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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2016, 03:14:33 AM »
That's so clever but sobering. Is that meant to show what happens in MS-type conditions?

I think so. With the loss of myelin sheaths our neurons can no longer communicate. Some animals such as invertebrates do not have myelin, but their axons (the long projection) are so wide that there is little physical resistance for the electrical signal, which can get through. A squid's giant, demylelinated axon is visible to the naked eye. :o

Wow! Giant axons. Hmm wonder when sci-fi will strike and they attempt to grow a "squidputer"?

Why squid? Our mylienated neurons are much faster, and besides that you can fit many more "wires" in an area!
True, is it a matter of manipulation or encouraging the axons to behave as you want them? Even the real thing is difficult to keep under control, let alone some lumo of jelly in a container connected to the outside world to make a biologucal computer.

Was thinking that larger ones might be easier to work with, even manipulate mechanically into arrays etc.
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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2016, 06:21:37 AM »
That's so clever but sobering. Is that meant to show what happens in MS-type conditions?

I think so. With the loss of myelin sheaths our neurons can no longer communicate. Some animals such as invertebrates do not have myelin, but their axons (the long projection) are so wide that there is little physical resistance for the electrical signal, which can get through. A squid's giant, demylelinated axon is visible to the naked eye. :o

Wow! Giant axons. Hmm wonder when sci-fi will strike and they attempt to grow a "squidputer"?

Why squid? Our mylienated neurons are much faster, and besides that you can fit many more "wires" in an area!
True, is it a matter of manipulation or encouraging the axons to behave as you want them? Even the real thing is difficult to keep under control, let alone some lumo of jelly in a container connected to the outside world to make a biologucal computer.

Was thinking that larger ones might be easier to work with, even manipulate mechanically into arrays etc.

But if it's sci-fi then we could get nanobots to do it. :P Don't be afraid to dream a little bigger (or in this case, smaller) darling.
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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2016, 05:46:06 AM »
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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2016, 07:29:31 AM »
Those are neat.

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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2016, 01:59:44 AM »
That's a clever way to show what it's like to be colour-blind. Is there any evidence that people with the condition suffer with depression because of it, or is just their normal and not a cause for sadness? As they grow up they must become aware they are not having the same experience as everyone else.
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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2016, 07:20:14 AM »
That's a clever way to show what it's like to be colour-blind. Is there any evidence that people with the condition suffer with depression because of it, or is just their normal and not a cause for sadness? As they grow up they must become aware they are not having the same experience as everyone else.

Good question!

I don't know the answer but I would assume that there might be some people within the colour-blind population that might feel that way, but I don't know if their number would be significant enough to link depression to the condition.
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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2016, 08:00:43 PM »
These GIFS show you what it's like to be colour-blind

Interesting. Not sure if it is accurate or not. I am color blind and my wife is not. We looked at them together. We could both see the differences in all the gifs. Here is a beautifully vulgar display of taking advantage of the color blind.

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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2016, 09:39:09 PM »
Is there any evidence that people with the condition suffer with depression because of it, or is just their normal and not a cause for sadness? As they grow up they must become aware they are not having the same experience as everyone else.

I have never heard of anyone being depressed because of their color vision deficiency. I have certainly never experienced it for myself. Everything looks the same to me as it did when I was born. There have been people who have made fun of me for it but there have also been people who have made fun of me for my hair, my height, my weight, my political views, my religion or lack thereof, my sexuality, my service in the armed forces, the color of my skin, my ignorance and my sense of humor.  It doesn't matter who you are, what you are, what you believe. There will always be someone there to ridicule you for who you are. These things shouldn't matter. At least, they don't matter to me. If some Democratic "leader" wants to give me some money taken from you to compensate me for my "disability" then they can shove that particular carrot up their ass.

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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2016, 05:56:23 AM »
Maybe more of a mathematical gif than a science one:

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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2016, 05:59:39 AM »
Interesting. Not sure if it is accurate or not. I am color blind and my wife is not. We looked at them together. We could both see the differences in all the gifs. Here is a beautifully vulgar display of taking advantage of the color blind.

Maybe not so accurate, then. :notsure:
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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2016, 08:47:20 PM »
^^ Dammit xSP,  now you have me itching to go out into my workshop to make one of those dynamic gizmos. I am thoroughly  fascinated by that kind of thing. ......I suppose it's either a personality flaw or a reminiscence of the Rube Goldberg wizardry of old.

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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2016, 04:52:46 AM »
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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2016, 04:29:20 PM »
^ Nifty gif XSP.

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Re: Science GIFS
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2016, 04:32:08 PM »
This gif is just too cute! :grin:

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