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fMRI: A New Research Tool, by APA

01/01/2007 (Aprox)


Contrary to what any responsible neuroscientist could explain, in 2007 an official document of the American Psychological Association, the world’s largest professional society in the field, affirmed that fMRI “isn’t quite a mind reader, but it comes close,” declared that it “produces movies starring the brain,” and added that psychologists and others “aren’t using fMRI just to see what lights up in people’s brains as they perform different mental tasks” but also “to help answer classic questions within psychology” (APA 2007).


This is just one example in thousands of the hype and the misleading publicity that have sustained the growth in the range of application of fMRI.

Vidal, Fernando and Ortega, Francisco. Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject (Forms of Living)....

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Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A New Research Tool

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