Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions. Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live. “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
Lestrade bakes. It’s a hobby he just sort of fell into. He likes the precise orders of the recipes and the control you need to get the perfect mix.
His favourite dish is cinnamon rolls. There are days when the whole office gets a tray of the things, and Lestrade smells of cinnamon for days after.
Those are also the days that Sherlock comes around the most. The first one from the fresh batch is reserved for Sherlock. Most of the time, the man can just tell when they’re ready, and shows up on the doorstep. Others, there’s a quick text.
For two years, Lestrade doesn’t bake anything more than a plate of biscuits for Sally’s birthday. He doesn’t even get the urge to take it up again.
The day he decides that he might want to try a batch of cinnamon rolls again— just a small plate of the things— is the day he hugs Sherlock again.
He jokes about it later, when he’s putting the first serving in front of Sherlock at his kitchen table, getting him a glass of milk to go with it. Lestrade says that if he had known it was that easy to summonSherlock Holmes back from the dead, he would have kept on with his baking.
When Sherlock smiles, Lestrade can’t resist pulling him into another hug.
This nigga just copped a super Mario star he invincible af
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that is THE most ostentatious shit ever but I still feel like I need it immensely
Female Character Meme: Day Two: A Supporting female character - Irene Adler/Jamie Moriarty
I love new Mycroft!! But he should be a bit higher Sherlock, right? (О_о)
I have not thought about that D: Oh god
28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.
The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pm
28 July 1914
The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.
Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.
Thranduil in the new bofa trailer please help me i am slayed (x)