Strange ideas and brain chemicals #ramble
It’s Sunday morning and so I allow you a glimpse into the mind of a serial thinker and ideas person; me. The human brain works on chemicals that can make us feel happy or sad or bring back happy memories or painful memories. Dopamine is the one that zaps the reward centres of our brain and that can be quite addictive. I find it quite difficult to stop eating dark chocolate sometimes and I have to really restrict myself when it comes to beer. Both of these things can lead to strange ideas. Time for a picture…
The town I live in is going through a bit of a renaissance which I’m trying to get involved in. People are actually interested in making it better and we have some big companies coming to town. Lidl has opened a massive warehouse and so has DFS and other companies. Near my house will be a huge car dealership, Trade Centre UK. They will be in the new Business Improvement District and will make a contribution to it. The voluntary organisations seem to be getting new ideas too. I’m the new public relations officer for the Friends of Brunswick park and we hope to organise events through the summer. I’m trying to think of fund raising ideas for the park, hence the picture. I think we might be able to use the bandstand to raise funds when the carnival is on but what can we put in there and how can it be decorated?
Everything new starts with an idea and the ideas are often triggered by those brain chemicals. The brain chemicals associated with fear and anxiety are cortisol and adrenaline and they can be induced by memories which in turn can be triggered by our senses. We hear a sound, see a person or even get a whiff of an unpleasant smell and our pulse starts to race. So memory must at least be partly controlled by brain chemicals. I just made a cup of tea, I need to caffeine to kick-start my brain so I can write something inspired!
Ideas often need some stimulus or inspiration. I think I’ll go out and take some photos this afternoon. Just wandering around looking for something interesting can often lead to the inspiration I need. I don’t just look for good things to photograph. I listen as well and talk to people when I can. I look for signs of history and culture. I suppose that initiates the release of those strange brain chemicals that drives people who are creative like me. There must be some strange brain chemicals that some people have an excess of so they like to do creatively strange things! I need a strangely inspired title for this post. It doesn’t have a particular subject and so it is difficult. It’s mostly about brain chemicals and strange ideas. I’ll use that as a title…
I’ve written nearly 500 words, so that’ll do. Was it interesting? I have no idea, I’ll just do the editing and get on with cooking my lunch… If you would like to subscribe to my blog and receive an email when I publish my Tuesday photography post, just enter your email address at the top of the sidebar or follow me on Twitter for updates. You can also find links on my Facebook page. There will be more strange ideas next Sunday.