About the Author

Craig Aaen-Stockdale is a psychologist. After several years of building hot-air balloons for Richard Branson at Lindstrand Balloons, he graduated from the University of Stirling with first class honours in psychology. After a brief career as a rock-star supporting (now) famous bands such as Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro, and less well-known acts such as Wilt and China Drum, he decided that psychology was actually what he wanted to do after all. He worked as a research assistant at the University of Nottingham and obtained his PhD in visual perception in 2006. Since then he has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and at Bradford School of Optometry & Vision Science in England and in 2012 he was a visiting research fellow at Buskerud University College in Kongsberg, Norway.

From 2012-2016 he worked as a Principal Consultant and Technical Lead in Human Factors & Ergonomics for Lloyd’s Register in Norway.

He has been funded by The Royal Society, the guarantors of Brain journal and the Norwegian Research Council (Forskningsrådet). In 2006 he was awarded the British Psychological Society student writer award for his article Clowning About in Brain Scanners. He has an h-index of 12 (if you know/care about such things) and you can see his publications on Google Scholar Citations, or on my own, less indiscriminate list. If you are interested in his academic genealogy, you can see his “family tree” on neurotree.

He now works as a statistical and bibliometric analyst at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.

Historical note and Acknowledgements

I gratuitously stole the title of this blog from my previous boss, the great Robert F. Hess who wrote a 2001 review discussing the probable neurological site(s) of visual deficits found in amblyopia (“lazy eye”) in which he used this superb pun. I’ve always suspected that blogs are, in the main, read by hardly anyone (sorry, but it’s true) so I thought this was an apt title for a site, mainly discussing sight, that I fully expected to remain unseen.


Yes. That is my brain up there.


One comment

  1. Very interesting blog. Thanks for sharing so much with us. Regarding you postscript, Isn’t it amazing how we can not only have such a clear image of our brains but also post them on a blog page? Technology never ceases to amaze me.


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