Family is Everything

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   Our greatest inspiration in life is our family—parents, siblings, wife, husband, niece and nephews even our grandparents. Not only the biological family but also true More »

Flower Pattern and Mandala in Sweet Potato

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   Few days ago I crave to eat sweet potatoes cooked in coconut milk with sugar and jackfruit meat. While chopping the sweet potatoes (Camote in More »

Understanding People

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   When looking at people is like trying to look at a pair of slipper with hundred varieties of style and of color. All look similar More »

Forgive Others for not Being Kind

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon    To understand people of how they act and misbehave is the kindest thing we do to ourselves. I repeat, it is the kindest and most beautiful More »

Continue that Dream! Happy 2017!

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon     Life without a dream is nothing! It is the fire that keep us going. It gives life to the soul. It is the breath of More »

Small Note

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon   While going to the vet clinic to pick-up my rescued cat after his neuter, a man approached us with his small note written “Apology for More »

Smile Don’t Cost a Thing

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon “Good morning ma’am,” the lady security guard says to the staffs of women who pass by at the x-ray security machine at the entrance of a More »

“Seeking for an Answer”-Personal Experiences about Religion

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon   It is not a surprise to me if some people hate me for what I am writing about religion and cannot accept some ideas that More »

Usual Unusual

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon   It was 12th of February, Friday after office during rushed hour where traffic is so heavy and commuting is such a burden.  It is so More »

Real, True, and Pure

Written and posted by: Margie Babon   Be blessed when you are able to find real, true, honest, and pure people. They are very seldom to find and rare to come into More »

“The Brain in Action”-The Power of Your Brain Entries

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon

 

400px3

“As the fruit to the tree and the water to the spring, so is action to thought. It does not come into manifestation suddenly and without a cause. It is the result of a long and silent growth; the end of hidden process which has long been gathering force.

Every thought, every act, every habit, is the direct outcome of a certain fixed belief, and one’s conduct alters only as one’s belief are modified, not by external force but by its own self-improvement.”                                                                                                                                            -Excerpt from the book, As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen

 

Human beings share the same task when it comes to the function of the brain…. neurologically, structurally, and biologically. Generally, we behave, we function, we work, we think, we move, we communicate in a similar way. The brain has archaic compartment where the location of the skills, behavior, and traits makes us the same. This is how the brain is organized.

1br

Illustration showing archaic compartment in the human brain where cognitive skills and learning are located.

Thinking is not compartmentalized but a continuous process of the brain. But having a thought of new information can be likened to having its own module, having its own cubicle signifying that a single piece of information is connected to a certain cognitive skills. The more learning and new experiences we gain; the more nerve cells connection we create in the brain. And this is how each individual separates one another—on how they are upgrading their brain through connection of  the neurons.  The more connections in the brain, the more information, learning  and the more skills we create.

Here is the 3rd set of The Power of the Brain cartoon collection showing the cognitive skills of the human brain.

 

 

basu-India

Cartoon by: Abhik Basu, India

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” -Elbert Hubbard

 

 

zudin3a

Cartoon by: Alexander Zudin, Russia

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” -William Shakespeare

“Experience is like a comb that life gives you when you are bald.” -Navjot Singh Sidhu

 

 

ali ghanaat3

Cartoon by: Ali Ghanaat, Iran

 “Gluttony is an emotional escape; a sign something is eating us.” – Peter De Vries

 

 

ALMOTHEBEST

Cartoon by: Moukolo Monny, Cameroon

 “Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity.”- Robin S. Sharma

 

 

KISSAS 03

kissas 01

Illustration by: Augoustinos Kissamitakis, Greece

“Rhythm and sounds are born with syllables.” -Jean Philippe Rameau

 

 

 “We’re all born bald, baby.” -Telly Savalas

 

 

Ba-Bilig01

Cartoon by: Bilig Ba, China

 “Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.” -Jonathan Swift

 

 

babei

Cartoon by: Esmaeil Babei, Iran

 “Bad habit is like a tree. When you live by it for too long, it’s difficult to pull out.” -Anonymous

 

 

prodcd

Illustration by: Borislav Hegedusic, Croatia

 “Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.” -John F. Kennedy

 

 

crod

Illustration by: Roberto Sergio Rodriguez

 “I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.” -Rita Mae Brown 

 

Charlly1

Cartoon by: Dragomir Djukic Charlly, Montenegro

 “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” -Ausonius

 

 

Slika 4

Cartoon by: Darko Dožaić, Croatia

 “It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” -Norman Schwarzkopf


 

DoruAxinte-Romania

Cartoon by: Doru Axinte, Romania

 “I’m actually banned from the Himalayas, because I’m too good at yoga.” -Judah Friedlander

 

 

Ehsan cheraghi iranshahi

Cartoon by: Ehsan Cheraghi Iranshahi, Iran

 “Dreaming men are haunted men.” -Stephen Vincent Benet 

 

G3

Cartoon by: Guibao Gai, China

 “When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.” – Ray Kroc

 

 

Petrry and Crisan - Romania1

380

Illustration by: Petry and Crisan, Romania

“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.” Dr. Seuss
 

 

 

Licurici_2

Cartoon by: George Licurici, Romania

 “Well, I’m working all the time to stay out of trouble!” -Eminem

 

 

m2

 “I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” -Demi Lovato

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” -Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

Mozaksaobracaj

mm1

Cartoon by: Mileta Miloradovic, Serbia

 “Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery – it recharges by running.” -Bill Watterson


 

nik2

nikolay1

Cartoon by: Nikolay Levkovskiy, Ukraine

 “All the world loves a clown.” -Cole Porter

“I think we all have the urge to be a clown, whether we know it or not.” -Ernest Borgnine


 

raed khalil3

raed khalil1

raed khalil-syria-4

Cartoon by: Raed Khalil, Syria

“Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.” -Barack Obama

 

 

r3

r4

r2

Cartoon by: Rahim Bagmisheh, Iran

“Old age is the verdict of life.” – Amelia Barr

 

 

 

razm3

r4

Cartoon by: M.S. Razm Hosseini, Iran

 “Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.” -Elijah Wood

 

 

suratno

Cartoon by: Suratno, Indonesia

 “That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.” -Jeff Foxworthy

 

 

vv

Cartoon by: Vladimir Vasiliev

“Working hard or working smart?” -Anonymous

 

zhalehyoosefinezhad (9)_resized

Zhaleh1

Cartoon by: Illustration by: Zhaleh Yoosefinezhad, Iran

 “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”-Harry S Truman

 

 

——–

Note to the Illustrator and Cartoonist:

To all illustrator and cartoonist that the work appeared in this post, if you notice that a logo or brand that you included in your drawing was missing, we deleted and edited your work, thus we still consider to accept your work. And to those who have submitted promoting a product, those entries are rejected.

Showing brand, product and logo even social site logo has copyright and we cannot post it in public without any permission.

 

——-

Other cartoon collections (The Power of Your Brain) to watch out for:

Set 4:  The Missing Brain

Set 5:  My Heart or My Brain

Set 6:  A Dream in A Dream

Set 7:  Rage, Anger and Pain

 

To all the cartoonist who have submitted their work, please bear with us. Editing the pixel of your work and uploading the cartoon images and arranging it to a final post is pure hard work. Give us few days to finish the work.

 

“Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

 

Credits:

Illustration of archaic compartment of the brain from pinterest.com

Inspirational quote from brainyquote.com and goodreads.com

 

 

 

Where Do I Owe?

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

brain

Cartoon by: Vitaliy Levitskiy, Ukraine

 

Where do I owe

How I think

How I imagine

Things, goals, dreams

Parents, family

Colleagues, friends

Teachers, society

Even not to any

 

Where do I owe

Talent and skills

How it started

How it evolves

From youth

To age of gold

 

Where do I owe

the power,

the language

to speak,

to express

certain things

 

Where do I owe

the ability

to sing

the rhythm

the hymn

inside me

 

Like a conductor

Orchestrating

This thy Self

Is it?

In my thinking brain

Or to my Highest Self

Where I owe

duties, ambition

worries, failure

achievement

spiritual soul

 

Behind these

Who is

the great

grand genius

scientist

psychic

even billionaires

still unknown

 

Thinking deep

make me sip

more coffee

Finding myself

in bitter sweet

a cup of mysteries

top with

full cream curiosity

 

Where do I owe…

 

“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.” – Elizabeth Bowen 

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”- Neil Armstrong

“If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.” -Anna Freud

 

 

About the Cartoonist:

levitskiy

Vitaliy Levitskiy is a Civil Engineer, architect and a pensioner. He is a member of the cartoonist Association of Ukraine and began pursuing his passion in cartoon drawings in 1960 and from then on, he keeps participating in different international and local competitions. e-mail: levitskivitali@gmail.com

 

 

 

“The Genius Brain” – The Power of Your Brain Best Entries

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon

 

Best Entries-final

 

Very few people reach the distinction of being a “genius.” Of course there are many factors to consider to say that a person is a genius but the most important quality of being a genius is “they keep using their fullest potential.”

Once again, Hyperkreeytiv is very proud to discover these “geniuses” cartoonist, illustrator, and artist from different parts of the world showcasing their distinctive work. A big thank you to all of you and to other participants. We truly appreciate your effort, time, and patience for selflessly sharing a part of your heart and soul—your amazing work!!

Here are the best entries from more than hundred entries of “The Power of Your Brain” International Cartoon Submission 2017. Enjoy!!

 

“Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.” -Mark Twain

 

Top Entries Showing the Human Brain

1.     Edwin Perales Gonzales, Peru

PeralesG3

 

“Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire”-. Bernard Williams

 

PeralesG2

“Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.” – Edward de Bono

PeralesG1

“I’m pretty sure my love affair with science-fiction started with ET.” -Shiloh Walker

 

EPGEdwin Perales was born in Sept. 12, 1969.  He is a graphic designer and illustrator from Peru. His work received exceptional awards in cartoon competitions in different countries like Belgium, Portugal, Colombia, Iran and Indonesia.

e-mail: enpg@hotmail.com

 

“Laughing brains are more absorbent.” – Alton Brown

 

2.     Dimitrios Georgopalis, Greece

GEORGOPALIS_2

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

 

dg1

“Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.” -Ellen G. White

 

GEORGOPALIS_3

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

DGDimitrios Georgopalis was born in Corfu, Greece in 1973. He studied Business Administration and Byzantine Hagiography. His drawings have been published to locally renown magazines such as Anti, Epilogi, Galera, and Moto triti and in the famous newspaper APOGEYMATINH.

Currently, Dimitrios is working as cartoonist and illustrator for the daily newspaper EIDISIS and the weekly Real News. He is the founding member and Secretary of the Greek Cartoonist Association Club in Greece.

e-mail: dgeo73@yahoo.gr   website: www.georgopolis.com 

 

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.” -Peter Ustinov 

 

 

3.     Slobodan Butir, Croatia

 

butir1f

“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” – J. K. Rowling

butir2f

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” -Dr. Seuss

 

butir3f

“In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.” – Anthony Joshua

butir4f

“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” – Donovan Bailey

 

butir5f

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.” -William Feather

butir6f

“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” -Johan Cruyff

butir7

“There’s something messed up with my brain.” -Ryan Gosling

 

SlobodanSlobodan Butir age 60 was graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Split, Croatia. He has published about 10,000 cartoons in various daily newspaper and magazines where he has been working for many years. Slobodan also worked in a local diary of Slobodan Dalmacija in Split. He held several exhibitions and won numerous awards from local and abroad such as China, Romania, Korea, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Iran, and Slovakia. He illustrates several books, especially those for children. Currently working for a theater poster and painting in Croatia.

e-mail: slobodanbutir@yahoo.com

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” -Vince Lombardi

 

 

4.     Mohamed Ajeg

ajeg1

“Love is like a puzzle. First it is confusing and frustrating, but when you figure it out, it’s a beautiful thing.” -Anonymous

“I would like a boyfriend. I’m a very happy person and it is the final, final piece of the puzzle. I’m looking for that shout-it-out-from-the-mountaintops, fall-in-love person.” -Andy Cohen

 

ajegMohamed Ajeg is 35-year old Moroccan artist. He graduated taking the course Bachelor on Plastic Arts. He is an art teacher for 8 years specializing in plastic art education. His drawings and cartoon were published in different publication and websites. Recently, he got the “Voloevento” prize in International Competition Italia 2017 entitled, “Cartoo’n Kite” and a special prize from Morocco International Cartoon Contest. 

 “I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.” – Mike Rowe


 

5.     Saeed Sadeghi, Iran

Saeed Sadeghi2 “There’s something happening in the world that didn’t happen before. We are acting like one big brain.” -Antonio Banderas

 

“If you’re embarking around the world in a hot-air balloon, don’t forget the toilet paper.” – Richard Branson

 

bw

 

Saeed Sadeghi is an art teacher and was born in 1974 in Jahrom, Iran. He studied Bachelor of Arts in painting from Tehran Art University. He is a cartoonist in local newspaper and magazines and Vice President of International Cartoon FECO in Iran.

 

 “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai


 

6.     Yang Xia, China

LR

“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.” -Eric Burdon

 

yang xia

Yang Xia graduated from De Zhou College of Fine Arts. Her love for the cartoon leads to some publishing in prominent newspaper and magazines in China. She currently lives in Dong Ying City in Shandong Province of China.

e-mail: mingyang989@163.com

 

“Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.”- Plato


 

7.     Zlatko Krstevski, Macedonia

scan252

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” -Thomas A. Edison

  

zZlatko Krstevski was born in 1969 in Prilep, Macedonia. He finished the course Fine Arts major in Skopje. He organized more than 20 one-man exhibitions on painting and drawing and participated in more than a hundred international exhibitions. Zlatko is also an author and photographer of four-books on cultural heritage of Prilep. Currenly, he is the President of Center for Visual Arts “Byzant” and lives in Priplep, Krakow with his life-partner.

 e-mail: vizant@home.mk  website: http://www.gallery-museum.mk

 

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” -Aldous Huxley

 

 

 8.     Rasha Mahdi, Egypt

rasha2

Brain: “She doesn’t like you.”  Heart: “What if she does?”

 “I am racking my brains to find out why he left without saying goodbye to me.” -Eva Braun

sh

Rasha Mahdi graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Section in 1997. She is a member of the Organization of Egyptian cartoonists and Egyptian Fine Artists. Currently working as cartoonist, story board illustrator, creative and graphic designer for advertising campaigns.

Her work was published in most of the Famous Arab newspapers, magazines and websites as editorial cartoonist focusing on human, women and children’s right. She participated in different exhibitions in Dubai, Morocco, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, and France.

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Rasha-Mahdi-Cartoon-House/

“The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do.” -Lionel Hampton

  

 9.     Zbigniew Kolaczek, Poland

 Zbigniew5

“Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.” -H. P. Lovecraft

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” -Winston Churchill

 

kz

 

Zbigniew was born in 1964 in Zyrardow. He is a freelance cartoonist and book illustrator and studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Department of Grafic, Poland.

 

 

“I wanted to become an illustrator as a child.” – Karl Lagerfeld

 

 10. Raed Khalil, Belgium

raed khalil2

“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” -Bertrand Russell

“The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.” -Washington Irving

 

raedRaed Khalil is a Syrian cartoonist and begun his cartoon publication in 1988. He is the Director of Syria cartoon and Director of Syrian International Cartoon Contest and have organized the first SYRIAN International Cartoon Contest in 2005.

website: http://www.raedcartoon.com/

 

“Tell me that you don’t like cartoons, and I think there’s something wrong with you. I don’t understand why people don’t like cartoons.” -John DiMaggio

 

 

 ————————————————

Top Entries Showing the Cognitive Skills

 

1.     Emad Salehi, Iran

 salehi

“What makes me happy is just keeping my brain challenged and stimulated and on its toes.” – Seth MacFarlane

absd (8)

 Emad Salehi was born in 1980 in Iran. He holds Diploma in Graphic and Doctorate in Business Administration. He conducts about 40 exhibitions of his work in painting and caricature. He is a recipient of several awards from different competitions like the second biennial held in Dubai in 2002 where he won first prize.   e-mail: halob7@yahoo.com

“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.”  -Aristotle

 

 

2.     Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek, Poland

Eruption

“The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.” -Raoul Vaneigem

kw

Born in 1955 in Torun and graduated at Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1980, Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek pursues book illustrations for children, cartoons, graphic, painting and drawing. Participated in individual and group exhibitions of graphics, painting and illustration in Poland and abroad. Her work received international awards like the competition “Olive” where she got the Grand Prix. See more of her amazing work in her website and google plus.

e-mail:  bajkowiec@gmail.com      website: bajkowiec.blogspot.com

“I live a very joyful life, with a lot of laughter and good times.” -Kimberly Elise

 

 

 3.     Efat Amjadipoor, Iran

efat amjadipoor-iran

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” -Muhammad Ali

ea

Iranian cartoonist and illustrator Efat Amjadipoor  was born in 1989 in Mashhad, Iran. She participates in various national and international festivals where she received numerous prizes.

 e-mail: efat_amjadipoor@yahoo.com

 

 “An illustration is a visual editorial – it’s just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.” -Charles M. Blow

 

 

4.     Érico Junqueira Ayres, Brazil

Ayres3

“I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint.” -Little Richard

 

“I always think about the next generation and creating a different blueprint for them. That’s my goal: to let them know there’s another way.” -Janelle Monae

Ayres2

“No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.” -William Shakespeare

 

Érico

Erico Junqueira Ayres was born in Salvador, Brazil in May 26, 1948 and live in São Luis (Brazil) since 1956. A self-taught in graphic arts and cartoonist since 1969 and has published six graphic humor books. He graduated in Civil Engineering and Doctorate in Urban & Regional Planning. Currently retired from Federal University of Maranhão.

“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” -Abe Lemons

 

5.     Masoumeh Rahimi, Iran

mr

“Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.” -Richard Lovelace

“I existed in a world that never is – the prison of the mind.” -Gene Tierney

 

mr-bw

Masoumeh Rahimi was born in 1986 and currently living in Iran where she obtained graphic diploma in arts.

Email: masoumerahimi12@gmail.com

 

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” -Christie Brinkley

 

6.     Igor Smirnov, Russia

Igor2

“Live like you’re already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you.” -Jeff Bridges

 

IgorIgor Smirnov was born in Moscow in 1944. Graduated from Institute of Arts and work as a cartoonist and illustrator since 10970. He received more than 70 awards from international and local competitions like the French Academy of Caricature and Russian Academy of Arts. Igor live and work in Moscow.

e-mail: smirnovigor44@bk.ru

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” -Victor Hugo

 

 

————–

Everyone has a touch of being a genius but many are afraid to overcome their own fear of expressing who they are, cultivating their talent and follow passionately what do they really want in life.

Human brain is goal-oriented organism and it knows by itself that it wants to succeed and make accomplishments. And this is what separates the genius from average people—- genius understands that the power within them is to take action of what is in their mind. To produce something out of the thinking mind like the artist, cartoonist, and illustrator that produce tangible results out of imagination, deep thinking and passion.

Again, thank you very much to all the participants around the globe. Know that all of you are incredibly genius!!

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald 

 

Credits:

Quote from Goodreads and Brainy Quote

Cartoon and illustration by:

Edwin Perales Gonzales, Peru

Dimitrios Georgopalis, Greece

Slobodan Butir, Croatia

Mohamed Ajeg, Morocco

Saeed Sadeghi, Iran

Yang Xia, China

Zlatko Krstevski, Macedonia

Rasha Mahdi, Egypt

Zbigniew Kolaczek, Poland

Raed Khalil, Belgium

Emad Salehi, Iran

Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek, Poland

Efat Amjadipoor, Iran

Érico Junqueira Ayres, Brazil

Masoumeh Rahimi, Iran

Igor Smirnov, Russia

 

“Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains.” -Knute Rockne

 

Watch out for other entries coming soon!

 

The Power of Your Brain Cartoon Collection–Coming Soon!!

Posted By:Margie Babon

 

sept10

 

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” -Richard Dawkins

“Our brains are either our greatest assets or our greatest liabilities.” -Robert Kiyosaki

“With luck on your side, you can do without brains.” – Giordano Bruno

 

 

Topic 3: “Sleep, The Brain Recovery” -The Power of Your Brain

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

 

Topic 3-sleep

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn,” a quote from well-known leader Mahatma Gandhi. Human being and animals require sleep and when are sleeping, the body is like dead almost paralyzed except of the breathing yet the brain is still active subconsciously. There is a myth that we need 8-hours of sleep but there is no scientific explanation of how many hours of sleep each individual should get.

After a good sleep, we are energized, we become better in performing tasks and we become more alert. Our body including the brain is like a machine that needs to shut off. Sleeping is the total relaxation of our body as it repairs tissue, grow bones and muscles and improve the function of the brain especially long-term memory. As we sleep, the system in the body is reorganizing its function to fix what needs to fix and clean what needs to clean.

According to the study in brain research year 2000, that the main reason why we sleep is that the brain consolidates the information we accumulate day by day through the biochemical pathways in pyramidal neurons in the brain. Pyramidal neurons are known as pyramidal cells are neurons with a pyramidal shaped cell body. A type of multipolar neuron including cerebral cortex, the hippocampus, and the amygdala. The pyramidal neurons are associated in the cognitive function and ability of the body—cognitive abilities are brain-based skill that we need to accomplish different task from simple to complex. It is also during sleep that the brain is cleaning the chemical waste in glympathic system almost like cleaning a house.

Not only that human has pyramidal neurons, but every mammal that has ever been studied and even birds, fish and reptiles, their pyramidal neurons are plenty of cerebral cortex. The brain act to reinforce and strengthen the information it received and store it as long-term memory.

 

 During lack of sleep

To get out of comfort zone also means work overnight and get less hour of sleep or sacrifice your sleep to meet the deadline. During lack of sleep, it feels you are floating in your physical body and it’s quite difficult to think more. And often times, we don’t feel to associate with others, we tend to be quiet or irritated.

Without sleep, the genes in the body responds like under stress that our behavior also change. According to the study of Dr. Malcolm Schantz of Surrey University, lack of sleep that cause negative health leads to heart disease and stroke.

Notice as well most to older people that when they lack of sleep, there is inflammation in the body and and upon waking up, inflammation reduced or completely gone.

 

Why we feel tired inviting us to sleep

During wide awake, the brain continuously processing different inputs from the senses that about one-third of that information past thru’ the eyes. All this daily stimulation of continuous cycle of transmitting information makes you feel tired and sleepy.

Sleep is necessity as food, water and sex for the survival of the species including animals.  And most of the mammals except dolphins and whales, cycle between between two-phases of sleep. One is characterized by rapid eye movement (REM) and the other is non-REM sleep.

Below is the process how brain and body interact through the night.

1. Drowsiness (Usually lasts 10 to 30 minutes)

You’re dozing off, disengaging from the world. Brain activity begin to slow.  Your muscles relax, but sometimes you may experience hypnic jerks—sudden spasms that wake you up, often with the feeling of falling.

 2. Light Sleep (About half of sleep time)

Your body temperature drops, and your heart rate slows. Brain waves display sporadic spindles and K complexes, believed to be the mind maintaining sleep by blocking out exterior disturbances.

 3. Deep Sleep (Along with deepest sleep, makes up 25% of sleep time)

This is the beginning of restful sleep, also known as delta sleep because it’s denoted by slower brain waves. Physiologically, this stage is indistinguishable from deepest sleep.

 4. Deepest Sleep

This is the sleep your body needs the most when you’ve been awake for too long. It’s also the stage during which most brain recovery is thought to occur. Waking up from this type of sleep can be briefly disorienting.

 5. REM sleep (Occurs about every 90 minutes throughout sleep cycle)

Named for its characteristic rapid eye movements, this is when vivid dreaming occurs. Blood pressure rises, and breathing becomes erratic. Your brain is very active, almost as if you’re awake, but your body is paralyzed —your muscles (other than those that maintain heartbeat and respiration) completely shut down.

 

A tired body needs physical rest and a tired cerebral cortex needs sleep to refresh, rejuvenate and recover the brain because the longer we stay late, the condition of the body deteriorates. However busy you are, your body needs rest so take sleep and let sleep do the worries. There is next day to start again and make your very best!

 

Topic 3- 500px-Sleep-Recovery

 

“Sleep is the best meditation.”- Dalai Lama

 “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” Thomas Dekker

“ If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.” – Dale Carnegie

“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death”.- E. M. Forster

 

Sleep Quote

 

Credits:

Wikipedia

Your Brain, A User’s Guide (Time Magazine)

Brainy Quote

Cartoon appear in  the poster: Ester Lauringson, Estonia

 

A Big Thank you!! – “The Power of Your Brain,” Int’l. Cartoon Submission 2017

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

 

470px-thank you

Thank you to all the participants to our 2017 Cartoon International Call for Submission.

We received more than hundred entries and we need to screen the entries and regroup it for appropriate category before posting. Sad to know, a lot of cartoons are violence reflecting violence and war…This world really in need more love, kindness and peace!

Apology as well that I didn’t make it last month of August as I have a lot of important things to finish.

Thank you again for all the participants. Without your work, this call for submission will not be a success. A big thank you much to Seyran Caferli of Azerbaijan for posting the call for submission in International Cartoon News Center.

 

 

Topic 2: “The Consciousness of Why You Are Here” -The Power of Your Brain, International Call for Submission 2017

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

 

taghalob

 

consciousness (noun)

  • the state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings.
  • the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact
  • the state of being conscious; awareness of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. … the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or people

 

Your consciousness is the primary fabric of reality as explained in the new paradigm of quantum physics. It is the ground of being while the brain acting as a tool in fulfilling the optimal purpose of consciousness and evolution. According to the new paradigm, thoughts create reality and that thought comes from consciousness.

According to Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of “The Science of Evolving Your Brain,”

“Consciousness” is what inhabits and occupies the bio-computer called brain. It is like electrical current that runs a computer and all its programs. The brain has hardware systems built in and software systems that consciousness is upgrading or routinely using.

 Consciousness enable us to think, and at the same time to observe our thinking process. We typically think of consciousness as our awareness of self and our perception of the world around us. However, there is another type of intelligence called innate intelligence within us, and resides equally in all things which is the expression of universal intelligence in the body.

 

The Two Elements of Consciousness

There are two fundamentals of consciousness—the conscious and unconscious. Both are vital to live and to become alive. Like animals, human being possess both elements except that human being has higher brain complex compare to animals. We have the ability to be consciously aware of what we think, what action we must do, we can become conscious of our behaviour, emotions, the environment around us, where the thoughts come and go, and most, we have the ability to express our ideas, thoughts and opinion.

The first aspect of consciousness is called subjective consciousness that upholds our individual free will. It enables us to express who we are (as a thinking self) by flagging our own traits, ideals and characteristics. This subjective consciousness comprises our unique abilities, skills and qualities to learn, to create, to dream, to remember and not to remember, to decide and to choose. This consciousness pertains the “you” or the “self.” In short, it is the self-conscious identity.

The second element of consciousness is the intelligent awareness within us that gives life called objective consciousness or known as the subconscious. This is a system of awareness that separate from the conscious mind. This subconscious is extraordinarily intelligent, focused and mindful that separates from thinking brain but operates the other parts of the brain to keep the functions of the human body in system and in order.

Objective consciousness runs the show of which we are not consciously aware that this aspect of consciousness controls our health and life. It is the huge mystery that controls the heartbeat, converts oxygen to carbon dioxide, it digests the food, regenerate cells, organise the other system of the body. Objective consciousness operates without our “effort” but it functions automatically.

 

The Greatest Question

Science is doing its best to understand and explore and discover more about the human brain.

The greatest question is who control all of this mysterious field of intelligence that gives life to all of us? Who controls the sub-conscious and what is the purpose of the consciousness of why we are here and how can we tap to it?

No one knows the main reason of who is the greatest director of creations, of this giant intelligence in the brain. But the fact that consciousness was given to human being, we are here to fulfill and complete our own dreams, our own desire of what we want to do, to live righteously fulfilling and achieving our goals by aligning our thoughts and intentions into action.

To use the power of our brain is the greatest reason why we are here by

  1. Doing our best
  2. Realizing our greatest potentials and take action on it, and
  3. To choose to change for better and better version of who we are

 

Join!!

“The Power of Your Brain”–International Call for Submission 2017

Extended submission until July 21, 2017…….Submit your best work to hyperkreeytiv@gmail.com

Topic 2- Why You Are Here

 

“Our own consciousness is the most indubitable thing there is.” -Rene Descartes

“Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.” - Sam Harris

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”-Andrew Carnegie

 

Topic 2-Facts-Brain

 

Cartoon by:

Emad Salehi, Iran

Senad Nadarevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

 

 

Lesson from a Farmer

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

 

Lesson from farmer 1

A week ago I went to a visit in northern part of Luzon which is 14-16 hrs. drive from Manila. Though I’ve been there 11 years ago but the place is farther from the location I went to. I am not expecting that the province I visited is surrounded by rice field. Though there are mountains that you can see but it is really far from high hills and mountains. The place is called Gattaran, Cagayan Province where the famous huge river named Cagayan Valley is located.

No internet, no commercial area even a small coffee shop. All you can see are rice field all around. The house I have stayed is near school campus and trade school and fronting the main highway road. The life in this province is very simple. Though there are television and sky cable, still you can see how they live day to day. Each houses that we visited, everyone has their own small rice field and small farm they taking care of, they have carabao (buffalo), small farm of vegetables and fruits, some chicken livestock, pigs and some have horses. In short, it is a country living.

When I get bored, I go out and take some photos. One morning, I decided to walk in the middle of the rice field to meet a farmer. I want to see how they do their craft of planting rice. It is my very first time to walk in the rice field and I bet you, walking towards the middle is very challenging! The foot path is so tiny though some are covered with grass, there are muddy part that you might be able to fall if you get out of balance. And when I accomplished that task of meeting a farmer in the middle of the rice field, it was fun! It teaches me wisdom about life.

Here’s a short poem I composed from my mind while going back from the rice field.  

Planting rice is not fun
With your bare hands
Toiling the soil,
Digging the mud
As I watch him
Without any gloves
Without any boots
Under the heat of the sun
He teaches me that life
Is about working hard

A farmer I admire
Truly hardworking
Contented of what he has
As nature building him patience
To wait for the harvest
Living a simple life
Everyday
A long walk to the field
Thirsty and tired
Yet he gave time
And share to me
His golden smile

 

Life’s Lesson

 Lesson from farmer 4

Walking towards the middle of rice field is a challenge. The foot path is so tiny making you walk one step at a time. And there are red ants along your way biting your feet while stepping to the soft and muddy tiny foot path. An obstacle that you must overcome while ensuring yourself you won’t fall down to the wet and muddy ground.

And this experience teaches me that

“In life for you to reach the destination that you want, you need balance. And there are hurdles trying to stop you but it is your determination that will motivate you to keep on going.”

And while walking to the long tiny foot path, I have learned that,

“The technique to achieve balance, look straight without doubts, and do it with speed. Your determination will drive you not to fall yet there are chances to fall down but still keep going and surrender.”

2

I want to see how a farmer do his craft and what I learned from him is

“In everything that we do, we need to toil the ground ‘alone’ before we reap the rewards, before we get the result.”

 

Lesson from farmer 3

And it is such a privilege that this humble farmer welcomes me to observe what he’s doing and give me a warm smile at the end. And his smile is my reward that I took the challenge and reached the middle of the rice field. Heck, going back is another problem to overcome!

 

balance

Life is about balance and it doesn’t mean that your life is not balance if there are problems arising. Obstacle, worries and problems in life are actually helping us to balance life by training us to be strong and tough to overcome them. If there’s good and bad, sunny days and rainy days, night and day, there are days in our life that has difficulties and a day to celebrate.

It is very true, riding a bicycle is easy to get balance than having a balance life because a balance life is a continuous process of struggle, triumph and growth. Getting balance is about taking risk to achieve what you want. If your life doesn’t have troubles and complications, it means you don’t want to exert any effort to discover more about your own journey. And that I believe is not a balance life. You put your days, months, years to safety where there are no challenges you are facing with to maximize who you are and achieve the greatest version of your life.

 

“The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.” -Will Rogers

 

 

Topic 1: “Learning, Language, and Mimicry”- The Power of Your Brain Int’l. Cartoon Call for Submission 2017

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon

mimicry-mom

Learning to speak was the hardest thing to do. We start nonlingual and within 18 months we have a core working vocabulary of 50 words that we can pronounce and 100 words we can understand. At age 3, we have 1,000 words in command and we start to construct sentences. By our 6th birthday, our vocabulary exploded to 6,000 words. And as we grow up,  it takes 50,000  words to master good conversational English.

This not included the children who learn second or third language which means they double or triple the information of words in their head. Baby’s brain is different from adult in which the neuron’s branch out in 15,000 ways. There is extra neuron wiring that learn language so easily and they key is the comprehension speed in baby’s brain to understand fast and distinguish each word, syllable and sound. Parents know the earlier they introduce a child to second or third language, the less effort for them to acquire.

Top 10 Tongues

  1. Mandarin (885 Million) the most speakers— by a lot
  2. Spanish (332 Million)
  3. English (332 Million)
  4. Bengali (189 Million)
  5. Hindi (182 Million)
  6. Portuguese (170 Million)
  7. Russian (170 Million)
  8. Japanese (125 Million)
  9. German (98 Million)
  10. Wu (77 Million)

Aside from learning a new language, brain also love to imitate because neurons in our brain constantly watch what other people are doing and mime it themselves and that is how we learn. Mirror neurons are found all over the brain. When a mother opens her mouth, her baby imitates her. Under a microscope, mirror neurons look like other neurons. What makes them special is the web of connections that links these neurons in the motor and the sensory that process the visceral and emotional reactions. And these mirror neurons vastly expanded over time. When the baby smile, her mother smiles too. And that is how the brain sets up a circuit. Scientist and researchers believe that mirror neurons could be the key the way humans learn speech, signal meaning to one another and develop primal feelings of empathy.

————

Join!!  Hyperkreeytiv for its 2017 International Call for Submission entitled

“The Power of Your Brain.”

Submission in the form of cartoon, drawing or caricature.

 

1

 

2017 International Call for Submission entitled—“The Power of Your Brain.”

How to Submit:

  1. Participants can submit maximum of 3 entries.
  2. Submit your work by sending your entries to hyperkreeytiv@gmail.com
  3. Images must be less than 500kb JPEG file in the following format:           surname_entry #_country
  4. Submit a short intro about yourself (not more than 200 words) and a photo or caricature not more than 200kb.
  5. Participants can submit entries until July 17, 2017.
  6. All works will be posted on July 27, 2017.

 

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” -Oscar Wilde

 

Credits: Wikipedia and Your Brain- A User’s Guide

Photo: Google images

 

 

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: seo service | Thanks to seo company, web designers and internet marketing company