Imperial College London

Professor Paul M. Matthews

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Edmond and Lily Safra Chair, Head of Department



+44 (0)20 7594 2855p.matthews




Ms Siobhan Dillon +44 (0)20 7594 2855




E502Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus






BibTex format

author = {Poldrack, RA and Baker, CI and Durnez, J and Gorgolewski, KJ and Matthews, PM and Munafò, M and Nichols, TE and Poline, J-B and Vul, E and Yarkoni, T},
doi = {10.1101/059188},
publisher = {Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory},
title = {Scanning the Horizon: Towards transparent and reproducible neuroimaging research},
url = {},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Functional neuroimaging techniques have transformed our ability to probe the neurobiological basis of behaviour and are increasingly being applied by the wider neuroscience community. However, concerns have recently been raised that the conclusions drawn from some human neuroimaging studies are either spurious or not generalizable. Problems such as low statistical power, flexibility in data analysis, software errors, and lack of direct replication apply to many fields, but perhaps particularly to fMRI. Here we discuss these problems, outline current and suggested best practices, and describe how we think the field should evolve to produce the most meaningful answers to neuroscientific questions.</jats:p>
AU - Poldrack,RA
AU - Baker,CI
AU - Durnez,J
AU - Gorgolewski,KJ
AU - Matthews,PM
AU - Munafò,M
AU - Nichols,TE
AU - Poline,J-B
AU - Vul,E
AU - Yarkoni,T
DO - 10.1101/059188
PB - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
PY - 2016///
TI - Scanning the Horizon: Towards transparent and reproducible neuroimaging research
UR -
ER -