Brain-behavior correlations: Two paths toward reliability

Caterina Gratton, Steven M. Nelson, Evan M. Gordon

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In a recent issue of Nature, Marek et al. (2022) demonstrate that cross-sectional brain-behavior correlations are often small and unreliable without large samples. This observation pushes human neuroscience toward study designs that either maximize sample sizes to detect small effects or maximize effect sizes using focused investigations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1446-1449
Number of pages4
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 4 2022

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The authors declare no competing interests.

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