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How do we know when to pee?


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How do we know when to pee?

You’re driving somewhere, eyes on the road, when you start to feel a tingling sensation in your lower abdomen. That extra-large Coke you drank an hour ago has made its way through your kidneys into your bladder. “Time to pull over,” you think, scanning for an exit ramp.

To most people, pulling into a highway rest stop is a profoundly mundane experience. But not to neuroscientist Rita Valentino, who has studied how the brain senses, interprets and acts on the bladder’s signals. She’s fascinated by the brain’s ability to take in sensations from the bladder, combine them with signals from outside of the body, like the sights and sounds of the road, then use that information to act—in this scenario, to find a safe, socially appropriate place to pee. “To me, it’s really an example of one of the beautiful things that the brain does,” she says.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-do-we-know-when-to-pee-180984448/

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The best indicator...

Look at the 3rd beer bottle,when it's halfway gone, it's time 😆

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3 hours ago, CrimsonKing said:

The best indicator...

Look at the 3rd beer bottle,when it's halfway gone, it's time 😆

For me it's an hour after my 2 morning coffees,usually while out with the dog,and a 2 mile walk back home 😛

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For old timers like me with a bladder the size of a grape, an hour is a stretch.  Fortunately as compensation, worry about what other people think also becomes a distant memory.  A tree no bigger than a fence post seems like a highway oasis. ;)

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 . . .It helps if you look up into the tree, as if examining it.  
How do we know when to pee?  When to pee?   NOW!*  ..Where  is the problem.

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