fMRI Statistics Debate

I’ve just completed the second installment of a film on the events surrounding a paper by Ed Vul and colleagues from 2008/2009. There were a number of issues that this debate picked up including technical issues in the field but it also offers a useful focal point for discussion a lot of connected areas particularly in what is referred to as Science 2.0 – the potential open collaborative effort that is offered by the medium of the internet and the internet community.




New Scientist article citing Vul et al paper and examining link between ‘consciousness’ and neural activity

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