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Affective Videos

The goal of this study was to determine whether affective states can be similarly identified when participants view dynamic naturalistic audiovisual stimuli. Eleven participants viewed 5s audiovisual clips in a passive viewing task in the scanner. Valence and arousal for individual trials were identified both within and across participants based on distributed patterns of activity in areas selectively responsive to audiovisual naturalistic stimuli while controlling for lower level features of the stimuli. In addition, the brain regions identified by searchlight analyses to represent valence and arousal were consistent with previously identified regions associated with emotion processing.


  • Douglas H. Wedell
  • Svetlana V. Shinkareva
  • Jing Wang
  • Jongwan Kim

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Name: Jongwan Kim

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Identifying Core Affect in Individuals from fMRI Responses to Dynamic Naturalistic Audiovisual Stimuli

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Siemens Magnetom Trio 3.0T whole-body scanner (Siemens, Erlangen, Germany)



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This data was obtained from the OpenfMRI database. Its accession number is ds000205



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Revision: 1.0.0 Date Set: Aug. 16, 2016, 9:51 p.m.


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