How to Alter What Your Brain Remembers?

If you know anything about neuroscience, you will know that how we remember things is by how your neurocircuits fire in your brain. After firing a certain way a number of times, and when consolidated by sleep, that's when you remember things more effectively. Similarly, for all the other things which your neurocircuits fire less… Continue reading How to Alter What Your Brain Remembers?

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The Origin of Mathematical Symbols

Long story short, mathematical symbols exist because mathematicians got tired of writing out things which appear commonly in full. For example, the "=" simply means "is equal to", but is sure as hell easier to write. Robert Recorde, a mathematician in the 16th century, suggested using 2 horizontal parallel lines equal in length to depict… Continue reading The Origin of Mathematical Symbols

Let’s Go Against the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Is it possible to have a system where the 2nd law of thermodynamics is not obeyed? Theoretically, yes! Especially if your system is small enough. To understand this statement, we have to understand what the 2nd law really says. Entropy of an isolated system can never decrease over time. This is another way of saying… Continue reading Let’s Go Against the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Do You Feel Ikigai?

If you haven't seen this very popular image of what Ikigai is, do take a moment to absorb what it is about. Somehow, the mathematician in me just can't help wondering that it should be a 3D tetrahedral representation rather than just flat, unless it is very clear that there are no cases where there… Continue reading Do You Feel Ikigai?