in a parallel universe, my tears are falling on my curriculum vitae.

i’m as much of a fan of pop neuroscience as the next person but new research published in the prestigious journal nature reviews neuroscience, “Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience”, concludes that much of what’s published is, well, worthless due to “low statistical power”. a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away i was published in the official journal of the society of neuroscience and in a parallel universe i continued on attempting to get enough funding to support sample sizes large enough to be meaningful.

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