Good read: In Defense of Brain Imaging

While brain studies have been booming, the backlash has been big too. Therefore in this blog post, Virginia Hughes wants to defend brain imaging, acknowledging the limitations but also describing the benefits:

“Brain imaging isn’t a perfect scientific tool; nothing is. But there are many good reasons why it has revolutionized neuroscience over the past few decades. We — the media, the public, scientists themselves — should always be skeptical of neuroimaging data, and be quick to acknowledge shoddy statistics and hype. Just as we should for data of any kind.”

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