Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: neuroscience and psychiatry

People Think Research is More Credible When It Includes “Extraneous” Brain...

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People show greater trust in studies with neuroscience language, graphs, and especially brain images.

Findings Linking Depression to Abnormal Brain Activity Questioned

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Meta-analyses fail to replicate findings linking abnormal brain activity to depression.

New Study Raises Doubts About fMRI Neuroimaging Research

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More than forty thousand papers have been published using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to explore the brain. A new analysis of the common...

Psychiatrists Raise Doubts on Brain Scan Studies

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In a review article for this month’s American Journal of Psychiatry, Daniel Weinberger and Eugenia Radulescu from John Hopkins University push back against the overreliance on MRI scans in recent psychiatric studies. While acknowledging that they both have contributed to this type of research in the past, the authors warn that “findings” from these studies “pose a serious risk of misinforming our colleagues and our patients.”