Commentary: Cluster failure: Why fmri inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positive rates

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This technical report revisits the analysis of family-wise error rates in statistical parametric mapping - using random field theory - reported in (Eklund et al., 2015). Contrary to the understandable spin that these sorts of analyses attract, a review of their results suggests that they endorse the use of parametric assumptions - and random field theory - in the analysis of functional neuroimaging data. We briefly rehearse the advantages parametric analyses offer over nonparametric alternatives and then unpack the implications of (Eklund et al., 2015) for parametric procedures.

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Mueller, K., Lepsien, J., Möller, H. E., & Lohmann, G. (2017, June 28). Commentary: Cluster failure: Why fmri inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positive rates. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Frontiers Media S. A. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00345

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