theoriginaljoefisher:

zestydoesthings:

The Real Monsters are reborn! 

Upon getting so much attention for my previous designs, I wanted to redesign the monsters and develop the concept a little more. You’ll notice most of the monsters have subtle alterations and the descriptions have been changed to better reflect my original concepts.

Over the coming weeks I will release more (never seen before) monsters and will also release concept sketches and developmental work for each monster shown here- So stay tuned! (They may also be little animations…)

Disclaimer: The artwork is not at all intended to make light of these conditions but instead is intended to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more beatable as physical entities. 

All work (c)Toby Allen 2013

Excellent.

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Facial Memory Test »

f-yeah-body-language:

Another lovely test from the BBC (a test from them on fake smile recognition can be found here), about facial memory and recognition.

I’m currently smack-dab in the middle of taking this test, although for God’s sake don’t expect anything spectacular from me (although I am truly spectacular). Facial blindness runs in my family and it takes considerable effort for me to remember the faces of my best friends. Some of whom I have known for years. Hell, it takes me effort to remember my dad’s face and I see him every day.

So yeah. Take the test, and feel free report back to us. And I’ll tell you my results when I get them back.

Edit: To give credit where credit is due, I found the test through the blog of the lovely RI, at A Guide To Humans.

(Source: wespeakbodylanguage)

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gastrogirl:

thinkspankbank:

Some more spot-on advice from the goddess that is Amy Poehler: (by smartgirls)

i know this is a food blog but i am a girl. and, as a result, this relates to me and, im sure, many of my followers. especially because i have a food blog, i’m reblogging this. love of food and love of our bodies don’t necessarily go hand in hand all of the time. amy’s advice is so genuine and universal that i think we can all benefit from it, no matter our gender, our size, our age, or anything else that might make us feel different. 

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9.10.12. psychology,the mind,

6 Types of Loneliness

onlinecounsellingcollege:

There are 6 main types of loneliness:

1. Interpersonal loneliness: This is the result of losing a significant, or intimate, relationship.

2. Social loneliness: This is where a person is on the fringes of a group, excluded from a group, or is actively rejected.

3. Cultural loneliness: This is where a person belongs to a different culture and feels that they don’t fit, or belong, in the new culture.

4. Intellectual loneliness: This is where a person feels intellectually, or educationally, out of synch with their peers, their family or their social group.

5. Psychological loneliness: This is where a person has experienced a trauma that separates them out from others around them. That is, it’s something other people can’t fully understand.

6. Existential or cosmic loneliness: This is an isolating loneliness experienced by a person who is facing death.

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7.24.12. psychology,the mind,

ceavit:

Extrovert vs. Introvert
There is this common misconception about the natural behaviour of extroverts and introverts; extroverts are often times characterized as being lively and talkative, while introverts are naturally quiet and withdrawn.
This isn’t true. It’s correct that when you meet someone shy and quiet they will more likely be and introvert than an extrovert; however, this doesn’t mean that introverts are naturally shy, or that shy people always have to be introverts. On the contrary, introverts can be very talkative and discuss topics that intrest them for hours on end.

The actual definition of an Introvert is someone who draws energy from being alone with their thoughts, while Extroverts draw their energy from being with others.
Introverts are people can who draw energy from being alone with their thoughts. They enjoy, and sometimes even need, a deep conversation with people they trust; they often don’t like small talk, or rather often don’t see the point in it. But after a while they will feel the need to be alone again, to recharge and sort out things on their own.
Extroverts on the other hand, are people who draw their energy from being with others. They can enjoy being alone with their ideas and dreams just as an introvert can enjoy being around people, yet after a while they will feel the need to interact with others to fill up their energy.

Follow-up: Extrovert + Introvert = Ambivert

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theoddmentemporium:

Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the 1890s. During her time there, she densely embroidered her straightjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and drawings which  documented her thoughts and feelings throughout her time there. This remarkable object was collected by Hans Prinzhorn, a psychiatrist who ardently collected the artwork of his patients at a Heidelberg psychiatric hospital in the early 20th century.

theoddmentemporium:

Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the 1890s. During her time there, she densely embroidered her straightjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and drawings which  documented her thoughts and feelings throughout her time there. This remarkable object was collected by Hans Prinzhorn, a psychiatrist who ardently collected the artwork of his patients at a Heidelberg psychiatric hospital in the early 20th century.

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Sherlock BBC: How To Build Your Own Mind Palace »

anotherboywholived:

I’ve been using a mind palace since my teens and never thought it odd until I saw tumblr’s reaction to Sherlock’s use of the technique. A couple days ago I found myself building an extension in order to cram for my philosophy exam the following day and I figured…

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5.20.12. science,the mind,

Eureka! When a Blow to the Head Creates a Sudden Genius »

dw-t:

jtotheizzoe:

Could a brain injury unlock an unknown talent? A look at the phenomenon of the “acquired savant”:

It sounds like science fiction. But the reality may be even more outlandish. Now that scientists understand how savant syndrome occurs, new research is turning to the underlying origins of the special abilities themselves. Most of it remains a mystery — a loose collection of questions more than anything resembling answers. For example, how is it that somebody like Derek Amato, who’d never demonstrated any musical talent before hitting his head at the bottom of a pool, could suddenly handle jazz and classical pieces of astounding complexity without training? How is it that someone can suffer a stroke and wake up later only to discover that their English is tinged with a foreign accent?

I’m such a nerd. :( I just spent the past 20 minutes composing the longest comment on the page for the article in rebuttal to commenters who will probably never see it. I should stick to writing fiction.

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highfromallthewaiting:

250 men and women were asked to draw what these emotions felt like in their bodies. These are the combined results

highfromallthewaiting:

250 men and women were asked to draw what these emotions felt like in their bodies. These are the combined results

(Source: occupiedmuslim, via sketchlock)

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