Month: January 2016

scottlynch78:

scificity:

Droid baby.

http://scificity.tumblr.com

This just begs the question of what else is out there. We saw Artoo getting busy all over the place.

awwwWWWWWWWWW

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thelingspace:

thelingspace:

What do our eyes do while we read written language? What can their movements tell us about our processing? In this week’s episode, we look at eye tracking: how we can measure these small movements, what following how people read shows us about processing, and how even just studying how we look at pictures can unlock how our brains approach incoming words.

We had a lot of fun with this one and all the eyes! Looking forward to hearing what people think. ^_^

Reblog for the day crew!

New episode! I WANT TO STEAL MOTI’S SHIRT, I REALLY DO SHH DON’T TELL HIM.

On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer

Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold,
  And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
  Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
  That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne;
  Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
  When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
  He star’d at the Pacific—and all his men
Look’d at each other with a wild surmise—
  Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

John Keats (via meganwhalenturner)

My love for this poem is perhaps only equaled by my love for a particular flavour of frozen yogurt (Blackjack Cherry!) by a company that happens to be called Chapman’s, which I discovered when I was catsitting at my friend Moti’s house one day. I ended up eating all of it that was in his freezer. I wrote him this as an apology.

ON FIRST LOOKING INTO CHAPMAN’S YOGURT

Much have I travell’d in the realms of sweets,
And many goodly snacks and dishes seen;
Round many supermarkets have I been
Which hordes of foodies brave to get their eats.
Oft of one sweet delight that nothing beats, 
That deep-bowl’d ice cream, I’d heard praises sung;
Yet did it never much impress my tongue
Till I ate Chapman’s frozen yogurt treats:
Then I felt like some watcher of the pies
When a new flavour rushes his palate;
Or like stout Cortez, when with all his guys
He took a bite of cacao – and the fate
Of snacks he pondered with a wild surmise –
Silent, with a mouthful of chocolate. 

nimblesnotebook:

booksandpublishing:

mycupofbooks:

slytherin-bookworm-guy:

fadingrainbowsxoxo:

lisaaika:

deansass:

deansass:

YOUR DRAGON NAME

  • last two letters of your first name
  • middle two letters of your last name
  • first two letters of your mother’s name
  • last letter of your father’s name

mine would be Urlelan. Reblog and tag this with yours!

I love this because half of the people are getting amazing, fantasy names and the other half are getting unpronounceable ones. 

Salvlier

Ooh not bad 😂

Lartwel

Lyldzod

Rualans

Bakhyaz

Desi dragon anyone?

Ínannog

Levomach! Radical!

thelingspace:

thelingspace:

We’re really excited to have gotten to interview Daniel Dennett recently! Dr. Dennett is a University Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tufts University, as well as the co-director of their Center for Cognitive Studies. He’s also the author of a number of books on evolution, consciousness, memes, language, and more, including Consciousness Explained, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, and Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking.

We got to ask him about a lot of great topics, including:
– the role of language in spreading culture
– what linguists and philosophers can learn from each other
– whether the gap between linguists and the general public is closing
– computers and whether they’ll be able to use language in a human-like way
– a question from one of our followers about whether we have a dedicated mental language

And more! Looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say about it.

Reblog for the day crew! ^_^

Dennett interview is up! It’s so exciting that we had the chance to do this. Thank you again to Dr. Dennett for the opportunity!