Can’t count sheep? You could have aphantasia

Can’t count sheep? You could have aphantasia

Heartbeat 1, Susan Aldworth, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist and GV Art gallery, London   If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualise the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia – a newly defined condition to describe people who...
Living the interdisciplinary researcher’s environment

Living the interdisciplinary researcher’s environment

This is a guest blog by Dr Carina Fearnley, Aberystwyth University, a participant in the ECR Workshop on ‘The Lived Environment’. As an interdisciplinary researcher I am used to feeling isolated. Ironically whilst the ability to translate your work across...
AHRC at the Being Human Festival

AHRC at the Being Human Festival

A short film revisiting the 2014 Being Human Festival of the Humanities has been released. The film features researchers from two AHRC Science in Culture Theme Large Grants ‘Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception’ and ‘Cultural...