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just wrote this .. tell me if you like this

Imagine a protracted road which is fathom less & loud. Motionless dark tinge of the sky. Making a rugged loud soothing sound. While rubbing your tender skin and gulping down with a gentle spot, adding a consoling perfume to the ever distant music of the stark landscape. Wind rubbing the dust while assimilating the fragrance of soaked wet sand and the parched bright scattered sunlight. The reverence of the white noise emerging from a far distant succulent fairy land. The skyline breathing with aromatic & tender vibrant potion which will just melt with your first bite. The oozing sound of water dripping past your ears. The colorful sparkling nectar ready to be slide down your throat.

P.S:  People please share what you feel after reading this piece. What comes to your mind? What did you imagine?

Now keeping these thoughts with yourself, read the scientific explanation from the master Scott Adams (Dilbert creator) who inspired me to write this. He had written one complex paragraph himself & then gave the below explanation.


“The wording of the paragraph is engineered for a specific purpose. It’s designed to activate different areas of your brain all at once.

The paragraph starts by activating the language part of your brain, obviously. Then it made you curious. Then your analytical side kicked in, trying to discern its meaning. Your left and right hemispheres were engaged, and they stayed that way throughout. So far, that’s like any good mystery story, and not yet special.  The words are meant to activate the areas in your brain responsible for your five senses, which means five different physical parts of the brain, pretty much all at once. Notice that all five senses are mentioned:

touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing.

The nonsense part of the construction is intended to keep the writing complex, so you can’t instinctively simplify anything in your mind. By activating multiple parts of your brain at once you would feel energized. This sort of thing would make some of you feel annoyed and some of you feel delighted.

At a writer’s level, the words are carefully chosen to work together independent of meaning. They simply “sound” good together, and they have a similar vibe. Call it Word Art.

All good fiction writers create in book form what we did in this experimental paragraph. It’s no accident when a Harry Potter book goes off on a tangent about food, which has nothing to do with moving the story forward. Descriptions of taste and texture and smell engage new parts of your brain. And it’s no accident that most Harry Potter chapters end with a point of curiosity. The author is making sure to stimulate as much of your brain’s real estate as possible. That’s why you can sometimes enjoy a movie or a book while knowing that the story itself is lame and predictable. What matters to entertainment is how many parts of your brain get pleasantly stimulated at once.”

I was just blown away by this experiment. You can read his paragraph at this link & the complete explanation here.

To create the above para I created a table map of the all the senses & possible words to describe that :

Touch He felt , rubbed , squeezed, moved,  touched
Taste Drink, eat, chew , ate succulent chicken, melted in his mouth, gulped ,
smell Scent , refreshing , soothing fragrance, staunch, aroma , perfume, odor, cologne
sight Saw , looked , visible , noticeable , perceive,
hearing Sound , noise , resonance, echo, reverberation , loud, music

Then simply crafted that piece using a little help from the dictionary & whoa there you go !! !!!

Hope u find this interesting.

Puneet

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