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This photograph shows the cortex of a human brain belonging to an epileptic patient. It was taken before an intracranial electrode procedure to treat the patient’s epilepsy. After removal of several brain sections, this patient made a full recovery and no longer suffers from seizures.

Judges chose it as the overall winner because of its detail. From judge Alice Robert explains: “The ‘gray’ matter (which is gray in death) is blushing pink. Small arteries are glowing with the scarlet blood pulsing through them, while purple veins lie thickly in the sulci, the crevices of the brain. And underneath that is somebody’s mind.”

The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body. The scapula, the clavicle, and the manubrium together form what is called the shoulder girdle. Numerous muscles pass above, around, through and beside these bones. The muscles of the shoulder girdle are involved with the movement of the scapula. The muscles of the shoulder joint are involved with the movement of the arm, specifically the humerus, which articulates with the glenoid cavity of the scapula. The rotator cuff muscles maintain the position of the head of the humerus in the glenoid cavity (shoulder joint) even as the upper arm is moving. They are the subscapularis, the supraspinatus, the infraspinatus, and the teres minor muscles.

Capgras delusion theory - “Somebody who looks exactly like my wife is claiming that she is my wife. But I know that she is lying.

CD is a strange disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse or close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor.
The Capgras delusion is named after a Joseph Capgras, a French psychiatrist, who first described the disorder in 1929 in his paper co-authored by Reboul Lachaux on the case of a French woman who complained that corresponding “doubles” had taken the places of her husband and other people she knew.

Today I will be starting a series on (strange) mental disorders.. so have you guise heard of the Stockholm Syndrome? Oh well, here’s a quote that portrays it: “Being kidnapped isn’t that bad because the kidnappers are actually pretty darn sweet peeps.”

SS is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors. Hostages who have Stockholm Syndrome often mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness and defend them after they are arrested. The FBI’s Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 27% of kidnap victims show evidence of Stockholm Syndrome.

The syndrome is named after the robbery of Kreditbanken in Stockholm, in which bank employees were held hostages from August 23 to August 28, 1973. In this case, victims became emotionally attached to their captors, even defended them after they were freed from the bank.

There also is a syndrome called Lima Syndrome, in which abductors develop sympathy for their hostages. It’s named after an abduction at the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru in 1996, where most of the hostages were set free within a few hours, due to sympathy.


In the next layer of neck muscles, going inward, are the longus colli muscles, which help the neck to bend and rotate. It is in three parts: upper (superior) and lower oblique muscle and, joining these, a vertical muscle. 


Overlying the longus colli muscle is the longus capitis muscle, which flexes the head. 

THE RECTUS CAPITIS POSTERIOR MINOR MUSCLE is a head extender: It helps lift the head up. 

THE RECTUS CAPITIS POSTERIOR MAJOR MUSCLE is another head extender and also assists in turning the head to the side. 

THE OBLIQUUS CAPITIS SUPERIOR MUSCLE assists in holding the head erect as well as helping to bend it to the side. 

THE OBLIQUUS CAPITIS INFERIOR MUSCLE helps to turn the head to the side by rotating the axis, the second cervical vertebra. 

jamgarden asked:

hey dude thanks for posting.. from what book is the pictures of the nervous system?? thanks :D

Hmm, not sure which ones you’re talking about so I uploaded all the books I used for my posts here, in case anyone needs them.

(Bones and Muscles - An Illustrated Anatomy (Malestrom)

Frank H. Netter - Atlas of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Netter - Atlas of physiology)

Oh, and I sometimes post on this blog, if anyone’s interested in reading.

Some sort of goodbye.

Hey guys! As you might have noticed, I’ve been really bad at updating this blog lately, and I think I’m gonna stop doing it at all. Maybe one day I’ll find the time and will to start posting again, but until that uncertain moment this is pretty much what ‘medicineisfun’ will be in the history of Tumblr. Thanks to those who enjoyed reading it :)

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