Neuroexistentialism: “Coming to terms with the neural basis of who we are”

A photo of "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin (sculpture)

We’re living in a time when, arguably, we know more about ourselves than ever before. Thanks to advancements in neuroscience, our minds are much less mysterious than they’ve ever been. We’ve come to a point where, although there is plenty we still don’t know, we have a fairly decent understanding of the biological machinery that …

Variability and Reproducibility in fMRI Research

While conducting experiments, researchers are faced with an abundance of decisions. Theories, methodologies, standards and innovation – the choice of what is “correct” is not always easy.  Research methodology and pipelines used to analyse data are becoming more and more complex – especially in neuroimaging research. Every step of the way, decisions have to be …

Autism in the Media

image representing neurodiversity

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)* is a developmental condition comprising deficits in social interaction, social communication, and rigid and repetitive behaviours – coined as “The Triad of Impairments” (Cashin et al.,  2009), alongside impairments in executive function (Sandson & Albert, 1984), and sensory  processing (Tomcheck & Dunn, 2007). ASC is also associated with improved local processing …