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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

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Cognition and 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

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Neurodiversity
Autism from the inside

Too many depictions of autistic people rely on tired clichés. The neurotypical world needs to take note of our own voices

Katherine May

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Public health
The Geel question

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

Mike Jay

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Neurodiversity
The autism paradox

How an autism diagnosis became both a clinical label and an identity; a stigma to be challenged and a status to be embraced

Bonnie Evans

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Gender and identity
The non-binary brain

Misogynists are fascinated by the idea that human brains are biologically male or female. But they’ve got the science wrong

Emily Willingham

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Beauty and 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

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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

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Cognition and 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

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Ethics
Perversions

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

Jesse Bering

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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

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Neuroscience
Superhumans

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

Michael Banissy

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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

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Cognition and 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

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Personality
An instant cure

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

Adrian Furnham

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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