About the authors

Russ Poldrack

Dr. Russell A. Poldrack is the Director of the Imaging Research Center and Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published more than 100 articles in the field of cognitive neuroscience, in journals including Science, Nature, Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, and PNAS.  He is well known for his writings on how neuroimaging can be used to make inferences about psychological function, as well as for his research using fMRI and other imaging techniques to understand the brain systems that support learning and memory, decision making, and executive function.  More info about his lab can be found at http://www.poldracklab.org.


Jeanette Mumford

Dr. Jeanette A. Mumford is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Trained in biostatistics, her research has focused on the development and characterization of new methods for statistical modeling and analysis of fMRI data.  Her work has examined the impact of different group modeling strategies, has developed new tools for modeling of network structure in resting state fMRI data. She is the developer of the fmriPower software package, which provides power analysis tools for fMRI data. 

Tom Nichols

Dr. Thomas E. Nichols is the Head of Neuroimaging Statistics at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.  He has been working in functional neuroimaging since 1992 when he joined the University of Pittsburgh's PET Facility as programmer and statistician. He is known for his work on inference in brain imaging, using both parametric and nonparametric methods, and is an active contributor to the FSL and SPM software packages. In 2009 he received the Wiley Young Investigator Award by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in recognition for his contributions to statistical modeling & inference of neuroimaging data.