William Hedley Thompson

Senior Lecturer

Dept. of Applied IT, Division of Cognition & Communication
Visiting address
Forskningsgången 6, plan 3
41756 Göteborg
Room number
SVEA 438
Postal address
Box 100, (Forskningsgången 6, Lindholmen)
41296 Göteborg

About William Hedley Thompson


My research themes include cognitive neuroscience, metascience, and network theory. These include:

  • Cognitive neuroscience research in various cognitive functions and in several clinical populations. Here, I develop and apply new methods related to analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data. The methods usually originate from temporal network theory, which analyzes complex connected systems over time.
  • Understanding and improving science and scientific practices. My work here includes improving the readability of scientific texts, promoting dataset reuse, managing media coverage, and developing hypotheses.
  • Develop and testing methods and software related to network theory and neuroimaging. Usually relating to (temporal) network methods. The software includes teneto and netplotbrain (as the main developer). I have also contributed to templateflow and various other projects.

See full publication lists on ORCID, Google Scholar or ResearchGate


  • BA in theoretical philosophy (GU),
  • MSc in cognitive science (University of Amsterdam)
  • PhD in cognitive neuroscience (Karolinska Institute)
  • Post docs relating to cognitive neuroscience and metascience (Karolinska and Stanford)
  • Senior lecturer in cognitive science (GU. Since 2022)


Research methods, cognitive philosophy, network theory.