about 60 times each, they stopped responding to the drop. 

they remembered that no harm was coming from this action and decided that it was against their best interests to keep expending energy closing their leaves. they 200% learned to stop. 

she decided to test it further. she put some of the plants in a shaker and let them receive a more jarring response; the plants closed up as usual. then, she put them back in the droppers and dropped them again. they didn’t close up. they had remembered that response. this dispels the obvious rebuttal to this experiment of the plants just being tired; they still closed up when stimulated differently.

they just chose not to close up when they hit a stimulus they remembered. 

it turns out that not only could they remember to keep their leaves open when dropped on the apparatus, but they remembered after 28 days when she kept testing it!! apparently by the end of the experiment, all the plants had decided to keep their leaves open when dropped!!!!

how do they do this?? we literally dont know. they have no central brain, only a basic nervous system. can other plants do this??? 

well, adding onto that, venus fly traps can count! like. they have three hairs inside their traps, and all three must be touched within 20 seconds for the trap to close. once closed, those three trigger hairs must continue to be stimulated by thrashing prey, or the trap will reopen. 

so yeah like. basically ‘are they sentient’: apparently to an extent???? we dont know exactly why or how but they are??? maybe???? sort of????? at least some of them are?? but they dont have a brain so everyones like????????????????????? maybe its through a signaling network????????????????? but like how would that even work?????????

plant consciousness is still new enough to be dismissed as crazy by a lot of biologists but like. the evidence is there. we don’t know a whole lot and its clearly a radically different kind of intelligence than we know in animals, but it’s there and we 200% dont know how it works yet or even the full extent of how plants use this intelligence (for example: does a redwood have the same intelligence as a venus fly trap?? how does it learn things and use that knowledge???) 

national geographic wrote an awesome article visualizing the experiment here if you want to read more!

Spider-Man Homecoming makes you realize how much Tony Stark truly loves this 15-year-old smart kid who feels happy when he gets a free churro from doing something good. Tony built a suit for Peter that had everything he needed including a parachute, just in case something happened. And you can tell how much Tony loves making suits for this boy. Peter Parker is so loved and I hope he realizes it.

im never gonna finish this rip but here’s an unfinished autistic!morty becoming nonverbal and signing

edit: i changed ‘speak’ bc someone pointed out it looked like ‘bitch’ lol thank u @middle1 !!