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Krista and Tatiana Hogan are craniopagus twins, meaning they’re connected at the head.

They share a structure that connects Krista’s thalamus to Tatiana’s. The thalamus is a double-lobed organ that plays important roles in processing sensory input and creating consciousness.

Since Krista’s and Tatiana’s thalami are connected, scientists and members of the Hogan family think the girls might view the world differently than the rest of us do.

For example, Dr. Cochrane believes the girls can see through each other’s eyes. He came to this conclusion after covering Krista’s eyes, placing electrodes on her head, and watched Krista’s brain respond after shining a light in Tatiana’s pupils.

Other times, one girl will be watching TV while the other is looking somewhere else. Suddenly, the twin not watching TV will start laughing at what’s happening onscreen.

Their “thalamic bridge” also affects their sense of taste. Krista is a ketchup fiend, but Tatiana hates the stuff. Once, Krista was eating ketchup, and Tatiana furiously tried to wipe it off her own tongue even though she wasn’t eating any ketchup herself.

Perhaps the strangest phenomenon of all is that the twins sometimes use the word “I” to describe both of themselves at once.

As of 2011, no one had run any conclusive tests on the girls and their odd condition. However, scientists who have observed their behavior and brain scans are flabbergasted and excited. While no one can say for sure at the moment, it really does seem Krista and Tatiana can share private thoughts and perceive what the other is sensing.

As someone who wants to study consciousness in the future, I can say this is one of the most extraordinary cases I have ever heard of. 

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It’s fascinating there is so much more to the nature of consciousness and “self ” than we can ever parse out into something cogent and understandable. Life is crazy and weird and when we think we understand something, we find out how wrong we are.


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El Tango de Roxanne. | Moulin Rouge Soundtrack. 

#ROOOOOOOOXAAANNNE #YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON THAT RRRRRRED LIGHT #WALK DA STREETS FOR MONAAAAYYY #YOU DON’T CAAARE IF IT’S WRONG OR #IF #IT #IS #RIGHT

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" Jensen Ackles has transformed himself into an utterly bone-weary, helpless, despairing Dean Winchester, with death in his dead eyes. Particularly striking is the one scene in which Dean wipes a completely clean mirror off with his hand, as if he’s hoping that the darkness he sees in his face can simply be erased like that – but only seeing the same deathly expression again. It lasts no more than a minute, but that’s what’s called packing a punch."

Review of ‘Meta Fiction’ from DenofGeek

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I spent the entire first season of SPN making X-Files comparisons!

They are so similar, especially the early seasons! You can clearly tell the inspiration (and many similar staff lol) which is pretty awesome considering the X-Files is top notch


" I’m fairly certain that that mop is solely responsible for the 10th-season pickup."

Jensen about Jared’s hair

New York Times Secrets to the Long Life of ‘Supernatural’

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Picked up on watching X-Files with Sarah lol, the influence on spn was so strong