Scientific research can be prone to bubbles too – neuroscience risks being the next one

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Science, like any other field that attracts investment, is prone to bubbles. Overly optimistic investments in scientific fields, research methods and technologies generate episodes comparable to those experienced by financial markets prior to crashing.

Assessing the toxic intellectual debt that builds up when too much liquidity is concentrated on too few assets is an important task if research funders want to avoid going short on overvalued research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2014

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