Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

Riverside Presentation Slides

Just wanted to take a second to thank the kind folks in the Psychology Department at UC Riverside for hosting me this afternoon. I gave a neuroimaging stats talk for their cognitive brown bag series, and it was a really great time! For anyone who is interested a copy of the slides from my presentation […]

Spring 2010 Conference Posters

I have been remiss in uploading copies of my spring conference posters. October seems like a fine month to rectify that. Below are links to the research I presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting in Montreal and at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping meeting in Barcelona. Both meetings were fantastic – I got […]

APS Conference – Presentation Slides

I have wanted to attend the Association for Psychological Science annual convention for a number of years, but I was always frustrated by the number of other conferences I had to attend during the spring. All that changed early this year when I was offered the opportunity to give a presentation on interoceptive development. I […]

PAPER: How reliable are the results from functional magnetic resonance imaging?

– Current Citation: Bennett CM, Miller MB. (in press). How reliable are the results from functional magnetic resonance imaging? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. – Abstract: Functional magnetic resonance imaging is one of the most important methods for in vivo investigation of cognitive processes in the human brain. Within the last two […]

Quote of the Week – Pashler

“It’s hellishly complicated, this data analysis, and that creates great opportunity for inadvertent mischief.” – Hal Pashler (As seen in Science News)

January 5, 2010 • Posted in: CogNeuro, MRI, Quotes • 1 Comment

PAPER: The Principled Control of False Positives in Neuroimaging

– Current Citation: Bennett CM, Wolford GL, Miller MB. (in press). The Principled Control of False Positives in Neuroimaging. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. – Abstract: An incredible amount of data is generated in the course of a functional neuroimaging experiment. The quantity of data gives us improved temporal and spatial resolution with which to […]

Holiday Presents for a Neurogeek

I know this post might be a bit late in the season to make much of an impact on your shopping plans, but if your loved ones can’t get enough neuroscience then here are some thoughts for great gifts. Some are specific to neuroscience, while others are more general and appropriate for any academic. Enjoy! […]

Quote of the Week – Logothetis

“fMRI is a measure of mass action. You almost have to be a professional moron to think you’re saying something profound about the neural mechanisms. You’re nowhere close to explaining what’s happening, but you have a nice framework, an excellent starting point.” ~ Nikos Logothetis (As seen in Science News)

December 9, 2009 • Posted in: MRI, Quotes • No Comments

Live Sectioning of HM’s Brain

The Brain Observatory at UCSD is doing a live feed of the histological sectioning of patient HM’s brain today. The feed will continue for the next two days while they slice through HM’s brain by fractions of a millimeter at a time. You can view the feed yourself at the following link: The studies […]

The War on Fish: False Positive Horror Stories

Citizens of the Interwebs – we are in need of your assistance! My advisor Mike Miller and I have been asked to write a commentary in a major neuroimaging journal that discusses the importance of protecting against false positives (Type I error) in fMRI. This is essentially an extension of the arguments that we made […]