Science (in)verse: Ben Zarov iv

Science and art inspire each other to create new forms of expression. Here, at Science (in)Verse, we bring an unusual outcome of this encounter: science-inspired poetry. If you are feeling poetic, we welcome contributions!

 

 

Synapse

A place where this connects to that,
a momentary correspondence,
an instance of connection – zap!

One cell transmits an electric fact
to another for respondence.
A place where this connects to that.

One cell sends chemical claps
neurotransmitters in abundance
An instance of connection – zap!

Another sends a signal back,
often a redundance
A place where that connects to this.

An orchestra of synapse
composed of membrane instruments
Instances of connection – zap, zap, zap!

Sparking life into our mental maps
providing us with sentiments.
A place where this connects to that,
an instance of connection – zap!

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Ben Zarov is thrilled to be a research technician in the Paton Learning Lab; in his spare time, he likes to read, wander Lisbon, and write poems.

 


 

Image credit: Champalimaud research

 


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