Why neuroimaging can't diagnose autism

Abstract

Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could scan our brain to test for psychiatric conditions? Unfortunately, this option just isn’t available yet. And contrary to what some media report, we shouldn’t expect diagnostic neuroimaging anytime soon. A seldom discussed statistical nuance stands in the way. This nuance lies in the multiple interpretations of the diagnostic term “accuracy.”

Publication
Casting Light on the Dark Side of Brain Imaging