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“The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true. There is pretty compelling evidence that any differences are tiny and are the result of environment not biology,” said Prof Rippon.

“You can’t pick up a brain and say ‘that’s a girls brain, or that’s a boys brain’ in the same way you can with the skeleton. They look the same.”

Prof Rippon points to earlier studies that showed the brains of London black cab drivers physically changed after they had acquired The Knowledge – an encyclopaedic recall of the capital’s streets.
She believes differences in male and female brains are due to similar cultural stimuli. A women’s brain may therefore become ‘wired’ for multi-tasking simply because society expects that of her and so she uses that part of her brain more often. The brain adapts in the same way as a muscle gets larger with extra use.

“What often isn’t picked up on is how plastic and permeable the brain is. It is changing throughout out lifetime

“The world is full of stereotypical attitudes and unconscious bias. It is full of the drip, drip, drip of the gendered environment.”

Prof Rippon believes that gender differences appear early in western societies and are based on traditional stereotypes of how boys and girls should behave and which toys they should play with.

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opulentjoy:

Opalized Wood. Super Bright pinfire colors running through natural ironstone. 120 Million Years old Wood. 49.17 Grams

opulentjoy:

Opalized Wood. Super Bright pinfire colors running through natural ironstone. 120 Million Years old Wood.

49.17 Grams

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@3 weeks ago with 64272 notes
herbal-hippie:

sufliso:

tentacletherapissed:

reminder that these trees are full grown. amazing.

goodbye

a tree is a tree no matter how small

herbal-hippie:

sufliso:

tentacletherapissed:

reminder that these trees are full grown. amazing.

goodbye

a tree is a tree no matter how small

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@3 weeks ago with 227373 notes
coltre:

Street art in Rome

coltre:

Street art in Rome

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@3 weeks ago with 33007 notes
vintagegal:

Illustration by Chéri Hérouard for La Vie Parisienne Magazine, 1922

vintagegal:

Illustration by Chéri Hérouard for La Vie Parisienne Magazine, 1922

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@4 weeks ago with 9848 notes

artmastered:

Zachari Logan, Fountain 1, 2012-13, ceramic installation, 152.4 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm. Source

@4 weeks ago with 182 notes

reenayestarr:

I basically just need this in my life.

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@4 weeks ago with 350399 notes
#rich ppl wtf 
rfmmsd:

Illustrator & Artist:
Jeff Dekal
"Stare"
Graphite

rfmmsd:

Illustrator & Artist:

Jeff Dekal

"Stare"

Graphite

(Source: jeffdekal.com)

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@3 weeks ago with 10756 notes
airieka:

punhks:

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Abandoned tree house mansion in Florida by Drew Perlmutter

WHY WOULD YOU EVER ABANDON THIS I WOULD LIVE HERE FOREVER

Someone build me this pls😭

airieka:

punhks:

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Abandoned tree house mansion in Florida by Drew Perlmutter

WHY WOULD YOU EVER ABANDON THIS I WOULD LIVE HERE FOREVER

Someone build me this pls😭

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@3 weeks ago with 34995 notes
skunktrash:

It me

skunktrash:

It me

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@3 weeks ago with 20479 notes
#bby! 

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@3 weeks ago with 118657 notes

rfmmsd:

Artist:

Audrey Kawasaki

"Solitude"

Oil and Graphite on Wood

12” x 12” Inches

2014

"Manic"

Oil and Graphite on Wood

20” x 36” Inches

2014

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@4 weeks ago with 206 notes
did-you-kno:

There’s a cat toy that’s a scratch deck shaped like a DJ turntable, and it actually spins.  “Cat not included.” 
Source

did-you-kno:

There’s a cat toy that’s a scratch deck shaped like a DJ turntable, and it actually spins.  “Cat not included.” 

Source

@4 weeks ago with 2995 notes

nemertea:

Stargazing and bristlecone pines in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

Bristlecones are probably some of my favorite living things, since they live in absolutely shitty conditions, look like they’ve gone through hell two or three times, don’t believe in things like bark or shedding their needles, and live for thousands of years. It’s the tree equivalent of sheer bloody-mindedness.

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