A multi-subject, multi-modal human neuroimaging dataset

Sci Data. 2015 Jan 20:2:150001. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.1. eCollection 2015.


We describe data acquired with multiple functional and structural neuroimaging modalities on the same nineteen healthy volunteers. The functional data include Electroencephalography (EEG), Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data, recorded while the volunteers performed multiple runs of hundreds of trials of a simple perceptual task on pictures of familiar, unfamiliar and scrambled faces during two visits to the laboratory. The structural data include T1-weighted MPRAGE, Multi-Echo FLASH and Diffusion-weighted MR sequences. Though only from a small sample of volunteers, these data can be used to develop methods for integrating multiple modalities from multiple runs on multiple participants, with the aim of increasing the spatial and temporal resolution above that of any one modality alone. They can also be used to integrate measures of functional and structural connectivity, and as a benchmark dataset to compare results across the many neuroimaging analysis packages. The data are freely available from https://openfmri.org/.

Publication types

  • Dataset
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Brain Mapping
  • Electroencephalography
  • Female
  • Functional Neuroimaging*
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Male
  • Task Performance and Analysis