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Great expectations: what can fMRI research tell us about psychological phenomena?

Lavelle, Leah A.
Cacioppo, John T.
Published in International Journal of Psychophysiology. 2009, vol. 73, no. 1, p. 10-6
Abstract Expectations for what functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can offer psychophysiology vary greatly. Overreaching enthusiasm such as the idea that fMRI can reveal lies and political attitudes are as common as the opinion that fMRI, in its current form, is useless for the advancement of psychological theories. Errors in the inferences being drawn from fMRI data may be contributing to each of these extreme positions, so the present paper addresses these several common inferential errors and describes some of the potential of fMRI for psychophysiological theory and research.
Keywords Brain/blood supply/physiologyBrain MappingHumansImage Processing, Computer-AssistedMagnetic Resonance ImagingOxygen/bloodPsychological TheoryResearch/methods/trends
PMID: 19232374
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AUE SEIL, Tatjana, LAVELLE, Leah A., CACIOPPO, John T. Great expectations: what can fMRI research tell us about psychological phenomena?. In: International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2009, vol. 73, n° 1, p. 10-6. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:5464

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