Symposium of Occam’s beard
The Symposium of Occam’s beard is a celebration of creativity in science, though not necessarily in the way …
Neuroscientists put a dead salmon into an fMRI machine as a test object, and turned it into a good case to raise awareness about false positives. The researchers scanned a dead fish, but actually found voxels that would indicate the salmon’s brain was active. In stead of ‘a funny object to test your methods with’, the salmon became the subject in an appealing story with an important message.
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