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Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping$
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Stephen Jose Hanson and Martin Bunzl

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014021

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014021.001.0001

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Words and Pictures in Reports of fMRI Research

Words and Pictures in Reports of fMRI Research

(p.113) 10 Words and Pictures in Reports of fMRI Research
Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping

Gilbert Harman

The MIT Press

This chapter, which focuses on the use of words and images in reports of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research, states that fMRI research reports are subjected to several fallacies, including issues related to data consistency and data’s confirming hypothesis. It presents a detailed discussion on logical consistency and looks into the controversial interpretation of the pictorial presentation of the results of fMRI research. Finally, the chapter describes the concept of cognitive illusions.

Keywords:   fMRI, cognitive illusions, data consistency, logical consistency, pictorial presentation

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