08 March 2011

The relevance of cognitive science

Nice bit of balance from David Dobbs in Wired about the possibility of useful neuroimaging research (or 'blobology' as one of his commenters describes it).

Also worth reading is Jonah Lehrer's New Yorker article on the failure to replicate effects in published psychology studies; possibly a consequence of the bias that results from researchers' writing up studies with significant effects for publication, at the expense of many other studies without significant findings.

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