Category Archive: neuroimaging

Aug 30 2016

Dreams and the Outside World

When I was 13, I once dreamt that a beautiful woman was sensuously stroking the palm of my hand, as a family of fridges hummed in the background. In reality, a huge, buzzing wasp had landed on my right hand. It idly walked around for a bit, and then stung me. After the shock had …

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Jul 17 2012

Notes from a consciousness conference – Part 2: The neural symphony of consciousness fading

This is the second part of my report on the recent consciousness science conference (ASSC) in Brighton, UK.  After the first day, where I attended workshops on the science of hypnosis and magic, the four day conference began in earnest. Fascinating piecemeal new details about consciousness were revealed at regular intervals throughout the conference.  For …

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Mar 08 2012

The dilemma of weak neuroimaging papers

Over this week, there has been a striking debate in the blogosphere and on Twitter concerning the flaws in many published neuroimaging studies. This was sparked off on Monday by Dorothy Bishop’s brutal, insightful highlighting of the methodological holes in a paper published in the prominent journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in …

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