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Niels O. Schiller

Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics


From experience Schiller knows that MRI research is time-consuming and problematic.  'I knew from the outset that my Vici project would be difficult.  But progress is slower than I expected.  fMRI and EEG are complicated methods.  One of my postdocs has only completed two fMRI studies in three years.  One of these has just been accepted, and by a very good journal (Human Brain Mapping), but still...  People often underestimate it.  You hear such comments as: ├Łou put someone through a scanner and then you know what's going on.' But it doesn't work like that.  There are so many areas of the brain which are active that it needs a lot of analysis to understand what's going on.'