Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111 – I think, therefore I am


Welcome to a week of transition!


“I think therefore I am”

Cogito, ergo sum


What is the difference between the mind and the brain?

My brain is my physical organ of thought. It is visible and material. Whereas, my mind is not visible and not material. It is my conscious thought, my attitude, my feelings, my belief, and my imagination. My mind has power all over my body, overall my cells and it governs how I am going to be.

The capability of our brain to think it’s translated into conscious thoughts by our minds. This is what sets humans apart from the rest of the creation. To think, then to imagine and feel and then convert that into abstract and practical concepts. That we can think, is a function that humans possess in common with other animals. But that we can think creatively and produced something as the result of that thought process is our unique ability.

There is a creator, an artist, a painter or a musician hidden in us somewhere. We explore our minds and bring forth the talent.

That is the majesty of our minds.

We think, therefore, we are!



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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