choose ONE research paper from the list below.
Address the following points:
Provide a brief overview of your chosen paper’s research question. What are the authors attempting to find? What aspects/symptoms of the disorder are they testing?
Briefly describe the neurological basis of what is being tested. Which brain areas, networks, or neurotransmitters are affected in this disorder and what are the potential causes? If there
is no known cause, please specify at least one prominent hypothesis.
Detail at least two positive aspects of your chosen paper. This can be on any section of the paper. For example, did they adequately match the clinical with the neurotypical group? Was
their methodology and analysis adequate to answer the research question, and why? Were the stimuli appropriately suited to answer the research question, and why? Be sure to justify and elaborate on
Detail at least two negative aspects of your chosen paper. This can be on any section of the paper. You can expand on the positive aspects you listed, making recommendations for how the
authors may have improved the study or done it differently. Be sure to justify your arguments. Other examples include, did the authors draw viable conclusions according to the results? Did the
authors collect data that directly addressed the research question, and why not? Is the research question worth investigating in this population, and does it truly expand on current knowledge of
the disorder? Any of these questions can also be used as positive examples.
Make at least one recommendation for how the same research question could be addressed using another brain imaging technique. What do you think the results would show?
Bernier, Dawson, Webb, & Murias (2007). EEG mu rhythm and imitation impairments in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Brain and Cognition, 64(3), 228 – 237.
Bor, Brunelin, Sappey-Marinier, Ibarrola, d’Amato, Suaud-Chagny, & Saoud (2011). Thalamus abnormalities during working memory in schizophrenia. An fMRI study. Schizophrenia Research, 125, 49 – 53.
Stanford, Vasterling, Mathias, Constans, & Houston (2001). Impact of threat relevance on P3 event-related potentials in combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research, 102, 125
Wang, Eslinger, Doty, Zimmerman, Grunfeld…Yang (2010). Olfactory deficit detected by fMRI in early Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Research, 1357, 184 – 194.