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Saebipour M, Zare M, Ghaemi K, Joghataei M T. The Conference of Birds: An Artistic Concept Making Sense in Modern Sciences. BCN. 2017;
1- 1Neroscience Department, Birjand University of Medical Science, Birjand, South Khorasan, Iran
2- PhD. School of Computer Science, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran
3- Neroscience Department, Birjand University of Medical Science, Birjand, South Khorasan, Iran
4- Anatomy and Neuroscience Department, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Here, we discuss scienti c aspects of an Old Persian story, Simorgh, in the book of The Conference of Birds. The story is ful lled with artistic and philosophical metaphors that make sense in two hot topics of the contemporary modern science including cognitive science and complexity science. The poet addresses some humanity's bygone concerns and fundamental questions about self, the quality that shapes a person's uniqueness and essential existence. The sophisticated language used in the poem contains allusions, symbols and implications that are interpreted in ve main topics. We think that the story deserves to be the touchstone for questions on the nature of the mind, including the profound question of humanity's search for self and meaning of life.

Type of Study: Commentary | Subject: Behavioral Neuroscience
Received: 2016/10/5 | Accepted: 2017/03/9 | Published: 2018/05/20

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