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Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience
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Ginger Campbell
This book challenges our current reliance on fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) scans. In particular it looks critically at the use of fMRI scans as a tool for studying cognition (how people think).

The author concludes that it is premature to abandon other psychological testing methods because fMRI scans suffer from several limitations including poor reproducibility and the fact that since every pixel on a scan represents millions of neurons, they can't represent want is going on at th
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