About the speaker
Russell A. Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Department of Psychology and Professor (by courtesy) of Computer Science at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience. His research uses neuroimaging to understand the brain systems underlying decision making and executive function. His lab is also engaged in the development of neuroinformatics tools to help improve the reproducibility and transparency of neuroscience, including the Openneuro.org and Neurovault.org data sharing projects and the Cognitive Atlas ontology.
About the talk
There is increasing concern regarding the reproducibility and generalisability of neuroimaging research. Prof Poldrack will outline the problem and discuss a number of important causes, including low statistical power, analytic flexibility, and the lack of robust software engineering practices. He will also outline a set of community efforts that are trying to address these challenges.