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About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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Effect of prefrontal transcranial magnetic stimulation on spontaneous truth-telling.

Brain-process foundations of deceptive behaviour have become a subject of intensive study both in fundamental and applied neuroscience. Recently, utilization of transcranial magnetic stimulation has enhanced methodological rigour in this research because in addition to correlational studies causal effects of the distinct cortical systems involved can be studied. In these studies, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex has been implied as the brain area involved in deceptive behaviour.

More at link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21807030

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:37 PM (2 replies)

Countdown to 2013 warm up your dancing shoes

Let's Dance with music by The Killers, here is the lineup of clips:
1) Svetlana Zakharova - Swan Lake
2) Riverdance - Reel of the Sun
3) Michael Flatley - Lord of the Dance
4) Michael Jackson - Beat It
5) Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse - Singing in the Rain
6) Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
7) Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times
8) John Travolta/Olivia Newton John - Grease
9) Jimmy Cagney - Yankee Doodle Dandy
10) Debbie Reynolds - Singing in the Rain
11) A Chorus Line
12) Patrick Swayze - Dirty Dancing
13) Natalie Wood/Richard Beymar - West Side Story
14) Al Nims & Leon James doing the Charleston
15) Maxim & Mel B - Dancing with the Stars
16) Elvis and Ann Margret - Viva Las Vegas
17) Michael Jackson from TV Special
18) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers - Swing Time
19) Gene Kelly - Singing in the Rain
20) All That Jazz
21) Three Stooges get a dance lesson
22) Flashdance
23) Shirley Temple & Bill "Bojangles" Robinson - Just Around the Corner
24) Anne Reinking - All That Jazz
25) Nicholas Brothers - Stormy Weather
26) Wizard of Oz
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:57 PM (6 replies)

The other day I caught a glimpse of myself in some reflective surface somewhere...

and discovered that I had two pair of reading glasses on my head...sometimes I get on my own nerves and sometimes I crack myself up.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:01 AM (1 replies)

Are you ready to meet the ultimate puzzle-cube challenge?


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:31 AM (0 replies)

The Crops Failed because the Sun God is Angry...

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:37 AM (4 replies)

A documentary adaptation of Naomi Klein's 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine.

Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism -- the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock -- did not begin with September 11, 2001.

The films traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:16 AM (32 replies)

LMSP kicking...

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:35 AM (0 replies)


buy nothing black friday

this year on black friday:

$60 billion will be spent on meaningless holiday gifts. that's up from $52 billion last year. that amount of money could feed all of the hungry children in the world for 2 years! that's 190,000 children.

160 million people plan to shop. that's half of the u.s. population, and greater than the 121 million u.s. citizens that voted.



Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:24 AM (5 replies)


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:25 AM (29 replies)

FOR LADIES ONLY: Who Remembers "Very Personally Yours" and the 1946 Video from Disney?




No, this video from 1946 isn’t perfect as far as feminism goes but I have to say, I’m surprised to find it so…not 1946? Though I guess I’m even more surprised Walt Disney Productions made a video about our periods at all.

The animated film is about ten minutes long and was sponsored by Kotex. As you may have guessed, it was shown in American schools. (Presumably only to girls because boys are not supposed to know periods even exist.) That being said, it’s quite the film.

According to Wikipedia, “Gynecologist Mason Hohn was hired as a consultant to ensure that the film was scientifically accurate. Hohn was hired to increase the likelihood that school doctors and nurses would allow the film to be shown. Hohn’s involvement led to a stronger emphasis on biology than other marketing by ICCC [International Cello-Cotton Company]. The Story of Menstruation increased its reputation when it received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.”

Along with the video, students were given a booklet titled “Very Personally Yours” filled with tips for what to do that time of the month but also discouraged the use of tampons, and as you’ll see when you watch, gave very specific hygiene advice. They also gloss over the whole “blood” thing and don’t ever mention sex (though I could say it’s implied in the dance portion). However, it includes an important message for young girls – having your period doesn’t make you weird. Not to mention some very positive things are said about body image and it might have been the first film to use the word “vagina.”
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:48 PM (13 replies)
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