“I might be confused sometimes in my head but it is not something you need to talk about. Before you can talk you have to line it all up in order and I had rather just let it swirl around until I am too tired to think.”
Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of
white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that
exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain
The researchers compared younger adults (age 18-31) to older adults
(age 55-82). All participants had MRIs taken of their brains and their
cardiorespiratory (heart and lung) fitness was measured while they
exercised on a treadmill. The researchers found cardiorespiratory
fitness was positively linked to the structural integrity of white
matter fiber bundles in the brain in the older adults, while no such
association was observed in younger adults.
“We found that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness were
associated with enhanced brain structure in older adults,” explained
corresponding author Scott Hayes, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry
at Boston University School of Medicine and the associate director of
the Neuroimaging Research for Veterans Center at the VA Boston
Healthcare System. “We found that physical activities that enhance
cardiorespiratory fitness, such as walking, are inexpensive, accessible
and could potentially improve quality of life by delaying cognitive
decline and prolonging independent function,” he added.
According to the researchers these results provide evidence of a
positive association between fitness and brain structure in older
adults. “We hope this study provides additional motivation for older
adults to increase their levels of physical activity, which positively
impacts health, mood, cognition and the brain.” They caution that
additional research is needed to track changes in fitness and brain
structure over time, as well as clarify the impact of specific exercise
programs (such as strength, aerobic or combined training) or dose of
exercise (frequency, intensity, duration) on white matter
Brain-damaging space rays may keep people from Mars.
Mars One, which plans to send civilians to colonize the Red Planet by 2027, is already controversial. Financial worries, exaggerated support, terrifying predictions of death and colony-wide explosions — it seems like the litany of concerns for the mission never ends. The most devastating roadblock? It turns out that the settlers might not make it to Mars without suffering brain damage.
Do you guys REALIZE what this means to me???? (Of course you do, you’re in the same boat as me)
BUT CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!
I need to rewatch their scenes about 354358465354486526564 more times, but here’s what I’ve got about Philinda right now from my faint memory:
HE CALLED HER “MELINDA”!!!
Phil only calls her Melinda when he’s being completely open, vulnerable, personal, and wants to comfort her
I think he’s been trying not to let her too close up until now, because now he realizes she almost lost her faith in him and he can’t handle that, so he wants to completely let her in now. No more walls (a shipper can dream, right?)
WHAT THE HECK DOES “WE HAD OUR BOUNDARIES” (I can’t remember exactly what she said) EVEN MEAN?!
He remembered exactly that he promised to apologize to her “at length” which proves to me that it wasn’t an empty promise. He looked willing to do anything to get her to forgive him!
Phil knows about Bahrain now. The whole truth. But instead of looking at her in horror, he only looked hurt for her. And she didn’t even hardly see that because she walked away from him so quickly
Phil let her go because he knew she needed space
I think they left that Bahrain conversation open to bring it up again sometime later. Hopefully with a love confession attached to it next time
He wanted her opinion on the op
His voice was super quiet and–again–vulnerable when he asked her
He immediately accepted her opinion and showed how much trust he still has in her
MY BABIES ARE IN SO MUCH PAAAAAIIIIIIIINNNNNN
*I’M* IN SO MUCH PAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNN
I was almost ready to come back to my regular old posting until about two minutes into my dash where Tumblr is still telling me how I should feel about every issue that is going on in the world and that’s just not cool with me.