The Department of Psychology is delighted to announce the next online talk of the Mind Meeting Seminar Series.
On Thursday 20th August, Prof. Russell Poldrack (Stanford University, USA) will give a talk entitled “What’s wrong with neuroimaging research, and how can we make it right?”.
When: Thursday 20th August, 6 – 7:30 pm (Attention: different time)
The talk will take place virtually via Zoom. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in taking part.
Functional neuroimaging has given rise to tens of thousands of publications, but we remain far from a comprehensive understanding the neural basis of mental functions. I will argue that this arises from two fundamental flaws in the way that neuroimaging research has been done. First, I will argue that we have been asking the wrong questions, such that our research strategy has no way of uncovering selective relations between brain systems and mental functions. Second, I will argue that we have been asking these questions in the wrong way, using methods that do not provide reproducible results. I will outline a set of conceptual and analytic strategies that I hope can help address these problems.
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