"A fallacious argument is one that seems to be valid but is not so. Why are fallacies so commonplace in scientific papers, and why can we not detect them when we read them?" — Christophe Bernard, On Fallacies in Neuroscience.
"The question before us then is what can be done to reduce the burden that these fallacies place on the field; what is our path forward?" — Karl Herrup, Fallacies in Neuroscience: The Alzheimer's Edition.
In this webinar, Karl Herrup and Christophe Bernard explore how logical fallacies and unseen bias limit scientific advancement in their fields of Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy.
Following the webinar, browse other papers in the ongoing Experimental Bias series in eNeuro.
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