In Microbe Magazine Arturo Casadevall and Ferric Fang listed in ‘Diseased science’ unrecognized medical conditions that scientists suffer …
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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