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Feb. 8th, 2010

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THE BEST NEUROSCIENCE STUDY GUIDE EVER
(BECAUSE IT HAS CATS)














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Visual description:

Title: Sparkling letters that read "THE BEST NEUROSCIENCE STUDY GUIDE EVER
(BECAUSE IT HAS CATS)"

Image: A small orange kitten peering up on a white background.
Text: You're pretty amazing, if you think about it. See, everything that happens in your body is controlled by these tiny things called neurons.

Image: A huge tabby cat being held by a girl. And I do mean huge! It's almost the size of a bob cat!
Text: No, tinier.

Image: A photoshopped image of a kitten sitting in the palm of someone's hand. It's probably about four inches long.
Text: Even tinier.

Image: Another photoshop of a REALLY tiny kitten, barely bigger than a thumbnail, sitting between the fingers of someone's hand.
Text: Close enough!

Image: A grey tabby kitten staring at a glass of milk.
Text: These super useful chemicals called neurotransmitters are made in your neurons.

Image: A kitten looking very confused, with the text "WHUT" written on it.
Text: They pop into existence, made by these things called enzymes. (Don't worry, you're not gonna get tested.)

Image: A mother Siamese cat sitting in a basket with a litter of kittens.
Text: You can sorta think of enzymes like the neurotransmitters' moms, if you want! XD

Image: An orange tabby kitten chewing on the rim of a basket.
Text: After they're made, they're packed into these little things called vesicles.

Image: An orange tabby curled up in a tiny white box.
Text: Almost.

Image: A cat face peering out of a narrow bag. It looks like a kitten spring roll!
Text: Not quite.

Image: Two kittens, one grey and one brown, nestled in tea cups.
Text: That'll do.

Image: A big furry ragdoll cat sitting on a keyboard in outer space
Text: So these little neurotransmitter vesicles sort of float around in their neurons until...

Image: A calico cat springing into the air. There are yellow stars all over the next three images.
Text: GURGLE!

Image: An orange kitten leaping in the air.
Text: WHOOSH!

Image: A jumping cat with lightning coming out of its paws.
Text: ZAP!

Image: A kitten bounding happily through a bright green field.
Text: A tiny little shock called an action potential pushes the neurotransmitters out of their vesicles and...they're free!

Image: A person grabbing a grey tabby kitten by the scruff of its next. The kitty looks annoyed!
Text: ...Almost.

Image: A white kitten sitting in a person's lap. It's sitting human-style and looking very pleased with itself.
Text: Lots of the time, they hook onto other neurons at cozy little places called post-synaptic receptors.

Image: A white kitting laying on its back across a computer keyboard keyboard.
Text: Sometimes, they hang around in their home neuron on things called auto-receptors and stop others from getting out of the neuron.

Image: A furry cat but and tail walking through a cat door.
Text: Eventually, most neurotransmitters go back to their home neuron.

Image: A mother tabby cat wth a grey kitten in her mouth.
Text: And sometimes enzymes come back around and scoop them up.

Image: A fuzzy little kitten sitting at the bottom of a stairway, looking around the corner very curiously.
Text: But not before that little spark, that action potential, has done something.

Image: A black and white tuxedo cat sitting a a cat-sized computer, using a cat-sized mouse.
Text: Maybe it helped you do some math!

Image: A calico cat looking very silly as he's about to sneeze.
Text: Or sneeze!

Image: A calico cat looking very happy as he chomps on a cob of corn.
Text: Or taste a corn!

Image: A tiny orange kitten sitting in a cat bed, with a kitty smile on his face.
Text: Or smile.

Image: A mother cat laying with a kitten. They look like they're hugging!
Text: We actually really hope you smiled.

Image: A bunch of orange firework flares forming the face of a cat on a sidewalk at night.
Text: And in each moment you're alive, there are like kajillion of these things sparking through your body, firing away with ideas and memories and emotions, like some crazy beautiful fireworks in a summer sky.

Image: A grey kitten snuggling with a yellow lab dog.
Text: You're pretty amazing, if you think about it.



This week, I've worked with one Mr. alephz who has written a stirring and basically awesome ode to SCIENCE! right here!

Aaaand many many special thanks go out to zia_narratora, without whom this entry wouldn't have even been possible! ♥

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ohstarling
Feb. 9th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
OMG, that was the most adorable educational thing I've ever seen! Reminds me of this, but way more incorporated! :D
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Awwwh, that's adorable. Baby animals make everything waaaaay better, that is my theory. X3
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alephz
Feb. 9th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
OMG!

<3!!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
kjsdhks I can't believe I got it done!
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azelmaroark
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
ROFL I WANT TO SHOW THIS TO MY ELECTROPHYS PROFS SO BAD IT WOULD MAKE THEIR LIVES AHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Epic. Win.
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Bwahaha! Send away!

...though they will probably be all like 'WHATTTTT SHE FORGOT ABOUT PEPTIDE NEUROTRANSMITTERS AND AND AND...BUNCHES OF OTHER STUFF!'

XDDD
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beautyofgrey
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
SQUEE! I agree that it is the most adorable educational thing that I have ever seen!!!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
XD

I had to study for an exam while writing my entry! This was my solution...funnest studying evar.
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liret
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
OMG. You need to publish a book explaining complicated scientific concepts with kittens.
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
Somebody DEFINITELY needs to! School would be 89738 times cuter.
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cacophonesque
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
I love you Cat! This is awesome and inspirational and science is so frakking cool!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
D'awwh, TY! Like I was saying on alephz entry, science totally is so cool and crazy, it sometimes practically feels like magic, in the wondrous, everything-is-possible kinda way.
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rowena742
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Dude. Can you do kitty economics next?
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
jsakkjds

Someday I will write a whole series! XD
dharmavati
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
OMG THIS WAS THE CUTEST. I want to snuggle with this post.
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
D'awwh! Well, it wants you to scritch its chin and maybe knead on your pillow for a while. :3
kandigurl
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
SO ADORABLE. I still have no idea what's going on, because I'm bad at science, but ZOMG KITTIES.
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
D'awwh! It's always a good time for kitties!
wendelah1
Feb. 9th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
This is so wonderful!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Awwwh, TY! It was way too much fun to do!
drippedonpaper
Feb. 9th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
I LOVE IT! And science is usually hard for me to understand.

SOOO creative!:)

I love the ones in the teacups best:)
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
Kitties help with EVERYTHING! Srsly, I've learned so much from mine! They are wise little creatures. :3
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pixiebelle
Feb. 9th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
That was adorable!!! I loved it! I simply adore cats, so you won me over with the pictures alone, but your commentary was awesome!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
D'awwwh! TY! Cats are total fuzzy love!
elohisa
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
OH MY GOODNESS, CAT. THIS IS GORGEOUS. You outdid yourself, with both the idea/concept and the way you pulled off the words with the appropriate images. This is one of my favorites, because of the way you tied it all together in the end with such a beautiful message.

I absolutely love how you used the words with the pictures. The final touch is the last picture, but my favorite part has to be where you use a picture without kittens.

with ideas and memories and emotions,
like some crazy beautiful fireworks in a summer sky


That is so wonderful, and I think this post is not only cute and adorable, but that it also will remind everyone who sees it that each one of us is pretty amazing, if you and I and everyone else just takes the time to really think about it. ♥
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
sjdkfd omg such compliments!

You are such a sweetheart. It was a really fun entry (plus I got to call it studying!) to do, and I'm so happy I got to work with alephz. He came up with the science theme, in fact and we both came up with entries with really similar feelings, I think! Mind meld, yayay!

And to give credit where credit's due, Tea did the layout when my computer started suddenly sputtering on a virus, and she did a great job!
malruniel11
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
totally amazing and cutes! Squeegasm!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Hee, TY! It was the best way to study everrr.
kutiechick
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMG ---------- cutest thing ever! I'm so glad you were able to get this post in on time. Super duper cute, Cat!!!!! <3333
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Me too! TEA ROCKS YES SHE DOES!
comedychick
Feb. 9th, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
So cute! Whoever knew science could be so cute? XD
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
They go together so well! XD
joeymichaels
Feb. 9th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
Haha! I would like to link this to a few outside of LJI places if that is ok with you! Awesomeness!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
qvhjabvf

OF COURSE! I'd be totally honored! X)
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tamaraland
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
I don't even like cats and I'm voting for this!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
D'awwh, TY! You don't like cats! *is shocked* :O

XP
rattsu
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
.... HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO MAKE YOUR ENTRIES EVEN MORE ADORABLE?

This I will never know. I squeed. Loudly.
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha!

CUTE IS MY JOB, SIR! *salutes*
baxaphobia
Feb. 9th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
Well, I'll come back to see if there is a description.
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
It's up now! Sorry I didn't have it there right away, I almost had to drop out and just got it posted 20 minutes to the deadline!

*makes a sheepish face*
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oberonia
Feb. 9th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Awesome! *laugh*
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
XDDD

CAT PIRATE ICON, ZOMG! ♥
myscribbles
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Absolutely wonderful, this entry, in fact you whole journal gave me a smile today
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
D'awwwh, I'm so happy to hear it!

<333
chocolatrouge
Feb. 9th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
This is by far the CUTEST, most ADORABLE study guide I have ever encountered. :) ♥ ♥ ♥ Thanks to Zia Narratora!
hug_machine
Feb. 9th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
XD

Kitties and zia_narratora punch the awesome up to eleven!
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mstrobel
Feb. 9th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
This is the best ever! And I actually learned something I think XD

The vesicle kitties are the CUTEST. The second one reminds me of my cat. Complete with box XD
hug_machine
Feb. 11th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yay for learning! Yay for kitties! ♥
supremegoddess1
Feb. 9th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
awesome sauce!
hug_machine
Feb. 11th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
D'awwwh, I'm glad you enjoyed! ^^
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