Neuroethics Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-2013

Publication Source

Perspectives on Psychological Science

Volume

8

Issue

1

Start Page

88

Last Page

90

DOI

10.1177/1745691612469035

Abstract

The idea of fMRI’s “seductive allure” is supported by two widely cited studies. Upon closer analysis of these studies, and in light of more recent research, we find little empirical support for the claim that brain images are inordinately influential.

Keywords

fMRI, brain imaging, scientific communication, publication bias, neuroethics

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Date Posted: 15 May 2015

This document has been peer reviewed.