What a dead fish can teach you about neuroscience and statistics


5 Responses to “What a dead fish can teach you about neuroscience and statistics”

  1. Bucket says:

    Mmm. I think the “sushi” section of my brain is lit up like Christmas right now. 

  2. Mark Dow says:

    I’d add that fMRI responses can be robust in individual subjects, in many cases. While most studies use group averages to make inferences about a population, some stimuli/experiments  (e.g. sensory responses like vision) are robust enough to make inferences about location and magnitude of neural activity in individuals. Of course the statistics still need to account for the large number of tests — about one test per voxel.

    Also, “…interested in data at the .5 level.” should read “.05 level”, “p < .05", or 5% chance that the statistic would happen in randomized data.

  3. Tom McCarthy says:

    I’ll be honest. I only clicked on the link to see if you had a picture of a fish inside the MRI machine.

  4. gypsyspacemuffin says:

    Immediately made me think of this.

  5. imag says:

    Great interview.  Thank you.

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