Archive for January, 2016


“Can Resting State Neuroscience Save Brain Mapping?” (01/07/2016)

January 6, 2016

Joseph McCaffrey

Abstract: Human brain mapping is one of the central goals of cognitive neuroimaging research. Despite the popularity of functional MRI (fMRI) for mapping cognitive functions onto the brain, many philosophers and neuroscientists believe that traditional, “task-based” fMRI is in a state of crisis. In this talk, I present the methodological and conceptual challenges facing task-based fMRI, and examine whether “resting state” fMRI can save brain mapping from this crisis.