The Fall of Niels Birbaumer

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A highly acclaimed neuroscientist whose work offered hope for many patients with brain injury has fallen from grace.

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Prof. Niels Birbaumer, of the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen in Germany, came under investigation earlier this year. The probe began after researcher Martin Spüler raised serious concerns over a 2017 paper in PLoS Biology by Ujwal Chaudhary et al. Birbaumer was the senior author.


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