Using the circular frame I telescope back in time to reconcile distinct representations of past and present self. These images were captured during the struggles of early adulthood highlighting moments of love, wonder, and isolation.
As a neuroscientist I know that memories are inaccurate. Whenever a memory is recalled it is changed. Brain regions become reactivated when a meaningful cue (e.g., the smell of a loved ones t-shirt, a melancholy song, a picture of a childhood friend ) presents itself. The reactivated brain become susceptible to change for a short time, allowing new information or feelings to be inserted and integrated into our past experiences or potentially peeled away from psychological access.
Using imagery to ignite feelings that are difficult to address may provide nostalgic relief as we grow, age, and confront the trials and tribulations that are inherent to connecting with others.