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Studying mind and brain with fMRI

Marc G. Berman, John Jonides and Derek Evan Nee
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

The explosion in publications using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) warrants an examination of how the technique is being used to study processes of mind and brain. Here, we propose a classification of fMRI studies that reveals how this technique is being used in the service of understanding psychological and neural processes and the relationship between the two.

Keywords: fMRI; psychological models; psychological processes