A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research

In Brain Science, Brain Technology by Brainy Days Ahead

FMRI is short for functional magnetic resonance imaging and is one of the best tools we have to measure brain activity. The findings in this recent study may invalidate the results of as many as 40,000 studies spanning the past 15 years which relied on analysis of fMRI data. While the fMRI scans the brain, the data is analyzed by software that has, up until recently, been relied upon as accurate. In this current study a serious software flaw is identified invalidating many prior studies. (All the more reason to stay focused on the most current brain research.)