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(LA Times)   Monkey brains explain our fear of reptiles, dinner plans   (latimes.com) divider line 24
    More: Interesting, monkey brains, reptiles, cognitive functions, Japanese macaque, monkeys, National Academy of Sciences, snakes, mammals  
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2013-10-29 11:46:56 AM
I rarely invite them 'round to dinner.
 
2013-10-29 12:15:52 PM
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2013-10-29 12:34:20 PM
The baboon fainting when he uncovers a snake always makes me laugh (Video)
 
2013-10-29 01:15:22 PM
Monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.
 
2013-10-29 01:21:35 PM

BunkoSquad: Monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.


Dammit! With only four posts, and this not being the boobies, I was sure I was going to get it.

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2013-10-29 01:22:33 PM
and sequels.
 
2013-10-29 01:31:53 PM
This is a lie. Everyone knows man's fear of reptiles derives from the original encounter with the serpent by our Ancestor and Patriarch, Adam.
 
2013-10-29 01:37:09 PM
I'm not afraid of reptiles or spiders.

Jellyfish freak me out, though, man.
 
2013-10-29 01:43:56 PM
Monkey paws explain our love of frogurt.
 
2013-10-29 01:45:07 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Monkey paws explain our love of frogurt.


That's good!!
 
2013-10-29 01:50:05 PM

somedude210: Bareefer Obonghit: Monkey paws explain our love of frogurt.

That's good!!


Our love of frogurt is causing obesity
 
2013-10-29 01:52:25 PM
Heard the term "Monkey Court" for the first time while watching Jon Stewart today.

/in the most current context, that is...
 
2013-10-29 02:10:06 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: somedude210: Bareefer Obonghit: Monkey paws explain our love of frogurt.

That's good!!

Our love of frogurt is causing obesity


That's bad...
 
2013-10-29 02:37:40 PM
"Electrical pulses from the pulvinar neurons occurred about 60 microseconds after the snake was presented to the monkeys -- suggesting that the signal might be processed unconsciously. Another pulse came at about 250 microseconds, and that could be associated with feedback from the cortex, where higher cognitive functions are controlled. "

It's milliseconds, not microseconds.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_%28time%29

[one microsecond] 1µs One millionth of one second 1 µs: Time to execute one machine cycle by an Intel 80186 microprocessor

[one millisecond]1ms One thousandth of one second
100-400 ms (=0.1-0.4 s): Blink of an eye
18-300 ms (=0.02-0.3 s): Human reflex response to visual stimuli
 
2013-10-29 03:17:17 PM
Do you have anything simple? Like soup?
 
2013-10-29 03:56:53 PM

aerojockey: This is a lie. Everyone knows man's fear of reptiles derives from the original encounter with the serpent by our Ancestor and Patriarch, Adam.


Adam was just a red herring.

But there still is one thing I don't get.
 
2013-10-29 04:04:05 PM
I'm saving the article as proof for the next time my flinging poop at people is called unnatural.
 
2013-10-29 06:00:42 PM
Ok, then what about the badgers badgers badgers badgers badgers badgers badgers?
 
2013-10-29 06:16:52 PM

NeverDrunk23: aerojockey: This is a lie. Everyone knows man's fear of reptiles derives from the original encounter with the serpent by our Ancestor and Patriarch, Adam.

Adam was just a red herring.

But there still is one thing I don't get.


One thing?
 
2013-10-29 07:43:23 PM
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2013-10-29 08:08:41 PM

BunkoSquad: Monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.


Is that what we ate? *urp*
 
2013-10-29 09:58:22 PM

DarwiOdrade: BunkoSquad: Monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.

Is that what we ate? *urp*


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2013-10-30 12:00:33 AM

Lucky LaRue: The baboon fainting when he uncovers a snake always makes me laugh (Video)


That video doesn't look obviously edited at all...
 
2013-10-30 02:36:23 AM

ZeroCorpse: I'm not afraid of reptiles or spiders.

Jellyfish freak me out, though, man.


I like reptiles and keep house spiders (one wolfy type in my bathroom watches me pee and rode on my hand the last time I vacuumed his room - cool little bugger).

I have been stung, on the crotch no less, by jellyfish and still think they are nifty.
 
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