Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111

Welcome to a week of transition!

The weather is changing. A cyclone that was expected to rock our Diwali festivities took a detour and moved elsewhere. A terror regime has ended, hopefully bringing peace to Syria. The Western world celebrates Halloween (parts of other worlds too), compelling a rethink on what certain masks or symbols mean to us.

I see it as a lot of ammo for a writers’ brain. But when are writers not thinking?


Here is a mind-blowing (pun intended) 2-minute video on what happens inside the human brain.

A brief on the video

Using more than 100 hours of MRI scans of a human brain unaffected by neurological disease or traumatic brain injuries, a team at the NICC (Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness) compiled the highest-resolution rendering of a full human brain on record, detecting objects smaller than 0.1 millimetres. 

The video pairs the imagery with an excerpt from the album Chapel by the US electronic musician and music-cognition researcher Grace Leslie, in which she converts her brainwaves into music.

Credit: Aeon Magazine

I’m sure heads are abuzz with a lot of activity. Maybe, your music is different, and that is what we would like to hear. Where do the waves carry you?

As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link here. If you are choosing a pingback, please check if it has worked. There have been instances of pingbacks not working in the past. Tag it ‘Reena’s Exploration Challenge’ for easy location in the blog roll.

Please give due credits to Aeon Magazine and the album Chapel by Grace Leslie


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26 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111

    1. English version

      mind screams – Infidelity
      heart gives a chance
      case yet to be won….

      intimacy with rivals
      do register, but…
      vulgarity yet to be seen…

      deviousness recalled
      all the mean tricks, but
      greatness yet to be shed…

      I want to mend fences
      but the mind says ‘Stop’
      fear of rebuke yet remains…

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