Dorothy Bishop on editorial integrity. Neuroskeptic on decoding faces, null results, and voodoo neuroscience. The Neuroethics Blog on the ethics of consumer tDCS devices. Simon Oxenham on gender stereotypes and their impact on the scientific endeavor. PLoS Neuroscience Community put together a collection of important papers on neurodegenerative diseases. 1 Boring Old Man on anti-depressants […]
… interesting discussion from Simon Oxenham on the replication crisis and the importance of negative experimental findings, an issue also touched on in a recent (and more mainstream) Last Week Tonight segment on scientific progress from John Oliver. In addition, Neuroskeptic talks about (replication) problems for the purported “optimism bias,” while Angela Grant meditates on […]
… at least not judging by his takedown.
… Dorothy Bishop’s take (in re to pre-registration of studies, p-hacking, publication bias, etc.).
… courtesy of 1 Boring Old Man. Interesting stuff, in various parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Post-script
… interesting discussion on the various claims of oxytocin research-land, by Simon Oxenham over at the New Scientist.
… discussion at Neurocritic; long story short – not as hazardous as some suggestions make out.
… in relation to the recent takedown of some seriously flawed randomized controlled trial (RCT) research on citalopram (an SSRI anti-depressant). Nice overview, with appropriate tangents, available from 1 Boring Old Man, discussing the original article, related methodological concerns from many decades ago, some practical ramifications, and subsequent elaborations. Interesting (and at times horrendous) stuff!