Thursday, September 27, 2007

That's using your noggin!


macaca mulatta brain from brainmaps.org

birds can see magnetic fields [via]

giraffe fight club

[they look like landlubber plesiosaurs if you ask me]

breakthrough in alzheimers research?

8 comments:

PoliShifter said...

That hurts just watching it!

Steve Bates said...

English translation of the video: "Get giraffe outta my territory!"

Thanks for the Alzheimer's link. My mother died of it many years ago, and I maintain an interest. One might even call it a self-interest.

whig said...

Of course there's this:

http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/short/25/8/1904

Cannabis may treat and even prevent Alzheimer's disease.

hipparchia said...

pol: i'm with you. i've got a headache and whiplash just from watching.

steve: yep, several people in my family have a self-interest in the subject too. we may all have to call on whig for help with medication.

whig: although i haven't posted on it to speak of, i'm always grateful for your links. thanks.

whig said...

hipparchia: for what it's worth I don't dispense. :)

I might say a prayer over the herb so you can exercise your first amendment right to use it, though.

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu Melech Ha'Olam Borei Peri Ha'Cannabis Etz Chaim. Blessed Art Thou Lord Our God King of the Universe Creator of Cannabis the Tree of Life.

You may now partake freely.

Michael

hipparchia said...

:) i didn't think you did. it's your tireless advocacy that i was thinking of.

and thanks for the prayer.

fwiw, i don't partake, having tried it a few times and not really liked the effects. but if it came down to that or losing my brain, i'd happily endure the side effects of thc. they're not anywhere near as bad as some of the side effects i've had from legal drugs that i've been prescribed.

whig said...

It would be beneficial even as a tea, or combined with warm milk and honey, without perhaps giving you the effects you disliked. I'm not saying you should or shouldn't, just that it seems to be neuroprotective.

hipparchia said...

warm milk, cream of wheat, oatmeal, etc: they're an axis of evil unto themselves. herbal teas, otoh, are my friends. i'll consider this option.