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Perspectives on Psychological Science
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.
fMRI, brain imaging, scientific communication, publication bias, neuroethics
Farah, M. J., & Hook, C. J. (2013). The Seductive Allure of "Seductive Allure". Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8 (1), 88-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1745691612469035
Date Posted: 15 May 2015
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