Mudabbir Khalid

Son. Brother. Lover. Fighter. Thinker. Researcher. Human. Love for All, Hatred for None.

I have forever been interested in human behaviour; why we do what we do, our actions and intended behaviours. This led me to study Cognitive Science as a BSc where I began to understand the challenges of the brain, human psyche and psychology. I then carried on into an MSc in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine, which has furthered my interest in the brain.

In my spare time I lead a number of different lives which merge and complement each other perfectly. I'm a member of a youth organisation (Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association) that works at local regional and national levels. With AMYA I have had many different roles, all voluntary, which have helped me to understand the value of giving, and have reinforced the meaning of my community’s motto - "Love for All, Hatred for None". I also now understand why "The hand that gives, is greater than the hand that takes". This saying is one of the biggest influences on the person I am today, and encourages me to be more involved in humanitarian work.

As a dweller of the mind, I'm encapsulated by my own thoughts, hence my current position as a research assistant in neuroscience at Queen Mary's university. I hope to go on to do a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, hopefully delving deeper into the mind and understanding it. I have a passion for learning new things, expanding my understanding and writing on anything my heart and mind is gravitated towards, be it religious and social freedom, implications of new scientific research, injustices around the world and many more!

I believe in dialogue and discussion, and hope to continue writing and let words do all the fighting for me. As the famous poet Jalaludin Rumi says: "Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."

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