No, Brain Scans Can’t See You Think

Over at NPJ Science of Learning, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa debunks the myth that “brain scans see thought.”

In brief, Tokuhama-Espinosa argues that

Each brain imaging machine can, at best, measure a single dimension (electrical, chemical, or structural) of one sub-skill set …

No imaging machine can measure thought, only a sub-element of a thought.

The whole article is worth a read. Tokuhama-Espinosa has long made wise contributions to the field of Mind, Brain, Education. Her writing always merits attention.

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