I started Neuroscientifcally Challenged in 2008 on the Blogger platform as a means of exploring my growing interest in neuroscience. From 2009-2013, I took a break from the blog while I completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. After finishing my Ph.D., I began teaching in the health sciences at the university level but found that I missed writing about neuroscience. So, I started neuroscientificallychallenged.com (no longer on Blogger) in 2014.

The website now is an outlet for me to do some of my favorite things: learn, teach, draw, and talk about neuroscience. Almost all of the images on the site are hand-drawn, and all the articles, videos, etc. are created solely by me. The subjects I choose to focus on are mostly selected based on whatever sparks my interest at the time (and sometimes by suggestions from readers or viewers), so the articles and videos may not appear in a logical order. Still, I hope you find the material I post on this site interesting and informative. 

The information on this site is supported by valid academic sources, which mainly consist of peer-reviewed journal articles and reputable neuroscience textbooks. Most posts will include a general reference as well as numerous instances of linked text, which link out to source material (this material may sometimes be blocked by a paywall).


You are welcome to reuse images and videos from this site for non-commercial educational purposes. If you would like the use any of the material on this site for commercial purposes, please contact me at neurochallenged@gmail.com to discuss licensing options.

If you are wondering how to cite information from this site, below is a format you could follow. (It's AMA format, so you should adjust according to your requirements.) My name, and thus the author name, is Marc Dingman. This is how you could, for example, cite the article Know Your Brain: Telencephalon:

Dingman M. Know Your Brain: Telencephalon. Neuroscientifically Challenged. http://www.neuroscientificallychallenged.com/blog/know-your-brain-telencephalon. Published July 7, 2017. Accessed July 27, 2017.


My first book: Your Brain, Explained, was published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing in September 2019. The book was written as an introduction to neuroscience that can be understood by anyone—even those without any neuroscience background at all. More information, as well as ordering links, can be found here.


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