Individual Brain Charting, a high-resolution fMRI dataset for cognitive mapping

Sci Data. 2018 Jun 12:5:180105. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.105.


Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) has furthered brain mapping on perceptual, motor, as well as higher-level cognitive functions. However, to date, no data collection has systematically addressed the functional mapping of cognitive mechanisms at a fine spatial scale. The Individual Brain Charting (IBC) project stands for a high-resolution multi-task fMRI dataset that intends to provide the objective basis toward a comprehensive functional atlas of the human brain. The data refer to a cohort of 12 participants performing many different tasks. The large amount of task-fMRI data on the same subjects yields a precise mapping of the underlying functions, free from both inter-subject and inter-site variability. The present article gives a detailed description of the first release of the IBC dataset. It comprises a dozen of tasks, addressing both low- and high- level cognitive functions. This openly available dataset is thus intended to become a reference for cognitive brain mapping.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Brain Mapping*
  • Cognition*
  • Datasets as Topic
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging