Karl Sallin is part of CRB's neuroethics research team. He is a paediatric resident at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital. He is on the hospital's Ethics committee and a member of the Swedish Society of Medicine's Ethics committee. Karl Sallin holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge where his main foci were on the philosophy of mind, language and mathematics. In his clinical work Karl Sallin has been involved with children suffering from Resignation Syndrome (RS). RS is a severe condition in asylum-seeking refugee adolescents most notably resulting in a seemingly unconscious state.
Karl Sallin's PhD project is part of the European Flagship Human Brain Project.
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Recently in the media
- A Disorder of Mind and Brain. A mysterious condition once known as hysteria is challenging the divide between psychiatry and neurology, Diana Kwoon, Scientific American, November 2020
- HVB-hemmet Solsidan: Så behandlar vi uppgivna barn, SVT Nyheter, October 22, 2019
- Apatiska barnen diskuteras igen, SVT Nyheter, October 5, 2019
- Den enda rena sanningen kräver några lögner, Svenska Dagbladet, September 29, 2019
- Granskning lyfter ny debatt om apatiska barn, SVT Nyheter, September 26, 2019
- Apatiska barn talar ut, Svenska Dagbladet Ledarredaktionen, September 24, 2019
- Ohörda rop, Magasinet Filter, September 23, 2019
- The trauma of facing deportation, The New Yorker, April 3, 2017 issue
- Only in Sweden, BioEdge, March 18, 2016
- SLS vill förändra vårdens organisation och styrning, Framtidens Karriär, 20 January, 2015
- Sjukvården följer inte längre lagen, Svenska Dagbladet Brännpunkt, 26 May, 2014
Pervasive refusal syndrome
Karl Sallin is studying pervasive refusal syndrome as a disorder of consciousness.
The Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project is one of the European Community flagship projects and involves over 100 groups. Kathinka Evers leads the philosophical research.
Neuroethics & Neurophilsophy
Any attempt at understanding how the mind and the brain work comes with a set of philosophical, ethical and social issues.
Resignation syndrome: Catatonia? Culture-bound?
Part of Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2016.
Neuroethics & Philosophy of the Brain
The CRB neuroethics research team is an international, multi-disciplinary group. Our backgrounds allow us to approach these issues from theoretical, philosophical, social, bio-political and clinical perspectives. We collaborate closely with neuroscientists to understand the ethical and philosophical questions that neuroscience brings. In this report, we provide a summary of our research. The report was updated in November 2016. We are planning an update in the autumn 2020.