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Reckless Report Exaggerates Flaws in Brain Scan Software

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August 16, 2016- "Reckless Report Exaggerates Flaws in Brain Scan Software"- In this opinion piece, the author argues that a report from June which suggests a bug in brain scanning program highlights hotspots of brain activity that are not actually present, is itself flawed. The author argues the June report grossly overstates the software snafu on studies that involve fMRI. In their report, the researchers say the bug and other flaws in the fMRI software and analysis call the results of 40,000 research papers into question. However, this article argues that this and other criticisms of fMRI imaging in the report have been highly exaggerated.