Amen brother. I have been pounding on this particular issue for what feel’s like forever. For me by far the worst offenders are the neuroscientists who seemingly have no problem with articles that proclaim nonsense like “Researcher’s locate justice in the brain using brain scans” or “Neuroscientists prove love is in the brain using brain imaging techniques.” I say they endorse these ridiculous headlines because in every article there are always a few choice quotes from the neuroscientists involved in the “studies” the articles reference. Leaving aside the fact that all the major brain imaging techniques have methodological holes so big one could drive a truck through them, the proclamations are illogical, nonsensical, and just plain wrong. Moreover, your typical neuroscience imaging study usually tops out at around n=12 making any “conclusions” about as useful as the flip of a coin. Are these people proud of this crap? Sharing the articles with their friends and family as an example of how important they are? Neuroscience is rapidly approaching data ‘science’ like levels of not science science. What a joke.

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