what thinking sounds like!

(converting neuronal activity into sounds)

The Well-Tempered Brain” took place on 13 August in Summerhall exhibition space in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here Sasha Kagansky, and Sergey Kostyrko, Mark Matthes, and Anton Koch decided collaborate with Paul Roach who has previously set up experiment with neurons grown on a microchip, and made open his Big Data set.

Together with a team of music artists the scientists could experience the energizing capacity of interdisciplinary research at the crossroads of neuroscience, computer science and art. Equipped with computers, EEG sensors, and synthesizers the event gave opportunity to explore what thinking sounds like. “A group of neurons can be imagined like a group of instruments within an orchestra”, explains molecular biologist Sasha Kagansky. While neurons interact and communicate with each other in the human brain, they create electric pulses. These pulses, stored in Big Data sets, can be used in various ways. While graphs are a common way to showcase brain activity, the active neurons’ data sets can also be turned into sound.

For this process of sonification, electric signals from cortical and striatal nerve cells grown on a micro chip are recorded in separate digital channels resulting from corresponding electrodes.

Using different software and hardware solutions, the digital-analog converter allows to pre-process the data in real-time (linearize, filter, extract slices, change the time-scale and etc.) and represent it in the form of electric current. After that, patch cables are used to redirect the flow of electricity from one module to another, to multiply signals and to group different modules together for creating performance-oriented system based on the oscillators, the amplifiers, the filters, the mixers, the multipliers, the ADSR generators and the ring modulators. Finally, this approach helps to organize the electric signals from nerve cells into complex sound structures and music compositions.

brain cells in action(photo by Matt Dunn,Dr.Rosemary Fricker,Paul Roach)

brain cells in action(photo by Matt Dunn,Dr.Rosemary Fricker,Paul Roach)
-content courtesy-globalyoungacademy.net


Face Mate

(painting Sommarnoje(1886)by, Anders Zorn
showing lengthened and broken reflections beneath the boat and pier).
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.But,in the case of human beings, beauty depends on symmetry.If the face is symmetrical in various planes,that face will be beautiful. Face Mate are those with almost similar features on face, and there is high chances that such people will be matching mentally too…..(my own opinion!) . According to Face Mate concept, we’re subconsciously attracted to people with facial features similar to our own, and so there are sites in internet,which uses facial recognition technology to pair up lookalikes.
According to Sigmund Freud,there is something called transference,a phenomenon characterized by unconscious redirection of feelings from one person to another.When you see a person with facial features similar to our own,your good or positive feelings about you,yourself, will be unconsciously redirected to the other person. That seems to imply we all want to date opposite sex versions of ourselves—find Your Fellow Narcissist doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, though.

(photograph from http://www.toptenz.net)

angel beams

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(angelbeams,a new poetess,her wonderful poem,orchids)

Orchids As the third bloom slowly opens its dainty petals
An angel peeps out, beckoning to me
To bask in its beauty, spraying a divine fragrance
A fragrance hitherto unknown, tingling my five senses.

A delicate fragrance caressing me softly
Like the kisses you shower on my face
A fragrance sweeping over like laughing waves
Speckles of love, dancing all around.

A fragrance, like heavenly music from an angel’s harp
Whispering love-notes, only for mine ears
Carrying me swiftly into another world
Filling my soul with droplets of your feelings.

A fragrance, tantalizing my taste-buds
A taste so pure and tender
A taste which makes me hunger for more
Of a love so sweet, delicate and sublime. […]

via — Site Title
visit orginal poem at- angelbeamsblog.wordpress.com


leonid afremov
(painting by Leonid Afremov)
-worth reading the poem by angelbeams-

In a teeny wee valley right across the mountains
Dwelt a field of stardusts, their petals dainty and shiny
So smooth, so soft, so delicate were they
Bobbing up and down, laughing, sheer joy spreading.

Seven petals each one had, creamy white the colour
Stems smooth and glistening, leaves tiny bright green
And when the sun shone down on them
A white carpet they seemed,so pure,fit for a queen[…]

via Perception — Site Title
(Visit angelbeamsblog.wordpress.com)


(picture courtesy facebook)

I was searching for a friend,
with whom I can share anything,
who is nonjudgmental,with a deep perception on life and world,
yesterday I met her in a library ….
we were searching for a book”Real Love”
There were only a single copy of it,
And,We planned to read it together.

The experience was beautiful,
enriched us with so much insights,
and our conversations were
with perfect synchronization
like earth and moon
“Problem with our life is our protecting behaviors,
It kills truth…..it force us to be pretenders,
And we forget what we really needed….”
I said” I was too late to meet you”
She just whispered…..
“nothing is too late”
And looked at me with a romantic smile,
Her gaze was sharp ….into my soul…..
and she put my soul on fire,
which is still burning with a passion for her company,

A great romantic day

(picture courtesy-Erika Kind)
It was a great day of preparations,
To make everything perfect,precious,
to bath in the soft kisses, raining,to,
Fall in love,to make a memorable day…

And it just happened….

It turned to be a great day of romance,
A total surrender to our hearts,so romantic,
Basking in moonlight,dreaming,….feeling….
the warmth and tenderness of soft kisses.

It was her birth day, in the land of love,
Cutting a plum cake,just,an ice breaking,
Exchanging the sweet to swallow,so symbolic,
then deep kisses as if nothing can separate.

Eyes were looking each other, into its own depth,
Our Hearts were sinking into the ocean of affection,
with our naked body,felt the warmth and sweat of,our own,
perspiring desire, to fuse in the fugue of a sweet romance.

Love And Like

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(Picture courtesy-facebook)

  1. Love is an unconditional emotion, while like is a more watered-down version of love.

  2. Loving someone means that he or she means everything to you, while liking someone means that you are simply happy being with that person.

  3. Love involves deeper, stronger emotions, while like is more of a tender feeling towards that special someone.

  4. Love is another person becoming an integral part of your life, while like is being comfortable in the company of a person.


“Flying” kisses

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(picture courtesy-Geographic channel)

How we got attracted to each other!
To reciprocate this love,eternally,

In the beauty of the still lake,
I can see myself in your eyes,vividly.

I cant fly away ,alone….my sweet heart
Let me caress you with my butterfly kisses,

In this loving glow we emits,both we join…..
like dew drops reflecting the romantic sky.

And in this soul filling togetherness,
I am sure,our love will never fly away!

(Picture from pinterest)