Blobs and Pitfalls: Challenges for fMRI Research

Brain scanning is big at the moment. In particular, the technique of functional MRI (fMRI) has become hugely popular within neuroscience. But now a group of big-name neuroimaging researchers, led by Russ Poldrack, have taken a skeptical look at the field, in a new preprint (currently under peer review) called Scanning the Horizon: Future challenges for neuroimaging research.

Poldrack et al. do a great job of discussing the various problems including limited statistical power, undisclosed an

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