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Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping
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Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping

Stephen Jose Hanson and Martin Bunzl

Abstract

The field of neuroimaging has reached a watershed. Brain imaging research has been the source of many advances in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science over the last decade, but recent critiques and emerging trends have been raising foundational issues of methodology, measurement, and theory. Concerns over interpretation of brain maps have created serious controversies in social neuroscience, and, more importantly, point to a larger set of issues that lie at the heart of the entire brain mapping enterprise. In this book, neuroimagers and philosophers of the mind reexamine these central ... More

Keywords: social neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, signal processing, statistical analysis, dynamical analysis, modeling, neuroimaging data, social attributions, voodoo correlations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014021
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014021.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Jose Hanson, editor

Martin Bunzl, editor

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Introduction

Stephen José Hanson, and Martin Bunzl

I Location and Representation

1 A Critique of Functional Localizers

Karl J. Friston, Pia Rotshtein, Joy J. Geng, Philipp Sterzer, and Rik N. Henson

2 Divide and Conquer: A Defense of Functional Localizers

Rebecca Saxe, Matthew Brett, and Nancy Kanwisher

4 An Exchange about Localism

Martin Bunzl, Stephen José Hanson, and Russell A. Poldrack

II Inference and New Data Structures

9 Confirmation, Refutation, and the Evidence of fMRI

Christopher Mole, and Colin Klein

11 Discovering How Brains Do Things

Stephen José Hanson, and Clark Glymour

III Design and the Signal

15 Intersubject Variability in fMRI Data: Causes, Consequences, and Related Analysis Strategies

Jean-Baptiste Poline, Bertrand Thirion, Alexis Roche, and Sébastien Meriaux

IV The Underdetermination of Theory by Data