Kelly Joyce on fMRI in the Boston Globe, interviewed on The World’s Fair

Kelly A. Joyce, author of Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency, was quoted by Jonah Lehrer in the Boston Globe in his article about the state of technology—and, perhaps more important, popular faith in technology—when it comes to regarding brain scans as a window on the mind. Joyce says, “These [fMRI] images get people excited in a way that other research just doesn’t. . . . The pictures have a tremendous authority, not only among scientists but among people who might just glance at a brain scan picture in a newspaper.”

Read the article here: Picturing our Thoughts: We’re Looking for Too Much in Brain Scans (Boston Globe, August 17, 2008)

Joyce was also interviewed at length at the science blog The World’s Fair: Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency: medical knowledge, healthcare policy, and those huge loud machines, with author Kelly Joyce

Kelly Joyce on fMRI in the Boston Globe, interviewed on The World’s Fair