I am a writer. I graduated with degrees in physics and neuroscience (master's and doctorate) and did postdoctoral fellowships in neuroscience at York University and the University of Calgary. Time perception, brain networks and novels are my interests.
I presented the "vector time perception model" which suggests subjective time (time in the brain) follows the rules in physics and can be formulated by entropy and relativity. This model explores this idea that two timing systems (objective and subjective) work under a global formulation.
ُWhen we say "hello to the world" (the simplest output of an intelligent system), more than one billion neural messages must be transmitted through neural computing units (neurons). This huge communication structure creates a complex network. To analysis this complex system, we need special mathematical methods and one approach is graph theory analysis.
In several scientific papers, we investigated the complex brain networks in health and diseases using graph theory analysis. We showed distortions in these networks, are associated with different disorders like ADHD, depression, stuttering and so on. Furthermore, we revealed specific features of brain networks that are involved in various cognitive states like problem solving. In 2020, we suggested the spectral graph theory as a reliable approach to find the synchronizability in functional brain networks.
Figure description: The functional brain network that is involved in stuttering (Ghaderi et. al., 2018)
How does the brain perceive time? Why do we sometimes feel that time is flying and sometimes, time passes very slowly? Where is the origin of this time dilation and compression in the brain? These are questions that I try to answer. To this aim I consider the concept of time in the physics and I try to apply this concept in neuroscience.
The title of my phd thesis was "brain activity during subjective time dilation and compression". In several experiments we have shown that physical properties in brain networks are involved in subjetive time distortions. These distorsions are closely related to the brain entropy, brain network integration/segregation, and speed of information processing in the brain. These results suggested the "vector time perception model".
I published my first novel (in farsi), "Steep" in 2019 (Tehran). My second novel "The Actress and The Genius" is ready to publish.