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.