Multi-resolution 7T fMRI data on the representation of visual orientation

Dataset Description

This dataset consists of empirical ultra high-field fMRI data recorded at four
spatial resolutions (0.8 mm, 1.4 mm, 2 mm, and 3 mm isotropic voxel size) for
orientation decoding in visual cortex — in order to test hypotheses on the
strength and spatial scale of orientation discriminating signals. This is an
extension of the studyforrest project. All seven participants previously
volunteered for the audio-only and the audio-visual Forrest Gump study. The
dataset is compliant with the BIDS data description standard
(  A detailed description can be found in:

Sengupta, A., Yakupov, R., Speck, O., Pollmann, S., Hanke, M. Ultra
High-Field (7 Tesla) multi-resolution fMRI data on the representation
of visual orientation
. Data in Brief (submitted)

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Alternative Data Access

This dataset may also be accessed using git/git-annex. Please refer to the github project page: studyforrest-data-multires7t for more information.


  • Ayan Sengupta
  • Renat Yakupov
  • Oliver Speck
  • Stefan Pollmann
  • Michael Hanke

Acknowledgements and Funding:

Only open-source research software was employed in this study. We thank their respective authors for making it publicly available. Please follow good scientific practice by citing the associated data descriptor: Sengupta et al. (2016), Data in Brief This research was supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded to S. Pollmann and O. Speck (DFG PO 548/15-1). This research was, in part, also supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of a US-German collaboration in computational neuroscience (CRCNS), co-funded by the BMBF and the US National Science Foundation (BMBF 01GQ1112; NSF 1129855). Work on the data-sharing technology employed for this research was supported by US-German CRCNS project, co-funded by the BMBF and the US National Science Foundation (BMBF 01GQ1411; NSF 1429999).

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Scanner Type:

Siemens 7T



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How to cite this dataset:

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This data was obtained from the OpenfMRI database. Its accession number is ds000113c