Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) : a patient's guide

including Functional/Dissociative (non-epileptic) Seizures,  Functional Movement Disorder and other functional symptoms


Neuroscience Films

In the last 20 years FND researchers across the world have been researching the brain basis of FND.

This collection of videos explores some of the important ideas about the brain and neuroscience that have helped reframe our ideas about FND.

I have added these films for patients and their families who want to dive deeper in to this area.

For a better understanding of neuroscience and FND, from a patient's perspective I would particulalry recommend FND portal - on twitter as @fndportal and at




Your Brain Hallucinates your Conscious Reality

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? Neuroscientist Anil Seth, explains why we're all 'hallucinating' all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality."


Our understanding about how the brain 'constructs' or 'predicts' reality incliding bodily sensation and movement have allowed us to understand how FND may be a disorder that occurs when that process of prediction goes wrong.

How Emotions are Made

Emotions don’t happen to you. They are made by your predictive brain, in specific situations: a brain that feels affect and makes concepts absorbed from your life experience while conversing with your body + the world around you.


This cinematic lecture by leading Neuroscience research Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, Professor of Psychology at North Eastern University, USA is based on her book of the same name, created in collaboration with Flow creative studio.

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