Neuroimaging as a New Tool in the Toolbox of Psychological Science

@article{Cacioppo2008NeuroimagingAA,
  title={Neuroimaging as a New Tool in the Toolbox of Psychological Science},
  author={John T. Cacioppo and Gary G. Berntson and Howard C. Nusbaum},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={62 - 67}
}
During the past quarter century, advances in imaging technology have helped transform scientific fields. As important as the data made available by these new technologies have been, equally important have been the guides provided by existing theories and the converging evidence provided by other methodologies. The field of psychological science is no exception. Neuroimaging is an important new tool in the toolbox of psychological science, but it is most productive when its use is guided by… 
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