It is our belief that (neuro)diversity does not only make life more interesting, but also more complex. There is not just one way to interpret individual differences and behaviour. It is the dynamic interaction of biological, psychological, and sociological factors which determines to how people develop. Given our scientific backgrounds, we mainly focus on psychology and cognitive neuroscience. To better grasp why some people are perceived as being more exceptional than others, we need to generate and integrate knowledge on a broad range of factors and consider different perspectives. We, therefore, gain input from and collaborate with the persons who are the focus of our research, we respect each others’ differences, collaborate with people across the globe, preregister our analyses, publish open access whenever possible, and focus on societal outreach.