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As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.





Has anyone asked him if he wants to die?

goinqinsane asked:

Hi! So I was told by thetwistedrope that you had experience with Aset, do you mind telling me a little about what she taught you or how she has helped you/things among that nature? (I'm sorry if there's a link somewhere but I'm on mobile) Thank you!



Aset I like to describe as Big mama. Sure, she is your mother and wishes the best for you, but will smack you up side the face with a wooden spoon if you disrespect. (and by disrespect I mean anything and anyone including yourself.) 

She will get you to work till you are the best you can be, even till you are in tears. She will force you to also be patient with what you want. You do not get things you are not ready for even if you think you “deserve” to get them now. 

For example… I was unemployed for two years, all my savings had dried up and I was wondering why Aset had “allowed” such bad luck… Why first out of college I got a good job only to have the position cut and now I am struggling?…. well now that I am gainfully employed I appreciate EVERYTHING I have many many times over because of those experiences… more than I would have otherwise. I think it was a teaching/ learning experience. 

I find a trend with Aset kids that they tend to be in teaching professions or working with children. Weather it be on University level or day care…. Or teaching some sort of trade. Take that for a casual observation. 

She has also been a pillar of strength, a role model, and a guide. I turn to her for strength and thanks. She is quite the scary lady when you get to the core of her and but warm and welcoming, she is loyal and protective of her children. 

I hope this helps out a bit, if you want to start a relationship with Her give her some flowers and amber incense…. and just sit down and say “Hi”


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