An engineer, scientist by training. My doctoral thesis was a compilation of questions addressing how various sensory elements come together to create form for an object. Eg. How to distinguish between a red square and blue circle when the brain gets all 4 inputs - red, blue, circle, square together. During the course of my PhD we realised often interpretations in neuroscience are made from a small number of data points from a similar socio-economic background, especially in human studies. This led me to doing a large scale EEG study from a wide range of people from urban and rural Tamil Nadu. The fine scale structure and resulting activity of the brain are largely shaped by experience, suggesting that the faster rate and complexity of experience offered by modern civilization may have significant impact on human brain dynamics.