Science and associated emotions..
Continuing the humanistic aspects of science are contextual factors. For international scientists like me, my love for science is tinged with the slight sadness of moving out of my country, not being able to spend my adult life with my parents, and intense homesickness that induced physical illness. However, these feelings are also mixed with happy memories such as my advisors teaching me about rock music, and suggesting artists that I might want to check out. To this day, Led Zeppelin takes me back to the lab and late nights I spent at the electrophysiology rig. Spending long hours in the lab allowed me to look out of the window and the beautiful oak trees. Many years later, hearing the news that my favorite tree had been cut, I choreographed a piece that depicted the sad demise of the tree and its impacts on the animals around it.
What are some ways in which the arts and sciences come together for you?
My name is Sloka. I am a neuroscientist and Bharatanatyam dancer; you can find more about me here.