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(Science Daily)   Scientists accidentally create Pinky while trying to make the Brain   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 35
    More: Ironic, Journal of Neuroscience, cell biology, spatial memory, University of Western Ontario, T-cell, mouse models, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, mice  
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2013-06-20 10:44:47 PM
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2013-06-20 10:45:48 PM
Egad! You astound me, Subby!
 
2013-06-20 10:49:38 PM
Pinky was the smart one.

Study it out.
 
2013-06-21 12:05:28 AM
Having a ton of a particular neurotransmitter doesn't mean squat if there aren't a ton of receptors

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But what do I know?
 
2013-06-21 12:22:52 AM
I think so, Larry, and um, Brain, but how can we get seven dwarves to shave their legs?
 
2013-06-21 02:38:25 AM
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2013-06-21 03:32:32 AM
I think so, Brain, but if Jimmy cracks corn, and nobody cares, why does he keep doing it?
 
2013-06-21 03:33:45 AM
 
2013-06-21 03:47:03 AM
Interestingly enough this neurotransmitter is also over produced in the brains of derivative traders, lawyers, and many corporate executives.

/Run, Forrest, Run
 
2013-06-21 03:50:09 AM
FTFA:
Boosting ACh is a therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease because it's found in reduced amounts when there's cognitive failure.

Because who needs to distinguish cause from effect, right cholesterol?
 
2013-06-21 03:54:46 AM
Acetylcholine release was increased threefold in these mice, which seemed to disturb cognitive function. But put them on a treadmill and they can run twice as far as normal mice before tiring. They're super-athletes.

Coming up next, the average journalist's take:  Study shows athletes have decreased brainpower

And the inevitable Post headline:  EGGHEADS:  "JOCKS ARE DUMB"
 
2013-06-21 03:55:08 AM
My mind saw the name Marco and went with Polo, not Prado. Damn.
 
2013-06-21 04:42:41 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: Having a ton of a particular neurotransmitter doesn't mean squat if there aren't a ton of receptors

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But what do I know?


Yeah I like cartoons too man. But what do they have to do with something 10^16 times as complicated?
 
2013-06-21 04:57:28 AM
Pinky is not the genius. Please stop repeating Cracked's bullshiat ad infinitum as if it were fact.
 
2013-06-21 05:14:42 AM
A treatment that could make people dumb, but they'll work twice as hard. Hmmm.. no practical applications there. No siree!
 
2013-06-21 05:24:01 AM
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2013-06-21 05:50:41 AM

FutureWars: Pinky is not the genius. Please stop repeating Cracked's bullshiat ad infinitum as if it were fact.


That's not cracked bullshiat, it's been around much longer than that.

Also, look at the opening. Who flashes past when they sing "one is a genius"? Who do they show when the lyrics say "the other's insane". When he was "intelligent". why did Pinky figure out the problem with Brain's plans was always Brain?

Pinky was the Genius, and Brain was definitely insane. Sorry that Cracked happened to mention this which made you reject it.
 
2013-06-21 06:07:31 AM
Anton's key?

/obscure?
//surely not on Fark!
 
2013-06-21 06:27:49 AM
your saying cigarette smoking is bad???  hello joyous news?
 
2013-06-21 07:00:18 AM
No flowers for him then
 
2013-06-21 07:32:07 AM

FirstNationalBastard: FutureWars: Pinky is not the genius. Please stop repeating Cracked's bullshiat ad infinitum as if it were fact.

That's not cracked bullshiat, it's been around much longer than that.

Also, look at the opening. Who flashes past when they sing "one is a genius"? Who do they show when the lyrics say "the other's insane". When he was "intelligent". why did Pinky figure out the problem with Brain's plans was always Brain?

Pinky was the Genius, and Brain was definitely insane. Sorry that Cracked happened to mention this which made you reject it.


"One is a genius" (only Brain in the shot)
The other's insane (Pinky bounces by)

But keep making up whatever helps further that goofy idea.
 
2013-06-21 07:52:38 AM

Precision Boobery: Acetylcholine release was increased threefold in these mice, which seemed to disturb cognitive function. But put them on a treadmill and they can run twice as far as normal mice before tiring. They're super-athletes.

Coming up next, the average journalist's take:  Study shows athletes have decreased brainpower

And the inevitable Post headline:  EGGHEADS:  "JOCKS ARE DUMB"


Yea, either way look for an 'elevated ACh level' test from WADA in 3...2...
 
2013-06-21 08:03:50 AM
All arguments about cartoons aside, they learned something important here... which is that they still don't know jack squat about how the brain works, what all those different chems are REALLY doing, and so on. But at least now we know that acetylcholine won't make you smart.

What's sad is that these same sort of people are the ones making up things about how they think anti-depressants (and other drugs) work, despite not really understanding the actual mechanism, just having a theory. And then everyone believes them.
 
2013-06-21 08:07:52 AM

FutureWars: Pinky is not the genius. Please stop repeating Cracked's bullshiat ad infinitum as if it were fact.


to hell with Cracked, I've always thought that Pinky had far more insight and saw "the big picture" much better than the Brain.
 
2013-06-21 08:11:49 AM

Dawg47: FirstNationalBastard: FutureWars: Pinky is not the genius. Please stop repeating Cracked's bullshiat ad infinitum as if it were fact.

That's not cracked bullshiat, it's been around much longer than that.

Also, look at the opening. Who flashes past when they sing "one is a genius"? Who do they show when the lyrics say "the other's insane". When he was "intelligent". why did Pinky figure out the problem with Brain's plans was always Brain?

Pinky was the Genius, and Brain was definitely insane. Sorry that Cracked happened to mention this which made you reject it.

"One is a genius" (only Brain in the shot)
The other's insane (Pinky bounces by)

But keep making up whatever helps further that goofy idea.


sadly you're right about the intro, but that doesn't mean that YOUR theory is any more valid.  That's how they're SUPPOSED to be portrayed, and we're left to figure out on our own that it's really the other way around.
 
2013-06-21 08:14:58 AM
One only needs to watch a random episode of the cartoon to find evidence of Pinky's mental superiority. Most of them go like this: 1) Brain comes up with a plan; 2) Pinky makes a relevant observation, but Brain ignores it; and 3) Pinky turns out to be right, Brain fails.
 
2013-06-21 08:31:55 AM
Are the mice filled with yummy green peaness?
 
2013-06-21 08:48:21 AM
Had never given it much thought... Why would I?  But since it was brought up...  I agree with the "Pinky was the genius" thing.  There are actually more then enough reasons to think that. Brain was simply a megalomaniac who believed he was a genius...
 
2013-06-21 09:13:19 AM
Boy, the military application of this study is pretty obvious. Soldiers with twice endurance and dumb enough to take orders.
 
2013-06-21 09:36:45 AM
That explains a lot about Fark.
 
2013-06-21 10:15:23 AM
NARF!
 
2013-06-21 12:03:05 PM

AbiNormal: That explains a lot about Fark.


I think the discussion and confusion around Pinky & The Brain explains a lot more.
 
2013-06-21 01:24:45 PM

Franco: Boy, the military application of this study is pretty obvious. Soldiers with twice endurance and dumb enough to take orders.


DingDingDingDing! We have a winner folks.

/Also makes for a good slave race drug as well.
 
2013-06-21 07:32:08 PM

Uakronkid: But Pinky was the genius.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20382_5-fan-theories-about-cartoons-t ha t-will-ruin-your-childhood_p2.html


Came here to say this.  One is a genus and the other is insane.  Being a lab mouse trying to take over the world is pretty damn insane if you ask me.
 
2013-06-22 10:41:17 AM
My problem with the theory is that it is almost completely based on the (valid) observation that Brain is insane. Fair enough, but Pinky hardly does anything that can be really described as "genius". Sure, he will occasionally point out flaws in Brain's plans, but that tells us more about the quality of Brain's plans. The Cracked article also makes it sound like Pinky is aware of everything and tries to keep Brain in check consciously, and sorry, that's just crap.
 
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