Functional Neuroimaging's Neymar Problem

As a “World Cup tie in post” this one’s a bit late, but here’s a story that’s been getting a lot of attention: According to scientists, Neymar uses instinct and not his brain when playing football

Yes, if you believe the headlines, research has shown that legendary Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos is so good, he can play with his brain switched off.

What’s the reality? The research in question used fMRI and it was published in Frontiers in Human Neurosciences: Efficient foo

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