The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dead Salmon Thinking

"Scanning Dead Salmon" from Wired reveals a dead salmon who appears to be thinking, according to the interpretation of fMRI scanning.

Conclusion: be careful of the research results you accept!

Hat tip to Jimmy Wales.

2 comments:

Minuteman said...

After getting a one year subscription to WIRED I no longer bother to open the issue when it arrives.

Marsha Familaro Enright said...

I think I might not have made clear what the article was about. The point of the article/research was to illustrate how scientists need to be careful about drawing simple conclusions from the data of fMRI, such as the conclusion that certain areas being lit on an fMRI means that that are of brain is functioning.

It's an excellent bit of research.