IS IT BIG ENOUGH? ⏱10:19
how the visual brain controls blind people's feet & how every single brain scanning study ever done needed thousands more participants to be reliable.
episode #27, 25th March 2022 #movement #blind #scanning #size #matters image source
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our main brain stories this episode...
in a carefully-conducted brain stimulation study comparing the movement skills of blind & sighted people, the authors excluded 93% of their data & pretended that the main purpose of their work was always to focus on the 7%. riiiiigggghhhht. [read more...]
the claim that all brain scanning studies are 'too small' provides fodder to armchair pundits & students around the world. the more limited claim that massive unfocused brain-behaviour correlation studies are underpowered is fair. [read more...]