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Brain scan studies busted by statistics

Brain scan studies busted by statistics

作者:聂搿昴  时间:2019-03-08 07:08:05  人气:

THERE is fresh evidence that the budding field of social neuroscience is producing misleading results because of statistical methods often used to analyse brain scans. In January, Hal Pashler of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues, sparked controversy when they criticised the statistical methods used by a clutch of high-profile research teams to link brain activity to emotions. They said the teams’ results could be inflated because random noise was not properly accounted for. Now Nikolaus Kriegeskorte of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland,