Research

Hypotheses drive the acquisition of knowledge

COFFI’s own Dr Vegard Bruun Wyller today published an article in the Norwegian press (Google translate link) discussing the importance of making hypotheses to test in order to challenge prevailing scientific thought in order to find better, more clear ways forward.

In recent years, researchers looking into CFS/ME have been under increasing pressure to work only on areas considered to be traditionally unrelated to psychology, which may be limiting the ability of scientists to draw meaningful conclusions. Dr Wyller and his colleagues believe that we must think of scientific research, and the body as a whole, as a continuum instead individual, unrelated items.

Research into the causes of CFS/ME remain a high priority within the the COFFI collaborative, with many papers published last year pointing to new and exciting paths for research.