Is brain imaging useless?

Brain imaging research is often wrong. This researcher wants to change that. When neuroscientists stuck a dead salmon in an fMRI machine and watched its brain light up, they knew they had a problem. It wasn’t that there was a dead fish in their expensive imaging machine; they’d put it there on purpose, after all. It was that the medical device seemed to be giving these researchers impossible results. Dead fish should not have active brains.The researchers shared their findings in 2009 as a cautionary tale: If you don’t run the proper statistical tests on your neuroscience data, you can … Continue reading Is brain imaging useless?