Brain imaging studies under fire

Abbott, Alison
January 2009
Nature;1/15/2009, Vol. 457 Issue 7227, p245
Academic Journal
The article discusses a paper that has been accepted for publication in "Perspectives on Psychological Science," which accuses a large body of social neuroscience of being worthless due to poorly analyzed brain imaging data. Social neuroscience is the study of neurobiological mechanisms underlying social behavior, and the authors of this paper claim that in numerous cases errors were made in data handling and statistics.


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