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Video/Subcultures

How the deaf experience of music can enrich music for everyone

12 minutes

Video/Neurodiversity

Living with Asperger’s is a delicate balance between external and internal worlds

12 minutes

Video/Neurodiversity

How the ‘Island of the Colourblind’ made Oliver Sacks rethink ‘normal’

6 minutes

Essay/Family Life

Jamie’s place

Like any adult, my son wants to work, travel and socialise, and his Down syndrome won’t stop him. But can he live independently?

Michael Bérubé

Idea/Neuroscience

The fugue of life: why complexity matters in neuroscience

Joel Frohlich

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Can you season seafood with ocean sounds? One of the many ways senses interact

5 minutes

Essay/Neurodiversity

The inheritance of crime

Eugenic ideas about criminal genes have been repudiated for decades, but a new biological approach to crime is emerging

Douglas Starr

Idea/Neuroscience

What amnesiacs tell us about memory: Q&A with Brenda Milner

Rackeb Tesfaye

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Did Rousseau have ADHD?

Rousseau’s non-linear style of thought, restless spirit and chaotic mood swings also made him one of history’s greats

Richard W Orange

Video/Neurodiversity

Temple Grandin on the connection between autism and genius

6 minutes

Video/Human Evolution

Can a tiny slice of mouse brain help us understand the complex human mind?

3 minutes

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Video/Neurodiversity

Can a knowledge of dogs help a boy with Asperger’s connect with people?

16 minutes

Essay/Genetics

Plastic people

Epigenetics has shown that there’s no such thing as a normal human body, so how did it get hijacked by the body police?

Julie Guthman & Becky Mansfield

Essay/Beauty & Aesthetics

A circus of the senses

It makes letters colourised and numbers pulsate with cosmic time: a rare gift, or are we all on the synaesthetic spectrum?

Shruti Ravindran

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

About a boy

Movies and memoirs give us a romantic view of living with a child with Asperger’s but the reality is very different

Kent Miller

Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Cognitive celebrity

Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?

Matthew Francis

Video/Neurodiversity

Anne is 11 and has Tourette’s syndrome. She also has a great love of life

21 minutes

Essay/Neurodiversity

Soccer broke my brain

I was 17 when concussion put me on the bench for good. Only now do we understand how sports injuries affect the mind

Rebecca Ruiz

Essay/Health Policy & Economics

A mad world

A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever – did psychiatrists create the problem, or just recognise it?

Joseph Pierre

Essay/Education

An inconvenient child

My six-year-old son was suspended as a danger to others. His crime? A disability you could find in any classroom

Michael Graziano

Essay/Health Policy & Economics

The Geel question

For centuries, a little Belgian town has treated the mentally ill. Why are its medieval methods so successful?

Mike Jay

Essay/Ethics

Perversions

Atheists and homosexuals were called perverts once. Why do we still see perversion where no harm is done?

Jesse Bering

Essay/Human Enhancement

Superhumans

Some people have neurological quirks that give them extraordinary perceptual powers. What can we learn from them?

Michael Banissy

Essay/Mind & Body

An instant cure

The latest edition of the psychiatrists’ manual has decided that my personality disorder is not so bad after all

Adrian Furnham