Behrang Mehrparvar


(Artificial Intelligence Specialist * Cognitive Science Student * Hobbyist Artist * Hobbyist Writer)


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About Me

I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After studying Software Engineering in graduate level in Tehran, I decided to continue my research in Artificial Intelligence. At that time in 2011, Machine Learning was the most promising branch of AI, so I moved to the United States to pursue my Ph.D. studies in this field at the University of Houston, Texas. Since that time I was inspired by how the brain works, therefore I focused on Artificial Neural Networks which later transformed and flourished as Deep Learning.

After graduation, I was still fascinated by how the brain works. I decided to gain knowledge in the field of Cognitive Science, which I believed it was the future of Artificial Intelligence. So I started studying as a Master of Brain and Cognitive Sciences student at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands since 2023.

During my studies in the United States and further in Iran and the Netherlands, I gained new understanding of the life and the universe. I realized the reality we experience is a small glimpse of what really happens around us. Contemplating on the previous, current and future experiences of humanity as a whole in the history, and studying thoughts and investigations of great philosophers and scientists, I cam up with the conclusion that the universe works as a whole integrated system which interacts with our will and consciousness.

Throughout my journey of life, I have been experiencing both disastrous and hopeful realities for future of humanity in my mind. I believe that we as humans, are like pieces of puzzles discovering the whole picture of the universe we are building up together. I believe, throughout history, we have been trying to regain our unity after separation, but didn't know the right approach. Universal Love, the unconditional love for all of existence, is the solely solution for us to unite again with the universe (read more).

Research Skills and Approach

Unlike most conventional approaches in scientific research which are based on taking small steps and building up on current knowledge, I personally pursue my research based on intuition. In this approach, I come up with high level abstract ideas and then track back through fundamental scientific concepts to build a path towards implementing the ideas or testing the hypotheses. I believe the stream of thoughts and ideas can be tracked automatically through feeling the truth and not necessarily rational thinking. What misleads science these days compared to ancient science is fear, haste, greed and negativity. If we detect these distractors from our track of thoughts and follow a slow but shortcut pathway of thought, we would be able to contribute fundamental breakthroughs in science just like ancient scientists and philosophers. I believe science must be followed just as an artist develops his masterpiece. Technology, financial issues, corporations and external forces have misled science from its pure innate beauty in the last decades.

I am not a fan of having lots of publications but believe in building fundamental effective research which would last for long time. I try not to limit my research in single field of science, and I am very much interested in pursuing my career as an interdisciplinary researcher that integrates, transforms and find patterns and solutions from different disciplines.

In summary (Ikigai):

-   What do I love (passion)? Brainstorming, ideation, intuitive thinking, writing, switching topics, finding patterns

-   What am I good at (vocation)? Collaborative work, writing proposals, thinking, science, interdisciplinary research

-   What the world needs (mission)? Love, peace, fundamental scientific research, interdisciplinary research

-   What can I be paid for (profession)? Interdisciplinary research

Current Research and Career Interests

My general research interests currently include Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. However, I do not personally have a specific research direction, but generally these domains. Some of the ideas I have been working on or willing to work on till now include interbrain synchrony, decision making, associative memories, consciousness, EEG and representation of information. For more information regarding these ideas and directions and potential collaboration please contact me.

I am looking for a research position in academia that involves generating novel creative ideas, researching on related topics based on the ideas, writing research proposals and participating in further implementing the ideas in a team of scientists from different related disciplines and working as a consultant.

I am currently working on the following research projects:

-   Language ambiguity

-   An AI-generated global human language


Highlight of my recent research include:

-   Medical Decision Making for Substance Addicted Patients taking Deep Brain Stimulation

-   A Gradual Leader-elimination Framework for Interbrain Synchrony Neurofeedback - research proposal

-   Interaction between Episodic Memory and Information Search for Meaning

Lifetime Goal and Direction

My final goal in life is to conduct research in the direction of finding scientific solutions to achieve global peace and universal harmony. Some of the research topics that I currently think could be helpful in this direction include:

-   Universal consciousness - I think the universe is composed of an ocean of consciousness which has evaporated into individual isolated hierarchies of ponds of consciousness's along time. In order to achieve global peace, we, as individuals, should achieve the initial universal consciousness by raising our consciousness level. This can be achieved simply by Love, which regulates our brain's frequency to synchronize and align with the universe (read more).

-   Randomness - The idea that nothing happens at random is fundamental in understanding global consciousness. Our thoughts and feelings fold the manifold of possible states of reality outside the time and conscious experience of us as individuals. What happens to us is an aggregation of these thoughts and feelings that might appear as random to us when we are experiencing lower levels of consciousness.

-   Synchronicity - Synchronicity, as coined by Carl Jung, is a partial weak experience of our consciousness regarding the interconnected network of events happening to us along the time axis which challenge the theory of randomness (read more).

Based on these research topics, some theories, frameworks and studies I think could be required in this research direction including:

-   Jungian psychology - The concept of Jungian shadow and dealing with it in four different ways including denial, projection, integration and transmutation, directly define the process we should follow in order to prepare ourselves for achieving higher levels of consciousness and eventually universal consciousness (read more).

-   Quantum physics - It can be theorized that the concept of superposition in quantum mechanics can be extended to the state space of possibilities in parallel universes in a fractal way. The idea of the experimenter's observation in choosing to look at one state at a time can be extended to our consciousness. Similarly, the Butterfly effect can be related to quantum entanglement at a macro level.

-   Theory of forms - The idea of a conceptual level of reality that is manifested in forms of the material world can be related to the theory of forms. This idea and its relation to universal consciousness should be studied further.

-   Drift-diffusion model - The conscious experience of knowing/feeling the truth without concrete endeavor in analyzing and bringing logic to judge the decisions we face along the path of our experiences in life could be modeled and experimented by novel drift-diffusion models.

-   Interbrain Synchrony - The synchrony between humans is the fundamental factor in achieving universal harmony. Studying the interbrain synchrony and developing devices that facilitate these connections can provide fruitful approaches in this regard.


Some Potential Career Research Directions

Some of the potential research directions I am interested to work on include (Please contact me if you truly feel you would love to collaborate):

Cognitive/Computer Science:

-   Multiple meanings for single representation

-   Frequency-based representation of concepts

-   Association as similarity

-   (Auto-)associative memories

-   EEG inverse problem

-   EEG spatial resolution


-   Hylomorphism


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Last Update: 20 March 2024