The neural basis of unconditional love reports a functional magnetic resonance imaging study where human subjects viewed pictures of individuals with intellectual disabilities and instructed to either just view the pictures or "to self-generate a feeling of unconditional love toward the individuals depicted".
The study has been critically commented by Thomas Ramsøy on his blog.
 "Unconditional love" versus passive viewing
Table 1 with 11 coordinates.
 Correlation with self-report rating of unconditional love
Table 2 with 5 coordinates.
- The Talairach atlas is referenced, but is not a MRI stereotaxic space. The template is not clear, but as SPM2 is used it is probably MNI space.
- Small volume correction is used.
- It is not stated which form of multiple comparison correction is used. Guessing from the used of SPM2 it is probably random field corrected over voxels and voxels values.
- Under "Data analysis" section it is stated that a P < 0.005 corrected threshold was used. However, under the result section for "A posteriori correlational analyses" it is stated that a threshold on P<0.05 is used.
- ↑ Thomas Z. Ramsøy (2009-04-08). Unconditional love in the brain? Brainethics.