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GMx

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Icon 12 posted July 25, 2005 17:51      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Or your brain will shut down temporarily according to this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4714067.stm

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They found that blinking suppressed brain activity in the visual cortex and other areas of the brain - known as parietal and prefrontal - which are usually activated when people become conscious of visual events or objects in the outside world.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2005 18:53      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
GMX_________Back when I was employed I used to blink for maybe twenty minutes at a time, only to be awakened by some loud snorting or growling sound that would usually cause me to say"WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?"

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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2005 19:05      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
But .. but .. I like it.

Oh, wrong blink.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted July 25, 2005 21:50      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
GMx: Very cool article. And I agree - folks, don't blink. [Big Grin] (If you're foolish enough [or someone responsible is compelling you] to use IE, go here instead.)

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted July 26, 2005 05:50      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
But .. but .. I like it.

Oh, wrong blink.

The used are a great band. [Big Grin]
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csk

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Icon 1 posted July 26, 2005 06:23      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
The used are a great band. [Big Grin]

I wonder how many hits from GC people clubblink is getting. I can just imagine the webmaster going "hey, wait a minute, how come we have all these overseas hits all of a sudden. OMG, We are teh famous!!!". Must ask the DJ on Friday [Wink]

And yes, somewhat on topic, the original article was very interesting indeed.

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Icon 1 posted July 26, 2005 10:03      Profile for Jonathan   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
But .. but .. I like it.

Oh, wrong blink.

The Smashing Pumpkins are my favirote band!

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GMx

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Icon 1 posted July 26, 2005 14:14      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That explains a lot of things.
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