Functional Neuroimaging under the Crosshairs..

I’ve worried about this for years. Now Dorothy Bishop puts it all out there here.  Money quote:

I do not think it is worthwhile to do poorly-designed studies of small numbers of participants to test the mode of action of an intervention that has not been shown to be effective in properly-controlled trials. It would make more sense to spend the research funds on properly controlled trials that would allow us to evaluate which interventions actually work.