Grant and Clay sit down with Dr. Jens Foell to discuss Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. What is it, how is it used, and how is it misused in the lay public and in alt-med?
Jens studied psychology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and got his PhD in neuropsychology from Heidelberg University, Germany. His PhD work involved finding out how phantom limbs work in the brain, and how effects of phantom limb pain therapy can be measured using neuroimaging. He is currently located at Florida State University, where he studies the components of psychopathy and other topics related to brain and behavior. In addition, he co-founded Real Scientists DE, the German-language variant of the popular Real Scientists Twitter account, which makes the work and lives of scientists accessible to a large online audience.