Resolving Ambiguities of MVPA Using Explicit Models of Representation

Thomas Naselaris, Kendrick N. Kay

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We advocate a shift in emphasis within cognitive neuroscience from multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) to the design and testing of explicit models of neural representation. With such models, it becomes possible to identify the specific representations encoded in patterns of brain activity and to map them across the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1476
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Computational modeling
  • Encoding model
  • FMRI
  • Multivariate pattern analysis
  • Representation

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