Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Postmortem ichthyological cognition

This may illustrate one of the hazards of using fMRI scans to show that minds are reducible to brains:

...we completed an fMRI scanning session with a post-mortem Atlantic Salmon as the subject. The salmon was shown the same social perspective-taking task that was later administered to a group of human subjects. 
Either we have stumbled onto a rather amazing discovery in terms of postmortem ichthyological cognition, or there is something a bit off with regard to our uncorrected statistical approach.

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