Way Too Many False Positives

From a July 2016 article:

“A whole pile of “this is how your brain looks like” fMRI-based science has been potentially invalidated because someone finally got around to checking the data…

When you see a claim that “scientists know when you’re about to move an arm: these images prove it”, they’re interpreting what they’re told by the statistical software.

Now, boffins from Sweden and the UK have cast doubt on the quality of the science, because of problems with the statistical software: it produces way too many false positives.”

Read more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/03/mri_software_bugs_could_upend_years_of_research/

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