1. How to Find Sex Of Your Brain?
A test promises to reveal the answer based on your vocabulary and visualization of 3D shapes.
My brain is female — very female, according to the BBC’s Sex I.D. test. I’m empathetic and able to accurately read people’s emotions. I’m attuned to changes in my environment, but suck at spatial judgment. I use words, lots of them. Therefore, the complex bundle of neurons and synapses in my skull can be essentialized as female — a pink brain, a cranial stereotype.
Mind-body social conformity, woo-hoo!
No, but seriously, the test is based on actual scientific findings regarding differences between the sexes. (So is Match.com’s personality test.) They aren’t making this stuff up in an attempt to, say, make me feel bad about my inability to visualize complex rotating 3D images. But, it’s also true that the premise of finding out the sex of your brain is a bit misleading. The implication is that the test reveals the most innate, defining characteristic of your mind, the thing that makes you you. And as we’ve argued countless times before, it just isn’t that simple or straightforward. But, hey, if you’re looking for a Cosmo-style personality quiz injected with a bit of science, look no further.
2. Online Symtoms Checker
Whether you’re trying to find out what might be wrong with you or prepping for your next doctor’s visit, you can start with the Symptom Checker. I use it usually. The WebMD Symptoms checker.
What they says:
When The WebMD Symptom Checker needed a face lift we worked directly with the product and medical staff to create a rich, easy to navigate user interface designed to successfully display over 11,000 symptoms while simultaneously offering advertisers unique sponsorship opportunities by condition.
This tool does not provide medical advice It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
3. Population Tool
The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Fill in your date of birth below to find out.