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: Ýou 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.'