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I started Neuroscientifically 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 is now 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 I am the sole creator of all of the articles, videos, etc. The information on the site is supported by valid academic sources, which mainly consist of peer-reviewed journal articles and reputable neuroscience textbooks. Most articles include a general reference as well as numerous instances of text that links out to source material (this material may sometimes be blocked by a paywall). References for videos can be found in the video description on YouTube.


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.


Have comments, questions, or suggestions? Feel free to contact me using the form below or email me at neurochallenged@gmail.com.


Sleep. Memory. Pleasure. Fear. Language. We experience these things every day, but how do our brains create them? Your Brain, Explained is a personal tour around your gray matter. Building on neuroscientist Marc Dingman’s popular YouTube series, 2-Minute Neuroscience, this is a friendly, engaging introduction to the human brain and its quirks using real-life examples and Dingman’s own, hand-drawn illustrations.

  • Dingman weaves classic studies with modern research into easily digestible sections, to provide an excellent primer on the rapidly advancing field of neuroscience. - Moheb Costandi, author, Neuroplasticity and 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

  • An informative, accessible and engaging book for anyone who has even the slightest interest in how the brain works, but doesn’t know where to begin. - Dean Burnett, PhD, author, Happy Brain and Idiot Brain

  • ...a highly readable and accessible introduction to the operation of the brain and current issues in neuroscience... a wonderful introduction to the field. - Frank Amthor, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, author, Neuroscience for Dummies

  • Reading like a collection of detective stories, Your Brain, Explained combines classic cases in the history of neurology with findings stemming from the latest techniques used to probe the brain’s secrets. - Stanley Finger, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University (St. Louis), author, Origins of Neuroscience