OpenfMRI has been deprecated. For new and up to date datasets please use

Old dataset pages are available at

Offline Processing in Associative Learning

This is structural and functional MRI data from 35 healthy volunteers that accompanies Bursley et al. (2015), "Awake, Offline Processing During Associative Learning." Subjects encoded paired associates and then performed a distractor task before being probed on associate pairs. Pattern analyses suggest that encoded memories were reactivated during the distractor task, and performance of the distractor task led to superior recall for the associate pairs, compared to a control condition in which no distractor task was performed.

In this dataset: High-resolution T1-weighted structural and BOLD contrast fMRI scans


001 paired associate learning


  • J. David Creswell
  • Michael J. Tarr
  • Adrian Nestor
  • James K. Bursley

Contact Information:

Name: James K. Bursley

Acknowledgements and Funding:

This project was supported by a Rothberg Research Award in Human Brain Imaging awarded to J.K.B. and J.D.C.

Sample Size:


Scanner Type:

Siemens 3T MAGNETOM Verio



Accession Number:


How to cite this dataset:

In addition to any citation requirements in the dataset summary please use the following to cite this dataset:

This data was obtained from the OpenfMRI database. Its accession number is ds000168



Browse Data For All Revisions on S3

Direct Links to data:

Revision: 1.0.1 Date Set: Sept. 16, 2017, 12:50 a.m.


- Corrected T1w.json lint

Revision: 1.0.0 Date Set: April 21, 2016, 8:57 p.m.


Initial Release