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...

MOVEMENT: A SECOND SIGHT?

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...]

this story was in episode #27. original article: Ikegami et al., 2022 (bioRxiv), reported in: The New Scientist by Jason Arunn Murugesu on 16th March 2022 #brain #stimulation #blind #moving #phacking

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ALL BRAIN STUDIES ARE TOO SMALL

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...]

this story was in episode #27. original article: Marek et al., 2022 (Nature), reported in: The New Scientist by Clare Wilson on 16th March 2022 #brain #scan #size #number #replication

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