Response to Scheel et al.

Reid, V.M., Dunn, K., Donovan, Tim ORCID logo ORCID: and Young, R.J. (2018) Response to Scheel et al. Current Biology, 28 (10). R596-R597. Full text not available from this repository.

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Scheel et al.[1] highlight three types of methodological concern with the work reported in our recent paper [2], related to analytical decisions, fetal behavior, and how light interfaces with maternal tissue. Here we outline why the issues raised do not detract from our originally reported conclusions. In our view, the procedural and analytical decisions that we made in our study [2] were the most appropriate given the uncharted territory that we explored. The best test of methodological robustness of our approach would be replication by another laboratory.

[1] A.M. Scheel, S.J. Ritchie, N.J.L. Brown, S.L. Jacques, Methodological problems in a study of fetal visual perception, Curr. Biol., 28 (2018), pp. R594-R596.
[2] V.M. Reid, K. Dunn, R.J. Young, J. Amu, T. Donovan, N. Reissland, The human fetus preferentially engages with face-like visual stimuli, Curr. Biol., 27 (2017), pp. 1825-1828.e3.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Current Biology
Publisher: Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN: 1879-0445
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Health and Medical Sciences
Additional Information: Correspondance referring to: Anne M. Scheel, Stuart J. Ritchie, Nicholas J.L. Brown, Steven L. Jacques, 'Methodological problems in a study of fetal visual perception', Current Biology, Volume 28, Issue 10, 21 May 2018, Pages R594-R596. Open Access under a Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license funded by Economic and Social Research Council.
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 11:28
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