Episode 7: Functional Brain Networks, Cognitive Science, & Reverse Inference with Dr. Russ Poldrack


For our seventh episode, we interviewed Dr. Russ Poldrack, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience. Dr. Poldrack is a leading expert in cognitive neuroscience, so we discussed some of the most pressing questions in the field to-date. How good are we at capturing individual differences in patterns of brain activation? Can we infer psychological information about someone from these patterns? What's it like to have yourself scanned over 100 times just for fun (and for the sake of rigorous science)? Dr. Poldrack also gave us a sneak preview of his upcoming book, "The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts." There's so much to learn from this episode -- what are you waiting for?

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