Stereotypes prevail: women and men are not equal!

First of all: I’m not saying women are less than men… or the other way around. Certainly not on International Womens Day. 😉 Yet as millions of people have noticed, men and women seem to be wired differently. Well guess what? A recent study has shown just that! Comparing men’s and women’s connectomes The researchers mapped … Read more

Is imaging increasing health or profit?

Brain imaging is a huge business. The benefits of this research field are vast, the costs are high and most important of all: everybody wants in. Wasteful behavior of X-rays This (dutch) article (May 2013) sums up the problem: we’re getting scanned too much. The main problem is the high number of CT scans. Because of … Read more

What defines you?

Who or what are you really? What defines you as a person? Can we really perceive reality for what it really is or do we only sense its rough outlines? These questions are beautifully embedded in the following comic: This comic raises some interesting questions. The first question makes us reflect on who we really … Read more