- There is nothing new about MEG, which has been around for some time and is basically a variation on electroencephalography (EEG).
- As is the case with EEG, the price of improved temporal resolution is poor spatial resolution.
Nevertheless, even this tradition is no longer what it used to be. The fact is that we must assume that every source has a motive. Finding a second confirming source may not be sufficient if both sources share that motive. For example Moore's source may have been a member of a project trying to land a large grant for an extensive study based on MEG data. It is often the case that such large projects are shared across multiple institutions, often both academic and industrial. Thus, a second source from a different institution that happens to have the same vested interest in a shared grant proposal is no more reliable than the primary source.
If I were not so passionate about spending most of my time writing about music, I would think that it is about time to write a book on how market-based thinking has corrupted basic research beyond all recognition in the fullest spirit of the FUBAR acronym.