Dr. Khurana has worked on several juxtaposition works, combining paintings and literature (Here is a link to his books). He is currently working on a collaborative book on how technology has transformed art and a solo book of juxtaposition of his poetry with paintings.

He has made several paintings on themes of human suffering and biomedical research. Some of his works were commissioned for the opening of Mc Govern Center, at Tsighua University, Beijing, one of the largest neuroscience institutes outside USA. Now he is working in dedicated manner on themes of neurological disorders.

Upcoming painting exhibition: "The good, the necessary, the bad, and the ugly of alcohol". Venue and date TBA. There is a movie being made on the making of these works and for one day a movie would be shot to capture responses of viewers to art on alcoholism.

Upcoming painting exhibition: "Bipolar", capturing in art the ailment of bipolar disorder. Venue and date TBA.

Following these two exhibitions, over the next 1.5 years in New Delhi, several art exhibitions, with scientific discussion, and music are being organized by Dr. Khurana. Here is the tentative plan of those:



1st exhibition

In addition to exhibition there would be a panel discussion

1. Panel discussion on art and science. Two separate worlds or continuum of human curiosity. A panel discussion. 120 minutes + Q & A

2. An evaluation of possibilities of juxtaposition to bring out more than the individual components. 45 mins + Q & A

3. A brief history of ideas in science and art. 45 mins + Q & A

4. Group poetry session. 90 minutes

5. Live music. 90 minutes



2nd From elements to consciousness

In addition to paintings, Dr. Khurana would discuss the following:

1. Self-assembly in biological systems. 20 minutes + Q & A

2. Genomes and simple biological systems. 20 minutes + Q & A

3. If rocks could sing: lessons about life from geology. 20 minutes + Q & A

4. Modularity of brain organization. 20 minutes + Q & A

5. Modularity in artificial intelligence. 20 minutes + Q & A

6. Poetry celebrating nature. 90 minutes



3rd Addicted to life


1. Nature as a great medicine. 20 minutes + Q & A

2. Social underpinnings of addiction. 20 minutes + Q & A

3. Biological underpinnings of addiction. 20 minutes + Q & A

4. Addictive agents, hallucinogens in art and culture. 20 minutes + Q & A

5. Cutting edge of drug discovery. 20 minutes + Q & A

6. Poetry exploring addiction. 60 minutes.


4th The ebb and flow of time in labyrinths of life

1. Circadian rhythms. 20 minutes + Q & A

2. Zeitgebers: celebrating senses. 20 minutes + Q & A

3. Representation of time in brain. 20 minutes + Q & A

4. Linearity of time. 20 minutes + Q & A

5. Time in literature and philosophy. 20 minutes + Q & A

6. Time travel: science and science-fiction. 20 minutes + Q & A

7. Poetry exploring representation of time. 60 minutes



5th Silent scream

1. Nature as antidote to stress. 20 minutes + Q & A

2. How memories are formed? 20 minutes + Q & A

3. Can you selectively erase memories? 20 minutes + Q & A

4. Subliminal marketing. 20 minutes + Q & A

5. Poetry of lament. 60 minutes

6. Live music.



6th Can you learn something new right at this moment?

1. Lessons from nature. 20 minutes + Q & A

2. Brain-machine interface. 20 minutes + Q & A

3. Natural stupidity and artificial intelligence. 20 minutes + Q & A

4. Transcranial magnetic stimulation. 20 minutes + Q & A

5. Pace of brain: how rhythms can rhyme? 20 minutes + Q & A

6. Poetry of learning and unlearning. 60 minutes

7. Live music.



7th Moving back to moving forward

1. Mindless wandering. 20 minutes + Q & A

2. Options: boon or bane? 20 minutes + Q & A

3. Multisensory integration. 20 minutes + Q & A

4. Decision making. 20 minutes + Q & A

5. Neuro-economics and neuro-marketing. 40 minutes + Q & A

6. Poetry of decisions.

7. Live music.

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