Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)
Brain studies find that concern for justice and equality is linked to logic, not emotion.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
A new study finds that people with high “justice sensitivity” are using logic, not emotions. Subjects were put in a fMRI machine, one that measures ongoing brain activity and shown videos of people acting kindly or cruelly toward a homeless person.
Some respondents reacted more strongly than others — hence the high versus low justice sensitivity — and an analysis of the high sensitivity individuals’ brain activity showed that they were processing the images in the parts of the brain where logic and rationality live. “Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven,” explained one of the scientists, “Rather, they are cognitively driven.”
Activists aren’t angry, they reasonably object to unjust circumstances that they understand all too well.
Image borrowed from Jamie Keiles at Teenagerie, who is a high sensitivity individual.
after constantly being made fun of for being “overly politically correct” by my own family members, i needed to see this again
Ok so earthbenders can metal bend, waterbenders can blood bend, and firebenders can lighting bend. What special thing can an airbender do?
if i had a dime for everytime an adult man made me feel uncomfortable
i like having my own apartment bc it means when my family comes to visit i can just say “you’re under my roof” and they can’t protest shit
update my dad is grounded
Textpost Edits: Tenth Doctor edition
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
You said it yourself, bitch, we’re the guardians of the galaxy.
my mom thinks “anime con” means “anime conference”. i keep having to remind her that isn’t what it means
when people don’t realize that i’m being sarcastic
What on earth where do these gifs even come from