trouble with biomarkers and press releases

The latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience contains an interesting article by Ecker et al in which the authors attempted to classify people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and health controls based on their brain anatomy, and report achieving “a sensitivity and specificity of up to 90% and 80%, respectively.” Before unpacking what that … Continue reading trouble with biomarkers and press releases

elsewhere on the internets…

Some stuff I’ve found interesting in the last week or two: Nicholas Felton released his annual report of… himself. It’s a personal annual report on Felton, as seen through the eyes of a bunch of friends, family, and strangers: Each day in 2009, I asked every person with whom I had a meaningful encounter to … Continue reading elsewhere on the internets…