Exploring the unusual link between Math and a ‘pattern perceiving psychological experience’.

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Photo by Sergio Souza on Unsplash
Photo by Sergio Souza on Unsplash

Lately, I was watching the award-winning drama biopic: A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe as ‘John Forbes Nash Jr.’, a mathematical genius diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The movie, with its extraordinary plot and execution forced me to learn more about Nash and schizophrenia. As I was surfing through the internet about schizophrenia, I came across a concept called ‘Apophenia’. As I continued searching about apophenia, I realized that the word apophenia was also used in the chart-topping drama series: The Queen’s Gambit. Apparently, in one of the episodes, a reporter asks Beth Harmon, a prodigious chess player whether she has…


Mathematics and its usefulness by a high school student.

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As a high school student fond of math, I often indulge in an argument with my classmates over why I think mathematics, is possibly the most powerful and multidimensional subject a student can learn. Although very subjective, this claim had to be heard by all students; after all, every student should make room for the appreciation of one of the most fundamental subjects known to man.

Mathematics, due to its esoteric nature is perceived as alien and complex by many students. Intending to unravel and present the subject’s unseen elegance, this…

Atharva Ghatnekar

An anomalous being keen on sharing his thoughts to the entire world.

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