FMRI: Not the Only Way to Look at the Human Brain in Action
Letter to the Editor
The Observer (September 2006) is to be commended for presenting a balanced view of fMRI research, resisting the megahype that characterizes so much of this literature. It is a pity, however, that you did not extend your coverage across the entire domain of cognitive neuroscience. As someone who began studying brain activity using a “…non-invasive, high-resolution, totally safe way to look at a human brain…” in 1961, I take exception to the assertion attributed to Joy Hirsh regarding fMRI that “This is the first time in history we have a non-invasive, high-resolution, totally safe way to look at a human brain,…to look at how the brain drives and controls behavior…”
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
APS Observer, v. 19, issue 11
Scholar Commons Citation
Diamond, David M., "FMRI: Not the Only Way to Look at the Human Brain in Action" (2006). Psychology Faculty Publications. 345.